Open Country

Helping People with Disabilities to Access the Countryside

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Open Country was delighted to be recognised by the Duke of York in 2008 & 2014

The Duke of York's Community Initiative is an exciting venture which supports community projects throughout Yorkshire and Humberside, by recognition of excellence.

The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service 2006

Awarded to recognise and reward excellence in voluntary activities carried out by groups in the community.


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This film was created by students from Leeds Trinity University College as an end-of-year placement project.


We can’t thank them enough for their hard work, enthusiasm and a great final product.


Thank you Joe, Katie, Natalie and Sean

Open Country is a Harrogate-based charity that seeks to enable anyone with any disability to access the countryside.


We achieve this through a variety of countryside activities and the provision of information, training and advice.


Fully accessible transport is provided and teams of trained volunteers are on hand to offer assistance as necessary. For more information about Open Country please click here







Have a look at the video - we were featured on Countrywise!


Open Country is one of the beneficiaries of the Green Hammerton Country Fayre on Sunday 10th July 2016. It is going to be a day to remember with many exciting events including live music, steam engines and classic cars, crafts, stalls, dog events, an antique roadshow and, of course, Morris Dancing! Find out more here:

There is a 20% discount on tickets purchased before 20th June.



We have to raise over £150,000 every year to keep providing the services that we do. Any contributions are greatly appreciated. You can make an online donation via Virgin Money Giving...or click here for other ways you can donate. Thank you for your generosity!