Open Country is a Harrogate-based charity with almost 30 years of experience in enabling people with disabilities 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 staff are supported by teams of trained volunteers who are on hand to offer assistance as necessary. For more information about Open Country please click here.

We also have a Wild About Wakefield project based at Thornes Park, offering countryside activities and access information to people with disabilities in the Wakefield area.

We have to raise nearly £300,000 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!

Totally Tandemtastic Tally for 2019

It was always going to be a lively night getting together with 75 of our fabulous tandem club members and volunteers to celebrate the end of the 2019 season. We welcomed riders from all five clubs in Harrogate, Ripon, Wakefield, Wetherby and York, some new this season...
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The simple pleasures of riding a bike…

We were delighted to be invited to write a guest blog for the Sustrans website sharing our thoughts about overcoming the barriers to cycling with a disability. Sustrans joined our Harrogate Tandem Club earlier this year to take pictures on one of our sunny rides down...
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Wakefield Adventurers Take The Plunge!

Six of our intrepid Wild About Wakefield adventurers have taken the plunge with a 10,000ft skydive to raise money towards our services. The group, who are all blind or have a visual impairment, wanted to challenge themselves to an even more adventurous activity and...
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Engage team loses pounds to raise pounds for charity!

For the fourth year running, digital agency Engage is exercising its way to raising money for Open Country! The Engage ‘Elympics’ challenges its team to track and log their exercise activities, converting their hard earned miles into cash for local charities. Engage...
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Countryside Access – Who is your winner?

Our Good Access Scheme award for 2019 is now launched and we are looking for nominations of countryside sites and attractions going the extra mile to improve access for disabled people. The Good Access Scheme award was launched in 2015 to recognise the best...
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