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!

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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It’s a family affair!

Our Wakefield team have been celebrating Volunteers Week (1-7 June) by reflecting on the successes of the 18 months since launching the project in Wakefield and the many volunteers they have welcomed along the way. For some, volunteering with us has become a family...
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Tandem Triumph at Active York Awards

We’re very proud to be dusting off our awards shelf and making space for a new gong following our success at the Active York Sports Awards. Our York Tandem Club was recognised in the ‘Active in York’ category which celebrates groups or individuals achieving great...
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