Open Country is a Harrogate-based charity with almost 30 years of experience in enabling 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 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 £250,000 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 here for other ways you can donate. Thank you for your generosity!

Wild about Waterfalls, Wilberforce and Wales!

Here at Open Country we love a good challenge and have set ourselves not one, not two but THREE wild challenges this year! We know that Yorkshire is crammed with waterfalls surrounded by some fabulous scenery. But how many are there? And could we visit them all? Our...
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New era… new logo!

As we approach our 30th year of enabling people with a disability to access the countryside, we thought it was time for a fresh new look to take us into our next chapter. After months of hard work behind the scenes, some crying, laughter and a few tantrums, we are...
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The Blue Calypso is here…

Open Country celebrated the launch of its brand new wheelchair accessible minibus. Members of the charity gathered together with staff, volunteers, trustees and funders to celebrate the arrival of the new minibus. Russ Piper, Chief Executive of Sovereign Health Care,...
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Golden Glory for the Open Country Allotment!

We are delighted to have received the Gold Award in the Wildlife Friendly Garden Awards for our efforts to increase the wildlife value of our plot at the Jubilee Allotments near Knaresborough. Harrogate District Biodiversity Action Group’s award scheme recognises the...
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There’s no such thing as bad weather… only unsuitable clothing!

As the winter draws in this is especially relevant to all our groups as we continue our raft of countryside activities come rain, hail or snow. As usual, our calendar of activities is jam-packed over the next few months with activities including wildlife watching,...
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