Open Country

Helping People with Disabilities to Access and Enjoy the Countryside

Open Country is a Yorkshire-based charity with over 30 years of experience in enabling people with disabilities to access and enjoy the countryside. We achieve this through a variety of outdoor 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 look on the ‘Who We Are’ page.

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 see our ‘Donate page’ for other ways you can give. Thank you for your generosity!

Lottery success for Wakefield!

After a very successful pilot project, we are very grateful to gain National Lottery Community Fund backing to continue and grow our 'Wild about Wakefield' work.   We will be using the three-year Lottery funding, totalling almost £300,000, to help build our...
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Wild Ingleborough – have your say

We are delighted to be involved in an exciting project to create a wilder Ingleborough for the future and to help restore the iconic landscape and build a haven for people and wildlife. Read on to find out how you can have your say on the Wild Ingleborough project:...
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Join our Board of Trustees to help shape our future

We're on the look out for new Trustees to lead our dynamic charity at an exciting time in its development.   Engaging, strategic, interested in the outdoors? If you recognise yourself in this description then our new Trustee roles might be for you. Please take a...
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FREE fitness classes on Zoom

Thanks to funding from the NHS Together Fund, together with our partners at the Wakefield Recovery & Wellbeing College and Vibe Fitness, we have been able to deliver a range of fun, group fitness sessions over Zoom since October 2021. These weekly classes have...
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Breakfree packs help Leeds get active

We are thrilled to be launching the latest in our series of 'Breakfree' packs, this time sharing inspiration and information on great places to walk and cycle across the Leeds city region. The brand new packs are free to download on our website here...
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Announcing the winners of the 2021 Good Access Scheme award

We were delighted to crown Yorkshire Wildlife Trust as the winners of the 2021 Good Access Scheme award for their commendable efforts in access improvement at their Ripon City Wetlands nature reserve. Our Harrogate Advisory Group chose the Trust to receive the award...
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Our impact 2020-21

We're delighted to have published our Impact Report for 2020-21 outlining the ways in which we helped bring our members and volunteers closer to nature, despite the challenges of the pandemic. We're really pleased with our achievements, helping to bring the outdoors...
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We’re recruiting!

Vacancy: Fundraising Officer We'd love to add to our small but dedicated team with the appointment of a new Fundraising Officer to work alongside our  current part time Fundraising Officer. Here are the details: Based in Harrogate and/or Wakefield, with the...
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Community House, 46 East Parade, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, HG1 5LT


01423 507227

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Registered Charity No: 1107331   Company No: 5155859

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