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!

For a positive start to the year… try volunteering!

January is always seen as a time for cutting back and abstaining from things, eliminating a lot of the fun from our lives. While there may be a few highly motivated souls out there who manage to turn away from temptation well into the new year, the majority of us...
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Open Country’s Review of 2019

2019, what a great year! With lots of good fun, laughter and cheer We set ourselves plenty of challenges to meet With adventurous outdoor activities to complete   We cycled across Wales, in the wind and the rain And some of our members jumped out of a plane! We...
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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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46 East Parade

Harrogate

North Yorkshire

HG1 5LT

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