Open Country

Helping People with Disabilities to Access and Enjoy the Countryside

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Open Country is a Harrogate-based charity with 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 look on the ‘Who We Are’ page.

We also have our Wild About Wakefield project based at Thornes Park, which offers 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 see our ‘Donate page’ for other ways you can give. Thank you for your generosity!

Celebrating National Allotments Week

We are celebrating National Allotments Week this week! The theme for 2020 is 'Growing Food for Health and Wellbeing', a reflection of the many benefits of growing, cooking and eating your own fruit and vegetables. At Open Country we know all about ‘growing your own’...
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Can you ride to the rescue for Open Country?

Get on your bike – or wheelchair, tandem, scooter, skateboard, penny farthing, unicycle – and join the free My Prudential RideLondon to raise vital funds for our charity! The My Prudential RideLondon is holding a free cycling event on 15-16 August to help charities...
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Help us shape the future of our Wild About Wakefield project

We are looking to recruit a new Trustee to help guide and govern our Wild About Wakefield project. We're looking for a candidate who has a good knowledge of Wakefield, its people, geography, challenges and opportunities and someone who can help us to develop our...
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Disability Charity Champions Access For All With New Grant

  Wakefield-based Open Country, which enables people with a disability to access and enjoy the countryside, has been awarded a £25,000 grant to develop and extend its services to support people during the recovery phase of the Covid-19 crisis.     The...
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Open Country’s Audio Walks

During lockdown, Open Country has been thinking of ways to bring the outdoors indoors for our members who are missing getting #OutThereTogether with us. We're delighted to have launched our first ever series of audio walks, aimed at those who are missing their...
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Community House                                           

46 East Parade


North Yorkshire




01423 507227


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