New era… new logo!

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...
The Blue Calypso is here…

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,...
Golden Glory for the Open Country Allotment!

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...
We’ve Cycled Around the World!

We’ve Cycled Around the World!

Yes it’s true, between them our tandem clubs have cycled over 24,500 miles this season – that’s once around the world! Tonight we will be celebrating this amazing achievement at our annual ‘End of Tandem Season Meal’ at the Mercure Hotel in Wetherby. All five Open...
The LOCAL Lotto launches in Harrogate!

The LOCAL Lotto launches in Harrogate!

On Tuesday 17th July, tickets for the Local Lotto went on sale for the Harrogate district. The new scheme aims to help fund local charities and organisations by returning up to 60p of every £1 ticket back into the community, supporting charities such as Open Country....
Happy Volunteers’ Week!

Happy Volunteers’ Week!

This week hundreds of events and celebrations are taking place across the country, saying thank you to volunteers and recognising their invaluable and diverse contribution to the UK. The campaign was established in 1984 by Volunteering England, which merged with the...
We were all Wild about Wakefield!

We were all Wild about Wakefield!

Sunday 25th March 2018 marked the official launch of Open Country’s ‘Wild about Wakefield’ Project and we celebrated it in style! The day was a partnership event with National Trust’s Nostell, just 7 miles from the centre of Wakefield. These...