Celebrating National Allotments Week

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...
Can you ride to the rescue for Open Country?

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...
Open Country’s Audio Walks

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...
Top 10 Healthy (and cheapish) Recipes

Top 10 Healthy (and cheapish) Recipes

Now nobody at Open Country can ever claim to be a budding Gordon Ramsey (although some of us might be just as bossy), however we have had more time at home to perfect our favourite recipes and some new ones too. We have tried to make the instructions and ingredients...
Wonderful Wildlife Webcams

Wonderful Wildlife Webcams

Usually Open Country would be out and about in the countryside right now, ensuring people with disabilities get the opportunity to see some really fantastic wildlife spectacles. Whilst we have had to postpone our nature watching outings for now, there is nothing...
James’ Make it Wild Blog

James’ Make it Wild Blog

Last month James from our Conservation group was a guest blogger on the Make it Wild website. He told them about his work with Open Country and how being in nature makes him feel: “I’ve been coming out with Open Country for over 9 years and I love being part of...
Our members share their VE Day memories

Our members share their VE Day memories

We are marking this year’s special 75th anniversary VE Day celebrations by sharing a couple of our older members’ memories of the day WWII came to an end:   Bryan Needham, has been a member of Open Country for over 25 years and regularly goes out with...