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Disability Rights UK (formerly RADAR) are disabled people leading change, working to create a society where everyone with lived experience of disability or health conditions can participate equally as full citizens.


The Disabled Living Foundation (DLF) is a national charity providing impartial advice, information and training on independent living since 1969.



The Disabled Ramblers exists to help mobility-challenged people get back out into the countryside. They ramble in all weathers and over a variety of terrain.


Fieldfare works with people with disabilities and countryside managers to improve access to the countryside for everyone.



Horticap are a unique garden nestled in the Harrogate countryside providing not only a special visitor experience but also training and education in horticulture for adults with learning disabilities.



At Jennyruth Workshops, adults with learning disabilities gain confidence, independence, life skills and work experience. It's a vibrant and challenging workplace where workers from Ripon and surrounding areas are trained on a wide variety of skills.



Mind is the leading mental health charity in England and Wales. They work to create a better life for everyone with experience of mental distress.



Nidderdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is one of a family of protected landscapes in the UK, working to conserve and enhance the natural beauty of some of the finest countryside in the heart of Yorkshire.


The North York Moors National Park is a beautiful landscape of stunning moorland, spectacular coast, ancient woodland and historic sites. Their website has details of several ‘Easy Access’ walks suitable for wheelchairs.




We aim to promote the maintenance and conservation of the environment within the Pinewoods - approximately 96 acres of semi natural woodland, one kilometre south-west of Harrogate town centre.



The Yorkshire Dales National Park is a special place: it has outstanding scenery, a range of wildlife habitats and a rich cultural heritage. Their website has details of accessible trails and attractions.


Yorkshire Wildlife Trust works to protect wildlife and wild places, and educate, influence and empower people. They manage 95 of the best sites and help others to manage theirs. Their work is helping to secure the future of many important habitats and species, which might otherwise be lost.


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