Wild About Wakefield

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Wild about Wakefield video – see what the Wakefield gang have been up to in the last year.

Our newest project aims to help people with disabilities in Wakefield district access the countryside. Working from Thornes Park, just south of the centre, we are now running evening tandem rides, a weekday walking group, regular nature conservation projects, organising wheelchair outings, developing an adventure club and producing countryside access information. If you would like to join in the fun, either as a disabled participant or by helping out as a volunteer, we would love to hear from you. Please contact Ella on her work mobile, 07426 716677, or at the Open Country office on (01423) 507227. You can also email for more information, it’s Wakefield@opencountry.org.uk

Tree planting, skydiving, butterfly counting, canoeing, duck racing and plenty of tandem cycling – these are just some of the exciting activities we have been doing. Check out our photo gallery below to see what else we’ve been up to in Wakefield!

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When you are tandeming along a country lane with someone on the back whooping and cheering through sheer excitement from being on the bike, when you have the joyful sounds from another as he serenades you from the rear and when someone else tells you he wants to buy his own tandem as he loves it so much, you can’t buy that feeling of wellbeing and the warm glow and sweat satisfaction you receive from being a volunteer!


Wakefield Volunteer

Wakefield Countryside Directory

At Open Country we know how difficult it can be for people with disabilities and their carers to obtain information about visiting the countryside. Our latest Countryside Directory covers Wakefield District and is available to download below. Check out our other regional Directories on the Countryside Access Directories page.

Wakefield Countryside Directory for People with Disabilities

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Wakefield Newsletter & Programme

June 2020

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