Open Country

Helping People with Disabilities to Access and Enjoy the Countryside


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Hello and a very warm welcome to Open Country! Thank you for visiting our website; we hope you find what you are looking for.

We are a Yorkshire charity with over 30 years of experience of working alongside disabled people, helping them to access and enjoy the countryside. We accomplish this through a variety of outdoor activities and the provision of information, training and advice for all.

We spend our days in the great outdoors, having fun whilst looking after our health and wellbeing. We have a dynamic team of staff, volunteers and trustees ready to welcome and support you.

Please get in touch to find out how you can join us, we’re waiting to take your call: 01423 507227

Best wishes from us all at Open Country 

Could you be a treasured trustee?

We're looking for a new treasurer to join our skilled trustee board. We'd love to hear from anyone with a sound financial skill set to take on this pivotal volunteer role. We've been supporting people with disabilities to access and enjoy the countryside for more than...

Voices of Open Country – tandem volunteer Ian

We're collecting stories and experiences from our family of members, carers, volunteers, and trustees, which we will share monthly. Today, as part of #NationalBikeWeek, we're spotlighting one of our amazing tandem club volunteers. Keen cyclist Ian Ladley has been...

Superstar young supporter’s boost for Harrogate disability charity

An entrepreneurial young pupil at Western Primary School, Harrogate, has raised much-needed funds for Open Country. Daniel, aged 9, was inspired to help the Harrogate-based Open Country, because of the work they do supporting local people with a disability to access...

Have you seen our break free packs? Accessible guides for local walks, wheels, bikes and scooters

MAY is National Walking Month and Open Country is on a mission to help more people to enjoy the great outdoors with our accessible trails. Do you know about our ‘breakfree’ packs? They offer inspiration and guidance on great places to walk, wheel, stroll or cycle,...

Voices of Open Country – part one

Welcome to the first in a regular series of posts - Voices of Open Country We'll be talking to our members, volunteers, supporters and staff to find out more about them, their connection to Open Country and and the difference our...

Record-breaking para-swimmer’s talk boost for Open Country

A sell-out audience at Harrogate’s West Park Hotel was held in rapt attention as ice swimming champion, open water swimmer extraordinaire, and amputee Jonty Warneken spoke at a fundraising event for Open Country.  Record-breaking Jonty – the first amputee to complete...

Could you join Open Country as a Volunteer Treasurer?

Are you passionate about the outdoors and eager to support disabled individuals in accessing and enjoying the countryside? Open Country - a dynamic Yorkshire charity -  is seeking a dedicated Volunteer Treasurer to play a pivotal role in our journey of growth and...

Promoting good access with our GAS awards

  “Small changes can make an enormous difference to improving access for all. It is important to remember that any barrier – however well intentioned - will be a barrier to someone." - David Shaftoe, Open Country We've been delighted to present two Yorkshire...

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Registered Charity No: 1107331   Company No: 5155859

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