We’re recruiting!

Vacancy: Fundraising Officer We’d love to add to our small but dedicated team with the appointment of a new Fundraising Officer to work alongside our  current part time Fundraising Officer. Here are the details: Based in Harrogate and/or Wakefield, with the...
Channel challenge for Jonty!

Channel challenge for Jonty!

Meet Jonty, the inspirational amputee who is taking on multiple endurance events in aid of Open Country! Over 20 years ago Jonty had a serious car accident leaving him permanently disabled with injuries including an amputated left leg below the knee; titanium plates...
Helping to unlock the countryside for all

Helping to unlock the countryside for all

Hot on the heels of the launch of our brand new Breakfree trails pack, we’re delighted to release the Second Edition of our Wakefield Countryside Directory. Designed by people with disabilities, for people with disabilities, the Directory aims to break down the...
Happy Volunteers’ Week!

Happy Volunteers’ Week!

Volunteers’ Week takes place in June every year. It’s a chance to recognise the fantastic contribution volunteers make to our communities and say thank you. Volunteering is important; in 2019/20, there were around 163,000 voluntary organisations in the UK, most...
NEW Breakfree pack for Wakefield

NEW Breakfree pack for Wakefield

We are really thrilled to be launching our first ever ‘Breakfree’ pack for the Wakefield district. Created to provide inspiration and information on accessible trails around the area, the packs are free to download on our website click here. Take a look at...
Spring cleaning the countryside

Spring cleaning the countryside

We’re delighted to be back out with some of our groups this week after what feels like a lengthy winter hibernation. The sun shone for our Nature Force group’s first task, litter picking in Knaresborough. Four hours and 12 bags later, the stretch of path...
Take part in the Captain Tom 100 Challenge

Take part in the Captain Tom 100 Challenge

Captain Tom was an inspiration to all during the darkest of times. A great example of someone who didn’t let their mobility get in their way of an adventure. To mark what would have been his 101st birthday on 30 April, Captain Tom’s family are inviting people...
Open Country #OneYearOn

Open Country #OneYearOn

Exactly one year ago, as the first lockdown began, we could only imagine what the next few months held for everyone and what the future held for our small charity. With our activities well and truly stymied, it was hard to anticipate what we’d be able to say in...
Spring Nature Activities Pack

Spring Nature Activities Pack

Spring is springing up around us! There’s so much to explore and discover in nature over these next few months and our Spring Nature Activities Pack will help you to get involved in wildlife in your own homes, gardens and local parks. Packed full of information and...
Our lockdown programme of activities

Our lockdown programme of activities

Covid-19 has turned the world on its head and changed the way we work. 2021 has begun with another lockdown so once again we are moving all our activities on line until we can get #OutThereTogether again. Below is our list of Zoom activities offering exercise, nature...
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