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...
Sustrans scoops Good Access Scheme award

Sustrans scoops Good Access Scheme award

National walking and cycling charity Sustrans are the winners of our prestigious Good Access Scheme award for 2020. Mike and Rosslyn from the charity attended a glittering Zoom ceremony just before Christmas to accept the award from members of our illustrious Ripon...
Top 10 Outdoor Apps

Top 10 Outdoor Apps

It’s fair to say that at Open Country, we’re not always the first to embrace new technology and often prefer a more traditional (and somewhat slower) pace of life that perhaps the digital age doesn’t provide us with. However, we’re always keen...
Winter Nature Activities Pack

Winter Nature Activities Pack

Winter – the season of plenty… if you go looking for it!   There’s still so much in nature to explore and discover and our Winter Nature Activities Pack will help you to get involved in wildlife in your own homes, gardens and local parks. Most...
Help us shape the future of Open Country

Help us shape the future of Open Country

Here at Open Country we’re always looking at ways to improve and develop our services. But we can’t do it without your input and feedback! If you have been part of Open Country as a member or volunteer over the past 12 months, please take 5 minutes to...
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