Trailblazer & Nature Force Groups


The Trailblazer and Nature Force groups in Harrogate and Wakefield undertake valuable conservation and footpath repair work in North and West Yorkshire. Tasks include tree planting, scrub clearance, allotment work, meadow management, invasive weed control, litter picks and much more!

We work with organisations such as the National Trust, North Yorkshire Council, Yorkshire Wildlife Trust, Yorkshire Water and Wakefield Council.

The jobs can be dirty and hard work but are suitable for most capabilities. Tools, training, transport and volunteer support are provided.

Join us if you want to make a positive difference to wildlife and your local environment!

A group standing in a meadow in the summer with a mower

Mowing and raking the meadow at Adel churchyard in Leeds

See our sample Conservation Work Programme

A woman smiling, holding some wild flowers
The group doing path work, standing next to wheelbarrows with shovels.
A man and a woman holding a tape measure in a woodland

Installing a nature trail at Ben Rhydding Nature Reserve

I’ve been coming out with Open Country for over 9 years and I love being part of a team that helps nature to flourish. I get to visit different places around the district and I love the variety of jobs we get to do. My favourites are tree planting, raking long grass and cutting back. It is really satisfying to get to the end of the day and see the difference we have made.


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Community House, 46 East Parade, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, HG1 5LT


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