Trailblazer & Nature Force Groups


The Trailblazer and Nature Force groups undertake valuable conservation tasks and footpath repair work. Tasks include tree planting, hedge-laying, scrub clearance, allotment work, invasive weed control, litter picks and much more! We work with organisations such as Yorkshire Wildlife Trust, Harrogate Borough Council and the National Trust. 

We meet on Tuesdays (Trailblazers) and Fridays (Nature Force) at 10am at Community House in Harrogate. We drop people home at the end of the day, usually around 4pm.

The jobs may be dirty, but are suitable for most capabilities. Tools, training and transport are provided. Join us if you want to make a positive difference to wildlife and your local environment!

The conservation group on a summer's day with hills and trees in the background.

Sample Conservation Work Programme

A woman outside holding 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.

Open Country Member

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


01423 507227

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