Walking in the countryside is great fun and helps improve your health and wellbeing, as well as getting close to nature. We have a range of walking opportunities to suit all abilities.

For anyone that wants regular walks, why not try our weekday walking groups. This is a chargeable service, invoiced every two months, and people are paying out of their personalised budgets. The groups meet at 10am and go out for a full day in the countryside, getting dropped off home at the end of the day (if you live in the local area).

The Walk on the Wild Side group meets on Wednesdays (Harrogate) and combines shorter walks of up to 5 miles with a spot of nature study along the way.

The Weekday Walking Group on Thursdays (Harrogate and Wakefield) enjoys hikes of up to 8 miles and is a great way to improve your health and fitness.

Our staff are supported by plenty of experienced volunteers who are trained in Sighted Guiding, so can assist you if you have a visual impairment. Please get in touch if you are interested in joining – we’d love to hear from you!

Five people and a dog standing by some cherry trees in blossom
A man and woman with countryside behind them

I love getting out into the fresh air and doing something a bit different. I really enjoy walking over the Humber Bridge. I love coming out with Open Country as there’s so many different people to meet.


Easy Going Walking Group

Our Easy Going Walking Group meets at the weekend and enjoys strolls of up to 3 miles on fully wheelchair accessible paths in the countryside.

We also have walks in Barnsley, York (twice monthly) and Selby (Thursdays) suitable for ambulant disabled people who would like to enjoy rambles of up to 7 miles in a supportive group environment.

Our Residential Walking Weekends have included trips to the Lake District, The Yorkshire Dales, Scammonden Reservoir and Carlton in Cleveland.

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