Open Country member Chrissy with the new Directory

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 barriers to participation in the outdoors and is a handy guide to plan and enjoy a great day out.

The Directory features all the outdoor pursuits, sports, gardening and outings groups available to people with disabilities across the Wakefield district outlining their main activities and the information you need to get involved.

The Directory includes information on walking clubs, easy going walk ideas, outdoor markets, outings, sports clubs, outdoor pursuits, fishing, horse riding, cycling, wildlife watching, volunteering and community transport.


Ella, our Wild About Wakefield Project Officer, says: “At Open Country we know how difficult it can be for people with disabilities and their carers to obtain information about visiting the countryside, so we created our series of Directories to help you discover accessible places. As well as the revised Wakefield edition, we have created Directories for the four counties of Yorkshire as well as Teesside, County Durham and Lancashire.”

The new Directory gives all the information you need for a great day out!

“Whatever your chosen form of countryside recreation, whether its joining a group, getting out into the wild on your own, doing voluntary work or investigating your local nature near home, we hope these Directories inspire you to have as much fun as we have on our Open Country outings.”

Featuring a Foreword by Wakefield’s own Amy Garcia, the Directory is available to download for free at Groups and individuals with disabilities can also contact the charity to get hold of a free printed version of the Directory by emailing


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