After receiving National Lottery Community Fund support in May 2022, we are delighted to be running a much greater range of activities in Wakefield district for people with disabilities.
With the provision of two fully accessible minibuses, three staff members and the support of almost 50 wonderful volunteers, we are running new Trailblazer and Wild Things day service groups, a weekend Adventure Club and a Mobility Scooter Social Group.
We have also expanded our Tandem Cycling Club, which now runs on both Wednesday and Thursday evenings throughout the warmer months. The Lottery funding has also allowed us to put on more wheelchair outing sessions every month, to support a greater number of people to access the countryside together.
Please contact Ella on 07426 716677, or call the Open Country office on (01423) 507227. You can also email us at Wakefield@opencountry.org.uk.
Taking a break on a walk on the Lake District Residential Trip
Finding out about Open Country has introduced a whole new world to me and has also helped me to be more accepting of and open about my own disability rather than hiding behind it. It has been inspiring to be around other visually impaired people with whom I can share experiences. I have always found being out in the countryside really relaxing and soothing. However difficult a week I may have had, I always forget my worries whilst taking in the magic of nature.
Wakefield Countryside Directory
At Open Country we know how difficult it can be for people with disabilities and their carers to obtain information about visiting the countryside.
Our latest Countryside Directory covers Wakefield District and is available to download. Check out our other regional Directories on the Countryside Access Directories page.
Wakefield Countryside Directory for People with Disabilities
Recent Wakefield activities have included rambles over the moors, outings to local historic sites, tree planting and much, much more!
When you are tandeming along a country lane with someone on the back whooping and cheering through sheer excitement from being on the bike, when you have the joyful sounds from another as he serenades you from the rear and when someone else tells you he wants to buy his own tandem as he loves it so much, you can’t buy that feeling of wellbeing and the warm glow and sweat satisfaction you receive from being a volunteer!
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