Open Country

Open Country

At a glance


  • Animals / wildlife
  • Environment
  • Health and well being / research and care
  • Human rights
  • Learning disabilities / difficulties
  • Mental health
  • Physical disabilities
  • Sports

Other details

Organisation type: 
Geographical remit: 


  1. To enable adults with learning or physical disabilities, sensory impairments or mental health challenges to enjoy the countryside
  2. To research and promote education into opportunities for adults with disabilities to experience and enjoy the countryside
  3. To advocate for and support activities to improve access to the countryside



  1. We have four nature conservation groups that seek to ‘work for wildlife’ and improve access paths for the disabled and those in wheelchairs.
  2. We have five tandem clubs that take people with disabilities on cycle trips.
  3. We have walking trips ranging from 1 to 10 miles, depending on the capacity of the service user.
  4. We have regular adventure outings which offer a range of activities including swimming, waterski-ing, bird watching, visits to wildlife centres and abseiling etc.
  5. We have dedicated trips for carers and for people who use wheelchairs.
  6. We offer a wide range of access publications and audio walks and offer training and advice


Current opportunities

North Yorkshire, HG1 5LT

We are a dynamic Yorkshire charity enabling disabled people to access and enjoy the countryside through exciting countryside activities and access...