WHARFEDALE residents are being urged to nominate local sites that are going the extra mile to improve accessibility.

Harrogate-based charity Open Country’s Good Access Scheme award recognises the best countryside ‘access for all’ projects across the country.

Outdoor sites can be nominated by the disabled people who use them or by the staff or volunteers who manage them. Previous winners have included Otley Town Council for its work on improving access at Gallows Hill Nature Area.

Open Country’s Chief Officer, David Shaftoe, said: “Whether it’s a scheme to improve pathways or innovative projects for people with a sensory impairment, we’d love to hear about countryside sites that are going the extra mile to welcome disabled people.

“On your trips into the countryside this year keep in mind our award scheme and if you have an idea for a worthy winner, please do let us know.” To make a nomination send an e-mail to: info@opencountry.org.uk.