Welcome to Octavian Droobers

The Droobers, Octavian Droobers or OD as they are known are the local orienteering club for Warwickshire, Coventry and Solihull in the West Midlands, UK.

  • Unlike most sports clubs we do not have a fixed weekly meeting point, but instead organise events on a regular basis around the area. See the Events page for details.
  • Walkers, joggers and runners of all ages 5 - 85 years are invited to explore our local woods and parks. We offer help and guidance on how to read maps and use a compass and electronic timer for newcomers at each event.
  • To see a short video explaining what the sport involves, have a look at the Beginners page.
  • For further information about the club please call 01926 632189 or email
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Orienteering - The adventure sport for all.





Latest Club News


After 10 league events throughout the year Octavian Droobers have emerged as the winning club in the West Midland Orienteering League. The score of 7420 points was well ahead of second placed Walton Chasers 6953 points and Wrekin’s 3rd place 6803 points.

Congratulations to the top scoring 15 club members who contributed to the final tally.

Scoring a maximum of 500 points by winning their courses in 5 of the league events, was Sam Leadley M14, Stephen Elkington M18, Alistair Powell M35, Anne Straube W35, Suzanne Humphries W50, Peter Carey M70, Roger Hailey M75, Florence Lunn W10, and Sheila Carey W65. Chris McCartney M45 scored 490 points Barry Elkington M55 484 points, David Leadley M50 466 points, Hilary Simpson W75 496 points, Felix Lunn M12 492 points and Robert Brandon M65 492 points.

At the Chillington Hall, Staffordshire, event organised by Walton Chasers many club members competed on the estate grounds to become West Midlands Champions. Octavian Droobers claimed 12 titles. The top junior girl was Pippa Smart who won the W12 trophy and 3 junior boys won their respective classes: Felix Lunn M12, Alfie Bullus M14 and Stephen Elkington M18.  continued.....

09th Dec 2014