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Welcome to Octavian Droobers, celebrating 50 years! 1965 - 2015

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.



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Latest Club News

The Dales Weekend, near Malham Tarn, in Yorkshire, was organised by AIRE orienteering club and included the Senior Home Internationals, Northern Championships and UK Orienteering League events.

Representing England were club members Julie Emmerson, Matthew Elkington and William Gardner, Kirsten Strain was running for Scotland and Toni O’Donovan

for Ireland. Scotland won the individual and relays with England in 2nd place.

On Day 1 Harrison McCartney was 4th in 79.16mins in the M18 Elite class on the 10.75km course with 360metres of climb and Anne Straube was also 4th on the W40L course of 6.17km taking 64.44mins, only 1 minute behind the winner. On the short courses Bruce Bryant was 2nd on the M55 course of 4.9km taking 43.33mins and Daniel Roth 2nd on the M40.  continued.....

2nd Sept 2015


Octavian Droobers 50th Anniversary Dinner

Stoneleigh Deer Park Golf ClubCV8 3DT.

Saturday 24th October 2015

7.00 for 7.30 pm

Guests of Honour Ted & Emi Norrish


Entries are now open for seating at the Octavian Droobers’ 50th Anniversary Dinner.  All are welcome - Club members old and new, husbands, wives, boyfriends, girlfriends and friends of Octavian Droobers.   Contact Bob Brandon




Orienteering for Beginners!

at Ryton Pools Country Park, near Bubbenhall

On Sat 26th Sept from 11am to 3pm


(A featured activity for Warwickshire’s ‘Big Day Out’)


You are all welcome to come to Ryton Pools Country Park (CV8 3BG) on Sat 26th Sept to try some Orienteering with map, compass and timer supplied free!

(A returnable £5 deposit for the Emit timer please!)


Click HERE for a PDF of the details