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.

World Orienteering day 2017
Alistair Powell, club captain, competing at the British Orienteering Championships in the Lake District on 6 May 2017.
Photo Wendy Carlisle
JK 2017 Ultra Veteran Champions
Interland Podium
Interland Team
Will Gardener with M21 Midlands Championship Trophy
Mark Pawsey MP and Mayor of Rugby Councillor Sally Bragg
Martin Ward at Rugby
Liz Phillips on the podium.
Laurie Bradley Winners 2017
After surviving the snow on Kilnsey Moor on Day 3, Easter Sunday, these three intrepid Droobers, Peter Carey, Sheila Carey and Barry Elkington, took their place on the podium gaining a 2nd place, on Day 4 at Storthes Hall near Huddersfield, in the Ultra Vets Relay.
  • 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 information@octavian-droobers.org

 

COVID-19 news

Inline with current government policy all Orienteering Events are cancelled until further notice.

 

To keep you entertained in the interim period, why not try these links:

OD Facebook page for news and updates: https://www.facebook.com/OctavianDroobersOrienteeringClub

Try EBOR Virtual Orienteering: http://www.eborienteers.org.uk/2020/03/virtual-orienteering/

Scottish Orienteering daily puzzles: https://www.scottish-orienteering.org/resources/puzzles-and-challenges/

British Orienteering at home: https://www.britishorienteering.org.uk/Home_Resources

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DISCOVER THE OUTDOOR ADVENTURE SPORT

 

STOP PRESS – NEW VIDEO LAUNCHED

 

 

Orienteering is an adventure sport enjoyed by families, runners and walkers. A new video* has been launched to encourage newcomers on how to get started in this sport on a Permanent Orienteering Course.

Download video from: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y4yfyUwkUxw

Octavian Droobers Orienteering Club have introduced permanent orienteering courses in country parks in 10 locations around Coventry, Warwickshire and Daventry, Northamptonshire. It is a great way to discover our lovely parks in a socially distanced way. Searching and locating the checkpoint posts placed around the parks, using specially drawn maps, a bit like a treasure hunt, is a great way to exercise and get fit outdoors in the fresh air.

A full list of these venues and how to download the maps free of charge are on the club website www.octavian-droobers.org - see newcomers page. For additional information about the Permanent Orienteering Courses please visit websites of the parks for latest opening times, car parking and other facilities.

 

* Video produced by Orienteering Foundation and for more information on the 500 nationwide Permanent Orienteering Courses visit www.britishorienteering.org.uk/pocs

23rd June 2020