Achieving the guidelines of 150 minutes of moderate physical activity a week can be difficult to fit into our busy lives. Taking up a sport that the whole family can do can make it simpler to schedule. One destination and just once a week can go some way to meet this.

Orienteering takes place around Coventry and Warwickshire most weeks and Will Gardner the top ranked British orienteer who competes for GB is a great role model.


His success he says comes from being out and about, from an early age, having a really enjoyable and fun adventure time in parks and woods with his two brothers and parents. Getting faster and learning how to find your way using a map and compass can be compared to a treasure hunt on the run, but walking is best when starting out in the sport.


Octavian Droobers welcomes newcomers of all abilities, and ages 5 – 85 years, to its summer Wednesday evening events. One advantage is that there is no need to pre-book your place, just turn up, anytime between 6 and 7.30pm, instructions will be given and compasses can be borrowed.

2nd July 2019