Welcome to Octavian Droobers!

Octavian Droobers – also known as The Droobers or OD - are the local orienteering club for Warwickshire, Coventry and Solihull in the West Midlands (UK)

New to Orienteering?
Want to learn more about orienteering and how you can get involved in the sport? Check out our Newcomers - About Orienteering section before trying a Permanent Course or coming along to our next event.
Go Orienteering on our Permanent Courses
Find out the locations of our permanent orienteering courses. The perfect way for Beginners to go orienteering.
Join Octavian Droobers today
Find out how to become a member of OD today and enjoy all the benefits of Club and British Orienteering membership.
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Go Orienteering on our MapRun Courses
Take part in "virtual" OD MapRun courses at more than 25 locations using the MapRun6 app.
OD MapRun results
All the 2020 / 2021 MapRun results are available here
The other extreme of orienteering...
OD Elite orienteers: Will Gardner and Matt Elkington but also Duncan Birtwistle, Nathan Lawson and Phil Vokes

Event News

Free "Introduction to Orienteering" Events

A series of free sessions aimed especially at beginners with help and advice available. No need to be a club member.

See Events Calendar here for details of where and when… 


OD Local League event, Wednesday 3rd August, Hinckley urban (Joint event with LEI)

Results and splits for Hinckley are on the LEI website.here. Routegadget is here


Next OD Local League event... Sunday 21st August, Rough Close

Pre-entry via Fabian4.Full details here

Rough Close is closely followed on Wednesday 24th August with an OD Local League at Westwood Campus (University of Warwick). Pre-entry will also be on Fabian4


Events Calendar

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  • News - 28th June 2022

    News - 28th June 2022

    ORIENTEERING UP AND RUNNING Octavian Droobers Orienteering Club are launching a series of summer events, including three free introductory sessions, at locations around Coventry, Warwickshire and surrounding areas. The first will be held on Saturday afternoon 9th July at Coventry’s War Memorial Park. This is a free introduction to the fun outdoor adventure sport for all ages 5 – 85 years. The short trail 1.9km will be popular with families and the longer 4.5km trail will appeal to runners. Instruction will be given by local club members. Later in July orienteers will be welcomed at Hartshill Hayes Country Park, near Nuneaton Read More
  • News - 20th June 2022

    News - 20th June 2022

    MAJOR SPORTING EVENT IN COVENTRY Octavian Droobers Orienteering Club staged a very successful and popular orienteering event in Coventry City, part of the major weekend of orienteering including Birmingham City. Both of these events featured in the European wide series of ‘Euro City Race Tour’. On Saturday the club welcomed over 400 participants from around the UK and Europe to this prestigious event. Organiser Phil Kirk praised the help from club members and especially the support from Coventry University for the use of the Sports Centre for the reception arena. Competitors, using a specially drawn very detailed map, navigated successfully Read More
  • News - 17th May 2022

    News - 17th May 2022

    JUNIORS EXCEL AT WEST MIDLANDS SCHOOLS CHAMPIONSHIPS Pupils from Coventry and Warwickshire schools competed in the West Midlands Schools Orienteering Championships at an event organised by City of Birmingham Orienteering Club and held at Sandwell Valley Country Park. Congratulations to Octavian Droobers juniors who represented their schools and  achieved some great individual top 3 results:  Andrew Tang, Park Hill Junior School, Kenilworth, won the Year 5 Boys class and Henry Jeffries, Princethorpe College, was  1st in the Year 9/10 Boys class. In second places were:  Richie Mack, representing Kineton High School, Year 9/10 Boys class; Rupert Powell, Alcester Grammar School, Read More
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