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

Next OD Local event... Saturday 1st October, Pooley Country Park: Tony Haw Memorial Cup Score event

Full details here


10th September 2022, Burton Dassett - OD Local League - Results

Results are here


OD Local Event League: Results after 12 events

Results up to / including Hinckley Urban.

Click here to see a pdf with the current standings in the 2021 / 2022 OD Local Event League

Urban League table for just the sprint / urban events (just 4 events at the moment). Here

Events Calendar

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  • News - 30th August 2022

    News - 30th August 2022

    YORKSHIRE WEEKEND RESULTS  The annual White Rose Weekend attracted Octavian Droobers club members to take part in several races. There was a wide variety of events planned around the Gilling area of Yorkshire including a night score, middle and classic distance, a sprint, mountain bike score and entertainment including a maze, quiz and BBQ centred around the campsite. At the Gilling Castle sprint race Nathan Lawson M21 was 1st in the Mens Open. Racing. In their age classes Anne Straube was 2nd Womens Vet, Kirsten Strain 3rd Womens Open and Sue Bicknell 3rd Womens Hyper Vet. After competing in both Read More
  • News - 23rd August 2022

    News - 23rd August 2022

    BEGINNERS ORIENTEERING IN WARWICK Octavian Droobers Orienteering Club are introducing a series of free introductory sessions for beginners. On Saturday afternoon 3 September from 2pm until 3pm the club will be at St Nicholas Park, Warwick. All ages, especially families, are welcome to come along to experience this fun outdoor adventure sport. Full instructions will be given by local club members. Participants can walk or run around the park noting the letter on each post, using a free map to complete the trails, a bit like a treasure hunt. Trail lengths are from 1.9km to 3.6km. If you have always Read More
  • News - 16th August 2022

    News - 16th August 2022

    MULTI DAY SUMMER ORIENTEERING FESTIVAL Octavian Droobers Orienteering Club members participated in the popular annual multi day orienteering summer festival held this year in the Lake District. The 5 individual day events were staged at different locations around the Lake District with courses on remote moorland fells and steep wooded areas. Over 1,000 entrants came from all over the UK and Europe to compete in this premier event. There were some great runs on these tough technical areas by club members and several podium places were achieved and overall results after 5 events, included a 1st place by Alistair Landels Read More
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