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RegionWest Midlands
ClubOctavian Droobers
Nearest townWarwick
PostcodeCV35 9HZ
Carpark locationCV35 9HZ Follow brown signs on the B4086 to Compton Verney from Wellesbourne. Just past the Fosseway (B4455) turn left just past the bridge over the lake.

Available Maps

Compton Verney estate offers very accessible Orienteering in an attractive setting.  There is extensive parkland with an ornamental lake (Capability Brown) and a country house with cafe and Art Galleries.  They are CLOSED ON MONDAYS.

At the Welcome Centre by the car park, you will be able to purchase maps for each of the 3 Permanent Orienteering Courses for £1.  Compasses may be borrowed for a small returnable deposit.

There is an entrance fee for all to the Grounds/House/Special Exhibitions, depending on how far you want to go.

The Estate is closed during the winter from about the 10th Dec to the middle of Feb.  Please check the website before you go.

www.comptonverney.org.uk  or phone 01926-645 500

The Permanent Orienteering Courses with Start and Finish near the Welcome Centre are:
EASY: 1.4 km,  MEDIUM: 2.1km and LONG: 3.1km.

Other Things to do in the Area

The House has some permanent Art Galleries with Paintings (Italian and English), Chinese Sculptures and artefacts, and a Folk Art gallery, amongst others.

There is a Shop with Art-related stock in the House.

For an extra entrance fee, there are usually 2 Special Art Exhibitions which change every few months (see website for details www.comptonverney.org.uk).

There is a cafe and a restaurant in the house, and the Welcome Centre has a drinks machine too.

Maps Available From

The 3 maps from the British Orienteering website, here. (Free)  NB The Control Descriptions have been slightly updated on the 23rd June 2020, but you can still use the earlier maps too.

The Welcome Centre by the Car Park for £1 each,

Free online from www.comptonverney.org.uk

Further Information

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • White and/or yellow standard controls suitable for beginners
  • Orange and/or light green standard controls suitable for people with some experience