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RegionWest Midlands
ClubOctavian Droobers
Nearest townDAVENTRY
PostcodeNN11 0RW
Carpark locationThe Car Park is off the East side of the A425 Northern Way just South of a roundabout at NN11 0RW. There is a £2 all day charge (cash only)

Available Maps

The Daventry Country Park lies to the East of Daventry off the A425 Northern Way.   The POC area lies to the West of Daventry Reservoir.  It is mostly a wooded area with some flat open areas of rough grassland.  There are several paths to follow.

There are two courses, each with their own map.  Both maps are free to download from here, but waterproof copies can be bought for a small charge (£1 max) from the Visitor Centre when the Reservoir Cafe is open.  (9 am - 5 pm in the Summer, 9 am - 4 pm in the Winter and 9 am to 2 pm on Sundays and Bank Holidays).

Both Courses Start at the Cafe at the side of the Reservoir and Finish at the Car Park. 

The EASY COURSE IS 1.1km with 10 Controls

The MEDIUM COURSE is 2.6km with 14 Controls.


VOC Details

The two VOCs at Daventry use the Permanent Orienteering courses.

Other Things to do in the Area

As well as the POC Courses, there are Toilets open from 8 am to 5 pm.

There is a footpath all the way around the Reservoir which makes a walk/run of about 3km.

See this Daventry Country Park website for other activities from time to time.  


Maps Available From

Download both maps free here from the British Orienteering Website,


Waterproof Copies can be purchased from the Reservoir Cafe by the Start of the POC Courses when open (see above).

Further Information

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