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Draycote Water Country Park

RegionWest Midlands
ClubOctavian Droobers
Nearest townDunchurch / Rugby
PostcodeCV23 8AB
Carpark locationFrom the traffic lights in the centre of Dunchurch take the A426 Southam Road SW for 3km. Draycote Water Country Park is signed off to the right from this road. Cost £3 for 2 hrs, £4 all day.

Available Map

The Draycote Water Maprun and Permanent Orienteering courses are at Draycote Water Country Park.  The Courses use the easy, runnable terrain of the Country Park with a flat grassy area leading to a small hill.  The longer Courses use part of the perimeter of the reservoir. There is a very good cafe and restaurant on-site and lots of other water sports-based activities. There is also a running trail around the reservoir.

VOC Details

The Maprun courses and descriptions are on the reverse side of the map. 

Other Things to do in the Area

There is a Cafe at the Visitor Centre overlooking the large reservoir.  The Visitor Centre is open every day (except Christmas day)  7.30 - 20.00 (May-August) and 7.30 - Dusk (September - April).

Near the Car Park is an extensive Children's Play Area.

You can do a 5km walk or cycle around the reservoir on a well-made track (but dogs are not allowed around the reservoir, only in the Country Park)

There is a thriving private sailing club and fishing available too. 

Maps Available From

British Orienteering website or the Visitor Centre at Draycote Water Country Park.  Cost £1.

The 1.2km White Course is for Novices.

The 2.0km Orange Course is for people with some experience of Orienteering.

The 5.2km Light Green Course is more difficult and gives experienced Orienteers a longer run.

Further Information

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