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RYTON POOLS COUNTRY PARK

RegionWest Midlands
ClubOctavian Droobers
Nearest townCoventry
PostcodeCV8 3BG
Carpark locationJust beyond the entrance at the end of a short drive signed off the A445 Leamington Road just NE of Bubbenhall.

Available Maps

There are 4 Permanent Orienteering Course Maps available:  A separate Reverse page is also available covering all the maps.

White / Easy 1.2km with 8 controls.

Yellow / Intermediate 2.2km with 10 controls.  NB Point No.5 (Control No.11) is missing at present (Oct 2020) just miss it out.

Orange / Advanced 3.2km with 10 controls.

Score Course / Word Hunt with 15 controls to find which are not on the White / Easy Course.  NB Control No.11 is missing at present (Oct 2020)  just miss it out.

Car Parking is £3 per car for 2 hours peak, less per car off-peak (all year after 4 pm and 1st Nov to 28th Feb inclusive).  No need to book.

There are Ticket Machines in various places.

 

VOC Details

VOC courses use the permanent orienteering course posts which are round wooden stakes with the numbere etched into the top

Other Things to do in the Area

There is a Cafe open most of the time, with toilets available.

There is a miniature Railway operating from 1 pm to 4 pm on Sundays and Bank Holidays.

There are extensive Walks, some with Audio Trails   There are Two Play Areas for younger and older children.

Lakes for Bird watching. Geocaching

Cycle Hire.  Dogs are welcome on or off the lead.

Maps Available From

British Orienteering website (Free) or

Ryton Pools Country Park Visitor Centre at £1 each.  A comprehensive list, month by month for weekdays and weekends and holidays can be found at:

Warwickshire's Country Parks

Please check on 02476 305 592 to see if the Visitor Centre is actually going to be open.

Further Information

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