HARTSHILL Hayes Country Park

Hartshill Hayes Country Park is an undulating area of woodland with several tracks and paths and a variety of seasonal undergrowth.  The suggested courses have been designed to be interesting and to encourage people to explore the park.

The small Car Park is clearly signed from a minor road (Oldbury Road).  There is a Visitor Centre with a cafe and toilets with limited opening times (Weekends, Bank Holidays and School Holidays from 11 am to 2.30 pm)

The Start and Finish of the 4 courses are very near to the Visitor Centre.  The suggested Courses are:  Short and Medium for those new to Orienteering, and Long and Score offer a challenge to the more experienced Orienteer. Parking charges apply, cashless payment only.

The Course details are:  are Short (1.5km / 45m climb),  Medium (2,7km / 65m climb) and Long (3.9km / 120m climb).  The Score Course can cover all 24 controls.One map covers them all.

Please be aware that the woodland can be muddy with some exposed tree roots and standing water.

The Courses are open all year-round, but remember that there are seasonal variations in vegetation that affect visibility and run ability.

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Further Information
Region: West Midlands
Local Club: Octavian Droobers
Nearest Town: Nuneaton
Postcode: CV10 0TH
Carpark: CV10 0TH
Forest & more rural
Suitable for beginners
Suitable for intermediate orienteerers
Suitable for advanced orienteerers
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The British Orienteering Website or the Hartshill Hayes Country Park Visitor Centre when open.  (See above for limited opening times).

For further information please contact the local Orienteering Club which is OCTAVIAN DROOBERS

or email the Club Secretary.

Other Things to do in the Area

Visit Nuneaton's renowned Saturday Market.

Coventry, UK City of Culture 2021, is only 20km away.

VOC Details

All the courses at Hartshill Hayes are available to run using the MapRun6 mobile phone App which is downloadable from the App store. You can then run around one of the courses and your phone will beep when you are at the control site. On completion, the APP will show your results, the course that you took including details of how far you went and the amount of climb. You can also compare yourself with everyone else who has done the course. Details and instructions on how to use MapRun6 are available on the club website at About MapRun - Octavian Droobers - The Orienteering Club for Warwickshire, Coventry and Solihull in the West Midlands, UK (octavian-droobers.org)  

Please note that the score course is called the scatter course on the MapRun App

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