Ottery St. Catchpole
and The Burrow
Ottery St. Catchpole is located in Devon, along the Otter River. Other towns
along this river include
Ottery St. Mary
and Otterton. The town is relatively small. The Burrow is located near
the village to the south  but is hidden by hills and
trees. Most Muggles don't even realize there is a house there. On the other
side of the village from the Burrow is a fairly good-sized hill called
The Burrow includes a rather large, ramshackle house, a garage, a garden
with a small lake, and yards surrounded by hedges.
The Diggory family lives in the general
vicinity of Ottery St. Catchpole but several miles farther away. Other
wizarding families living in the area are the Lovegoods and the Fawcetts.
The map above is not necessarily to scale, but it does show relative
positions. The paddock used by the Weasley boys to practice Quidditch is
not shown, but it seems logical that it would be located near the house
but farther from the town. It is hidden from the Muggles by an orchard.
(Ginny also used it, of course, but her brothers wouldn't let her play
Quidditch with them as a youngster. She had to break into the family
broomshed and take out her brothers' brooms in turn from the age of six
until after her fourth year, when they finally got a clue that she could
play after she joined the
The Weasley Family
We know that The Burrow is to the south of the village from
GF6. As the Harry
and the others were walking from the Burrow toward town on their way to
Stoatshead Hill, they saw that dawn was just beginning to their right.
In July, the sun rises in the east-south-east, so they must have been walking
more or less north to get to Ottery St. Catchpole from the Burrow.