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Friday, 1 April 2016

An extra weekday Walk - Hogsmeade Circular

A Magical Spring walk

An unusual and not previously published SWC walk passing a stunning forest, castle and lake. 

Length :  16 km or 10 miles

Toughness :  3 out of 10

Getting there :  Catch the 10:06 am train from London Kings Cross (Platform 9¾) to Hogsmeade

Meeting point :  Hogsmeade Station at 12:00 am

Tickets :  Buy a cheap day return to Hogsmeade

Brief Description

An enchanting walk which starts in Hogsmeade High Street passing the Three Broomsticks, Madam Puddifoot's The Post Office, Gladrags Wizardwear and other shops. The walk continues across a style and on to Sirius's Cavern.
Leaving Sirius's Cavern in a North Westerly direction,  Hogwarts Castle is visible to the left before the walk sweeps West into the Forbidden Forest. Here observant walkers may glimpse a Unicorn, Centaur or even the Grawp.
If time permits after leaving the forest, it is possible to visit Hogwarts Castle before passing the lake and returning to Hogsmeade Station.

You may find full details of a similar walk  here

Suggested Lunch stops

Suggested Tea stops

Map

HP Lexicon : Hogwarts and Environs

Return train times

Trains return from Hogsmead whenever you wish, but you'll need a wand.


7 comments:

PeteB said...

I'm going on this one- anyone for Quidditch?

Sean said...

Brave man. But will your trusty GPS keep you on the right track…?

Anonymous said...

Does the train stop at Ealing Broadway?

Walker said...

Platform 9.75 is not easy to find at Kings Cross. You have to go all the way to the end of platform 9 and then use your powers of discernment. Return tickets to Hogsmead do not always go through the barriers at Kings Cross. If you have any problems, utter the magic words. ("Oi, mate, open the bleeding gates, innit?" may do the trick.)

Porky said...

Couldn't find the finer details of this walk in Book 3; then someone told me that the Saturday Walker known as St Thomas, you know, the stomach surgeon, had removed the appendix.....

Anonymous said...

Help! I am at Kins Cross and cannot find platform 9 3/4. No train to Hogsmead on the departure board either!

Anonymous said...

Don't worry, Glenfinnan Railways sometimes have trouble procuring coal.
I'm sure the SWC stretched Limo will be round shortly to pick up disappointed walkers and whisk them up to Hogsmeade.