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The entrance footpath was a long, sloping footpath that connected the Entrance Gates to Hogwarts Castle.[1][2][3][4]


The entrance footpath

The path led up the hill from the gates through a clearing in the Forbidden Forest. It continued past Hagrid's Hut before ascending the next hill via steps. The footpath ended at the Sundial Garden, where one could cross the Wooden Bridge and enter the castle via the Clock Tower.[1][2][3][4]

Behind the scenes

  • In the books, the footpath is a long, sloping drive that leads from the gates up to the great oak front doors that open into the Entrance Hall of Hogwarts.


Notes and references

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Exterior Walkway · Training Grounds · Secret room near the Training Grounds · Hagrid's Hut · Hagrid's pumpkin patch · Hagrid's Garden · Secret Garden · Forbidden Forest · Hogwarts greenhouses · Sundial Garden · Gatehouse · Quidditch Pitch · Incendio Challenge · Quidditch Gate · Quidditch viaduct · Broomshed · Entrance Gates · Entrance footpath · Pixie water well · Clock Tower Courtyard · Wooden Bridge · Road to Hogwarts · Ravenclaw Duelling Arena · Quidditch Training Pitch · Gargoyle Gate · White Tomb · Great Lake · Bowtruckle Island · Ravine · Road to Hogsmeade · Lawn by Forbidden Forest · Path to Owlery · Path to the Whomping Willow · Quidditch Changing Rooms