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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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