Walls of Moria
From Tolkien Gateway
The Walls of Moria were the western rocky cliffs at the base of the Misty Mountains.
The Doors of Durin were built upon that surface, and by the craft of its makers, the doorway blended into it when closed.
Before the Walls, there was a shallow valley climbing westward to a small cliff and then to a road between the Stair Falls, and the ancient Eregion.
Portrayal in adaptations
2001: Peter Jackson's The Fellowship of the Ring:
- Fellowship passes the Walls of Moria before reaching the Durin's Gate.
2008: The Lord of the Rings Online: Mines of Moria:
- The Walls of Moria are a small sub-area of Eregion, where the "Iron Garrison", an expedition of Dwarves from Erebor and the Iron Hills, seek to gain entry into Moria. Players must pass through this place before entering the Mines themselves. This may not be so easy considering the Watcher in the Water still lurking in the deep waters.