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Green Hill Country

Green Hill Country
Region
Matěj Čadil - Green Hill Country.jpg
"Green Hill Country" by Matěj Čadil
General Information
LocationSouth and Eastfarthings in the Shire
TypeRegion
DescriptionGreen hills, wooded in the east
Major townsPincup
InhabitantsHobbits, especially Tooks

Green Hill Country was a patch of country in the Shire, marked out by the Green Hills that ran west to east through three of the Shire's four Farthings.[1]

The western feet of the Green Hills were in the Westfarthing, in the lands of the Tooks. The Hills cut through the northern corner of the Southfarthing, where the village of Pincup lay on their southern slopes. Finally, they passed through the border into the Eastfarthing, where they became densely wooded, and reached their eastern end at the appropriately named Woody End.[2]

From Tuckborough, a road ran eastwards through the Green Hill Country, and it was this that Frodo, Sam and Pippin briefly used in their journey from Bag End.

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Fellowship of the Ring, "A Part of the Shire" map
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Fellowship of the Ring, "Three is Company"