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Harad Road

Harad Road was the long road that connected Ithilien and Harad.

[edit] Course

It ran southward through Ithilien, crossing the Poros at its Fords, and then out across South Gondor to the ford across the Harnen and beyond to the far lands of Harad.[1]

[edit] History

It's possible that the Road was built or first used by the Gondorians, as Gondor extended its power to the south in the early Third Age.[2]

The southernmost part of the Road is not clear,[3] perhaps indcating that in the later years, as Gondor's power diminished, it fell into disuse and had disappeared.[2]


  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Unfinished Tales, "The West of Middle-earth at the End of the Third Age" [map]
  2. 2.0 2.1 Robert Foster, The Complete Guide to Middle-earth, entry "Harad Road"
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Fellowship of the Ring, General Map of Middle-earth