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South Downs

South Downs
Physical Description
TypeHills
LocationCentral Eriador, southeast of Bree, east of the Barrow-downs
RealmsArnor
Cardolan
Reunited Kingdom
InhabitantsMen

The South Downs was a range of hills that ran through the central regions of Eriador. They were a dreary, empty land with scarce vegetation.[1][2]

Walking along the East-West Road from Bree to the Weather Hills, one could see the Downs to the south. The Greenway, running through the Andrath, separated the South Downs from the Barrow-downs.[3][4]

[edit] References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Fellowship of the Ring, "A Knife in the Dark"
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Fellowship of the Ring, "Flight to the Ford"
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Fellowship of the Ring, "General Map of Middle-earth" [map]
  4. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Unfinished Tales, "The West of Middle-earth at the End of the Third Age" [map]