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Map of Frodo's Journey from Bree to Rivendell from Lord of the Rings




Map of Journey through the Old Forest from Lord of the Rings

Map of Frodo's Journey from Bree along the East Road, turning aside into the Chetwood, the crossing of the Midgewater, the path to Weathertop, the route taken to the Last Bridge, through the Trollshaws, the meeting with the Elf Lord Glorfindel, the appearance of the Black Riders, and the arrival at Rivendell, from the Lord of the Rings books by J.R.R. Tolkien.

Click on the image to see the full scale drawing.

Redrawn by Don Hitchcock from the original map by J.R.R. Tolkien.

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Map of Part of the Shire from Lord of the Rings





This is a version as a .pdf file, which should print well on any printer.

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Midgemarsh

Entering the Midgewater.

Photo: Don Hitchcock
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Midgemarsh

Once the travellers entered the Midgewater proper, much of the area was sphagnum moss, reeds and water, as shown here.

Progress was slow and footwear was soaked almost immediately, with the constant prospect of sinking to the armpits in bogs.

Photo: Don Hitchcock
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Midgemarsh

Water looking just like this, when there are no reeds visible, can easily be six feet deep, despite appearances.

Photo: Don Hitchcock
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Midgemarsh

On the edges of large ponds there were reeds such as these bulrushes, shown here in autumn as seen by Frodo and his companions.

Photo: Don Hitchcock
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Midgemarsh





Travellers who ventured to cross the Midgewater had many obstacles in their path, not least these large areas of open water, shown here in early winter, which forced many lengthy diversions in bleak conditions.

Photo: Mel Malinowski, http://ca.linkedin.com/pub/mel-malinowski/17/463/611
Permission: Courtesy Mel Malinowski
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Weathertop

Weathertop

Photo: Don Hitchcock
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Last Bridge

The last bridge, a three arched bridge over the Hoarwall.

Photo: Public Domain
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Bruinen Ford

The Ford of Bruinen.

Photo: Don Hitchcock
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References

  1. Vellum Background: Deb Tremper, glassworkblue, Attribution 2.0 Generic (CC BY 2.0)
  2. The Misty Mountains image is from Google Earth, of the mountains north of Queenstown, New Zealand.
  3. The Midgewater image on the map is from Google Earth, and is of the sloughs to the west of Wishart, Saskatchewan.
  4. The Midgewater close up images of reeds and bogs are from the South Island of New Zealand, taken by Don Hitchcock, 2007 and 2013.
  5. The Midgewater bulrushes are from the edge of a slough at Wishart, Saskatchewan, taken by Don Hitchcock, 2012.
  6. The Midgewater bulrushes beside open water in early winter are from the edge of a slough at Wishart, Saskatchewan, taken by Mel Malinowski, 2013.
  7. Weathertop is an altered image of a mountain in the South Island of New Zealand, taken by Don Hitchcock, 2007.
  8. The Last Bridge is an altered image of a Public Domain image from http://morguefile.com/
  9. The Ford of Bruinen is a section of the Arrow River, Arrowtown, near Queenstown, South Island of New Zealand, which was used as the Ford of Bruinen in the film version of Lord of the Rings. Photo Don Hitchcock 2013.
  10. http://morguefile.com/ is a good source of Public Domain images, as is Wikipedia.
  11. All other images (often altered) unless otherwise attributed are either Public Domain or have been photographed or drawn by Don Hitchcock.


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