Places in Middle-earth
Type: Forests, Fields, Plains
Region: Beleriand & North
Location: Within the Girdle of Melian, Neldoreth is the north western portion of Doriath. It is bounded on the east and south by the river Esgalduin.
Description: 'Southward lay the guarded woods of Doriath, abode of Thingol the Hidden King, into whose realm none passed save by his will. Its northern and lesser part, the Forest of Neldoreth, was bounded east and south by the dark river Esgalduin, which bent westward in the midst of the land; and between Aros and Esgalduin lay the denser and greater woods of Region.'
Silmarillion, Ch 14, Of Beleriand and Its Realms
In Ch 19, Of Beren and Lúthien, it is described as a 'beech-forest'.
Contributors: Lyllyn 8.16.03