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Water-valley, The

Type: Valleys, Caves, Tunnels

Region: Bree/The Shire

Other Names the Valley of the Water

Location: The valley at the southeast foot of the Hill, through which the stream known as the Water flows; contains the villages of Hobbiton and Bywater.


[They] made for the Green Hill Country. As they began to climb its first slopes they looked back and saw the lamps in Hobbiton far off twinkling in the gentle valley of the Water. Soon it disappeared in the folds of the darkened land, and was followed by Bywater beside its grey pool. When the light of the last farm was far behind, peeping among the trees, Frodo turned and waved a hand in farewell.

'I wonder if I shall ever look down into that valley again,' he said quietly.

The Fellowship of the Ring, LoTR Book 1, Ch 3, Three Is Company

Soon they struck a narrow road...: the road to Woodhall, and Stock.... It climbed away from the main road in the Water-valley, and wound over the skirts of the Green Hills towards Woody End....

The Fellowship of the Ring, LoTR Book 1, Ch 3, Three Is Company

Contributors: Elena Tiriel 19Aug06

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