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North Downs

Type: Mountains, Hills, Promontories

Region: Arnor/Eriador/Lindon

Location: A hilly upland region in Eriador, running northeast from the city of Fornost, at the northern end of the Greenway.


'In the North after the [Last Alliance]... their city of AnnĂºminas... fell into ruin; and the heirs of Valandil removed and dwelt at Fornost on the high North Downs, and that now too is desolate. Men call [Fornost] Deadmen's Dike, and they fear to tread there.'

The Fellowship of the Ring, LoTR Book 2, Ch 2, The Council of Elrond

'[Many] folk used to dwell away north, a hundred miles or more from [Bree], at the far end of the Greenway: on the North Downs or by Lake Evendim.'

The Return of the King, LoTR Book 6, Ch 5, Homeward Bound

Contributors: Elena Tiriel 18Aug07

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