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Tunnel-gate

Type: Valleys, Caves, Tunnels

Region: Bree/The Shire

Location: A tunnel and gate leading underneath the High Hay, between Buckland and the edge of the Old Forest.

Description:

[Merry] turned to the left along the Hedge, and soon they came to a point where it bent inwards, running along the lip of a hollow. A cutting had been made, at some distance from the Hedge, and went sloping gently down into the ground. It had walls of brick at the sides, which rose steadily, until suddenly they arched over and formed a tunnel that dived deep under the Hedge and came out in the hollow on the other side....

[They]... rode down the slope and disappeared... into the tunnel.

It was dark and damp. At the far end it was closed by a gate of thick-set iron bars. Merry got down and unlocked the gate, and when they had all passed through he pushed it to again. It shut with a clang, and the lock clicked....

'There!' said Merry. 'You have left the Shire, and are now outside, and on the edge of the Old Forest.'....

The hobbits now left the tunnel-gate and rode across the wide hollow. On the far side was a faint path leading up on to the floor of the Forest, a hundred yards and more beyond the Hedge....

The Fellowship of the Ring, LoTR Book 1, Ch 6, The Old Forest

Contributors: Elena Tiriel 20Jun08

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