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Edge of the Wild

The Edge of the Wild was the boundary between most of Eriador, which was or had been a settled area, and the dangerous uplands leading to the Misty Mountains and beyond. Conceptually it was a north-south line that ran just to the west of the Ford of Bruinen.[1] When one was over (or east) of the Edge of the Wild even the best of plans could easily go astray, as Gandalf was well aware.[2]


  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit, "Map of Wilderland"
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit, "Over Hill and Under Hill"