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This article is about hill-range in the Shire. For the the Green Hills in Gondor, see Pinnath Gelin.
Green Hills
Physical Description
TypeHill-range
LocationCentral part of the Shire
RealmsThe Shire
InhabitantsHobbits
DescriptionHill-range, wooded in the eastern part

The Green Hills was a range of hills that ran west-to-east through the Shire, through three of the Shire's four Farthings, and gave its name to the region known as the Green Hill Country. To the west, in the Tookland, the hills were fairly open and treeless. In contrast, their eastern slopes towards Woody End were densely wooded with trees of all kinds.

At least three rivers and streams had their sources among the Green Hills; the River Shirebourn, the Thistle Brook and the Stockbrook. One of the chief towns of the Shire-hobbits, Tuckborough, lay among the western hills, and other villages were to be found among their slopes, or about their feet, including Tookbank, Woodhall and Pincup.[1]

On 23 September T.A. 3018[2] Frodo, Pippin, and Sam passed through the Green Hills on the start of their journey.[3] Later, in 3019, when the Ruffians were lodged in the Shire they found the deep holes of the Tooks in the Green Hills defeated their attempts to control that part of the Hobbits homeland.[4]

[edit] References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Fellowship of the Ring, "A Part of the Shire" map
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix B, "The Great Years"
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Fellowship of the Ring, "Three is Company"
  4. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Return of the King, "The Scouring of the Shire"