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The '''Greenway''' is the road which connects [[Arnor]] and [[Gondor]].
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[[Image:Matěj Čadil - Greenway.jpg|thumb|''Greenway'' by [[Matěj Čadil]]]]
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The '''Greenway''' was the road which connected [[Arnor]] and [[Gondor]].
  
Beginning at [[Fornost Erain]] in northern [[Eriador]], it meets with the [[Great East Road]] at [[Bree]], and then continues south to [[Tharbad]] on the [[Gwathló]], where it crosses the river and becomes known as the '''Old South Road'''. From there it leads into [[Dunland]], arching slightly towards the [[Misty Mountains]] to the [[Fords of Isen]]. After it crosses the [[Isen]] it is called the '''Great West Road''', and runs along the [[Ered Nimrais]] through [[Anórien]], then goes south past [[Minas Tirith]] and [[Osgiliath]] as the '''South Road''' and ends at [[Pelargir]].
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Beginning at [[Fornost Erain]] in northern [[Eriador]], it met with the [[Great East Road]] at [[Bree]], and then continued south to [[Tharbad]] on the [[Gwathló]], where it crossed the river and became known as the '''Old South Road'''. From there it lead into [[Dunland]], arching slightly towards the [[Misty Mountains]] to the [[Fords of Isen]]. After it crossed the [[Isen]] it was called the '''Great West Road''', and ran along the [[Ered Nimrais]] through [[Anórien]], then going south past [[Minas Tirith]] and [[Osgiliath]] as the '''South Road''' and ending at [[Pelargir]].
  
Other roads which meet up with it are the King's Highway from Minas Tirith past Osgiliath to [[Minas Ithil]], and at Pelargir the road which eventually ends at [[Erech]] as well as the '''Harad Road''' which leads into South Harad.
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Other roads which met up with it were the King's Highway from Minas Tirith past Osgiliath to [[Minas Ithil]], and at Pelargir the road which eventually ended at [[Erech]] as well as the '''Harad Road''' which lead into South Harad.
  
 
The Greenway was long the main path of traffic between Gondor and Arnor, but in the later [[Third Age]] after the division of Arnor in three realms it became lesser used. Use of the road virtually ended after the [[Great Plague]] and [[Long Winter]] when Tharbad was abandoned and its bridge ruined, and the road in Dunland was mostly lost.
 
The Greenway was long the main path of traffic between Gondor and Arnor, but in the later [[Third Age]] after the division of Arnor in three realms it became lesser used. Use of the road virtually ended after the [[Great Plague]] and [[Long Winter]] when Tharbad was abandoned and its bridge ruined, and the road in Dunland was mostly lost.
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Latest revision as of 18:42, 13 June 2012

Greenway by Matěj Čadil

The Greenway was the road which connected Arnor and Gondor.

Beginning at Fornost Erain in northern Eriador, it met with the Great East Road at Bree, and then continued south to Tharbad on the Gwathló, where it crossed the river and became known as the Old South Road. From there it lead into Dunland, arching slightly towards the Misty Mountains to the Fords of Isen. After it crossed the Isen it was called the Great West Road, and ran along the Ered Nimrais through Anórien, then going south past Minas Tirith and Osgiliath as the South Road and ending at Pelargir.

Other roads which met up with it were the King's Highway from Minas Tirith past Osgiliath to Minas Ithil, and at Pelargir the road which eventually ended at Erech as well as the Harad Road which lead into South Harad.

The Greenway was long the main path of traffic between Gondor and Arnor, but in the later Third Age after the division of Arnor in three realms it became lesser used. Use of the road virtually ended after the Great Plague and Long Winter when Tharbad was abandoned and its bridge ruined, and the road in Dunland was mostly lost.

Boromir took this road, crossing Tharbad but losing his horse, on his way to Rivendell. In the Reunited Kingdom of King Elessar the road was restored and became important again.