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Hoarwell was the name among Men for the river Mitheithel, that rose in the northern Misty Mountains about a hundred miles north of Rivendell.

It flowed southwestwards through the lands that had once been held by the kingdom of Rhudaur, round the woodland region of the Trollshaws. Passing beneath the Last Bridge on the East-West Road, it flowed on into the south, until it met the Glanduin above Tharbad to form the River Gwathló (or Greyflood).


Hoar means "grey" and well in English placenames usually has the meaning of "spring, source"