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Stonewain Valley

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Stonewain Valley was a long straight valley in the eastern White Mountains. It was made in ancient days by the Men of Gondor, as a route from the quarries beneath Nardol to Minas Anor. By the time of the War of the Ring, it was all but forgotten, but it was rediscovered in time to be used by the Rohirrim to come to the Battle of the Pelennor Fields.


The name was given because of the wains (sleds or drays) passed to and fro from the stone-quarries along the long, narrow defile.