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Weather Hills

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The name among Men for the north-south range of hills that lay in central Eriador, and in ancient times marked part of the border between the lands of Arthedain and Rhudaur. Weathertop, or Amon Sûl, lay at the southern end of the range. When Angmar was formed and Rhudaur became hostile to Arthedain, Argeleb I fortified the range but was later slain there by men of Rhudaur. Marks of this fortification still existed in the path Aragorn led the hobbits on to reach Weathertop.

Inspiration

  • Possibly the the Lickey Hills, Worcestershire, England. (See map)
"The boys [Ronald and Hilary] had the freedom of these grounds [Rednal, Worcestershire], and further afield they could roam the steep paths that led through the trees to the high Lickey Hill[s?]"
J.R.R. Tolkien: A Biography