Tolkien Gateway


(Redirected from Withyweir)

Withy-weir was a weir in the Withywindle river. Tom Bombadil passed it during his boat-trip along the river:

Tom came to Withy-weir. Down the river rushing
foamed into Windle-reach, a-bubbling and a-splashing...[1]

Withy-weir is not mentioned elsewhere nor does it appear in the map A Part of the Shire.

Robert Foster has suggested that the Withy-weir most likely was made by the Hobbits of Buckland.[2]


  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Adventures of Tom Bombadil, "Bombadil Goes Boating"
  2. Robert Foster, The Complete Guide to Middle-earth, entry for "Withy-weir"