From Tolkien Gateway

The Northway was a road in the Shire. It is named as such only in the 1960 rewrite of The Hobbit, published in The History of The Hobbit: Return to Bag-End, so it may not be considered canonical.[1]

The road sprang from the East Road just west of Frogmorton, crossed the Water, and led to Oatbarton. A side-road branched off just before the Northway reached the Northfarthing and stretched to Dwaling and Brockenbores.[2] On the intersection stood an inn, the All-Welcome Inn.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, John D. Rateliff (ed.), The History of The Hobbit, Return to Bag-End, "The Fifth Phase", "Timelines and Itinerary", "i. Distances and Itinerary", p. 815
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Fellowship of the Ring, "A Part of the Shire" map