From Tolkien Gateway
"Thistledell" is a concept which has only appeared in an adaptation of the works of J.R.R. Tolkien.
General Information
DescriptionValley located to the east of the Trout Bend
RegionsThe Braids
People and History
EventsHarfoot migration

The Thistledell was a valley that thistles grew in eastwards beyond the Trout Bend and lay between the Rhovanion Hills and the northern parts of the Southlands. The Thistledell was invented for The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power by Amazon Studios.


In the late Second Age, the Thistledell was a valley that a certain Harfoot community passed through when migrating from one seasonal haven to the next, particularly from the Norfield Glen to the Grove.

During one such migration, the Brandyfoot family, Poppy Proudfellow, and The Stranger passed through the Thistledell while following in their haste after the main caravan of the Harfoot community which was far ahead of them.

Later, a group of three Mystics possibly passed through the Thistledell when they were stalking the Harfoot migration trail, seeking to find the Stranger.