Dunharrow was a clifftop overlooking Harrowdale, the valley of the river Snowbourn. In order to reach the refuge, a winding path had to be used, known as the Stair of the Hold. This path was lined with statues known as the Púkel-men, statues originally carved by the Men of the White Mountains, in the likeness of the Drúedain. The "Firienfeld", a large grassy area for the encampment of soldiers and refuge-seekers, preceded the stair.
Dunharrow had been used as a refuge by the Middle Men of the White Mountains during the Second Age several centuries before Rohan. During the War of the Ring, the Rohirrim once again took refuge here and where the Grey Company off from as they prepared to pass through the Paths of the Dead.
- The Atlas of Middle-earth pg. 137