Map of the Shire from lord of the rings

The Far Downs on a map of the Shire.

The Far Downs, marked the western boundary of the Shire until its expansion in FO 32.


The Far Downs was forty leagues from the Brandywine Bridge and over forty miles from the Tower Hills. The town of Greenholm was built upon it, and the Great East Road that led to the Tower Hills ran across it. Fastred, the first Warden of Westmarch, was born on these hills in the town of Greenholm.[1][2]


  1. The Atlas of Middle-earth, Regional Maps, "The Shire"
  2. The Atlas of Middle-earth, Regional Maps, "Eriador"

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