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Midgewater Marshes
Midgewater Marshes
Location information


Behind the scenes
First appearance

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

Midgewater Marshes was a swamp to the north east of Bree in Eriador which Aragorn and the Hobbits Frodo Baggins, Meriadoc Brandybuck, Peregrin Took, and Sam Gamgee had to cross on their journey to Rivendell. The Chetwood was on the western side of the marshes, and the Weather Hills were to the east.[1]

The terrain of the marshes was boggy and unyielding, dotted with pools and reeds. The marshes were home to biting midges and annoying cricket-like insects that Sam Gamgee dubbed "Neekerbreekers."[2]

Portrayal in adaptionsEdit

The Fellowship of the Ring filmEdit

The Midgewater Marshes were not shown in the theatrical version of Peter Jackson's LOTR movies, but the location did appear in the special extended edition of The Fellowship of the Ring.


  1. The Atlas of Middle-earth pg. 75
  2. The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, "A Knife in the Dark"

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