|Behind the scenes|
Midgewater Marshes were 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.
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."