Green Hills

Green hillsRolling hills that run west-to-east and cover the southern marches of the Shire, providing a home to the gregarious Took clan and many Mannish farmers. In Sindarin, they call the region Emyn Gelin. The hills cover an area of 575 square miles and the average hilltop elevation is from 700 – 900 feet. To the west the hills are fairly open and treeless. In contrast, their eastern slopes towards are densely wooded with trees of all kinds.

Three important rivers have their sources among the Green Hills: the River Shirebourn, Thistle Brook and the Stock-brook. One of the chief towns of the Shire-hobbits, Tuckborough, lay among the western hills, and other villages are found among their slopes, or about their feet, including Tookbank, Woodhall and Pincup.

Since ancient times, this is the land of the Glade-lord SĂșlor, who makes his home in the eastern edges.

Green Hills

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