The Lord of the Rings: Shadow of the East
Vales of the Anduin
Friendly, fertile valleys stretch outward to the west of Mirkwood. Wherever the river Anduin curves around, embracing some arm of land between the water and Mirkwood’s edge, there is a lush, green pocket of land. In the northern Vales, these areas are prime pastureland, especially in the cooler months. The scattered residents to the south employ the bottomlands and the adjacent open ground for farming.