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Map of Part of the Shire from Lord of the Rings

Map of Part of the Shire from Lord of the Rings

Map of a Part of the Shire from the Lord of the Rings books by J.R.R. Tolkien, redrawn by Don Hitchcock, showing Frodo's journey to the Old Forest. The map shows the route taken from Frodo's former home in Hobbiton across the water via a plank bridge, the crossing of the East Road, striking the Stock Road, the first camp in the dry pine forest, the appearance of the Black Rider and the Elves, the second night at the Elven Hall, crossing the Stockbrook, Maggot's Farm, the meeting with Merry, the path taken to Crickhollow, and the entry to the Old Forest.

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Redrawn by Don Hitchcock from the original map by J.R.R. Tolkien.
Credits: References

Map of Part of the Shire from Lord of the Rings

This is a version as a .pdf file, which should print well on any printer.

Credits: References

the Shire

The Shire.

Photo: © Michael Hess

Plank Bridge

Plank Bridge over "The Water", shown here in daylight, crossed in darkness on the first night of the Journey by Frodo, Sam and Pippin.

Photo: Don Hitchcock

The Road

Green Hill Country, in the vicinity of Woody End, at the entrance to the side road to Woodhall, just before the appearance of the Elves.

Photo: Mel Malinowski,
Permission: Courtesy Mel Malinowski

The Cottage

This (altered) image was used for Maggot's Farm on the map.

The Cottage (Straw hut at dusk)

Artist: Vincent Van Gogh
Date: May 1885
Medium: oil on canvas
Permission: Public Domain


  1. Vellum Background: Deb Tremper, glassworkblue, Attribution 2.0 Generic (CC BY 2.0)
  2. Maggot's Farm is The Cottage, 1885, Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam (F83). The cottage was home to two families, one of which was the de Groots who were the subjects of The Potato Eaters.
  3. All other images (often altered) unless otherwise attributed are either Public Domain or have been photographed or drawn by Don Hitchcock.

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