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A northern settlement of the Shire

A village or township in the northern reaches of the Shire, further north even than the Brockenbores or Scary. Since it is nowhere explicitly mapped, its location is hard to establish with certainty, but it appears to have fallen within the northernmost borders of the Eastfarthing of the Shire. The placename 'Dwaling' suggests that it was originally settled by a Hobbit nicknamed Dwale, meaning 'dull' or 'foolish'.

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