The Encyclopedia of Arda - an interactive guide to the world of J.R.R. Tolkien


About this entry:

  • Updated 24 August 2016
  • Updates planned: 1


The mountain valley of the Snowbourn

Map of Harrowdale

The name given to the deep north-south valley cut out of the White Mountains by the river Snowbourn. At its southern end, beneath the mountain known as the Starkhorn, stood Dunharrow, a great refuge of the Rohirrim. At its northern end, where the Snowbourn issued onto the plains of Rohan, stood that nation's capital, Edoras.

For acknowledgements and references, see the Disclaimer & Bibliography page.

Website services kindly sponsored by Axiom Software Ltd.

Original content © copyright Mark Fisher 1999, 2000, 2016. All rights reserved. For conditions of reuse, see the Site FAQ.