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  • Updated 5 January 2013
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Maggot’s Lane

The lane that led past Bamfurlong

A short lane in the Marish region of the Shire. Just one or two miles long, it led westwards from the Causeway to Maggot's farm at Bamfurlong, and then on for a short distance into his fields further to the west. Though a minor thoroughfare, the lane had a remarkable list of visitors: Tom Bombadil travelled down it to see his friend Maggot, and later one of the Nazgûl came along it in search of 'Baggins'. Frodo, Sam and Pippin entered it from the fields to the west and were driven to its eastern end on the Causeway by Farmer Maggot.

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