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Dates
Immensely old; originally part of a vast forest that covered most of western Middle-earth, but much of this was cut down by the Númenóreans in the middle and later Second Age
Location
To the east of the Shire, between Buckland and the Barrow-downs
Settlements
All but deserted, apart from the house of Tom Bombadil

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  • Updated 8 February 2007
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Old Forest

A strange northern remnant of the great forest of the Second Age

A remnant of the great forests of Middle-earth in the Second Age; most of these forests were felled by the Númenóreans, but two isolated woodlands remained. The Old Forest was the northern of these two (the other being Fangorn in the south), on the eastern borders of the Shire.


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