The Encyclopedia of Arda - an interactive guide to the world of J.R.R. Tolkien
Location
On the river Withywindle, below the Withy-weir
Settlements
Breredon was at the southern end of the reach
Outflow
The Withywindle flowed into the Brandywine at Haysend
Meaning
'Windle' means 'winding'; a 'reach' is a straight part of a river's course

Indexes:

About this entry:

  • Updated 22 January 2014
  • This entry is complete

Windle-reach

A lower part of the river Withywindle

Map of the Windle-reach
Map of the Windle-reach (partially conjectural)

A stretch of the Withywindle that ran from the Withy-weir down to the landing at Grindwall. It was used by Tom Bombadil on at least one occasion, and was doubtless also traversed by the Hobbits who lived in this region. The Windle of the name is a contraction of the Withywindle, and literally means 'winding', while a reach is a relatively straight and calm part of a river, so the name in full means 'straight course on the winding river'.


See also...

Withy-weir

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

Website services kindly sponsored by Axiom Software Ltd.

Original content © copyright Mark Fisher 2012-2014. All rights reserved. For conditions of reuse, see the Site FAQ.