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Withy-path

The pathway beside the Withywindle

A path that ran along the western banks of the River Withywindle, leading down through the depths of the Old Forest. At its northern end, the path led in the direction of Tom Bombadil's house, and was probably made by him on his journeys along the riverbank (though the trees of the Forest tended to make their own paths on occasion, too). The Withy-path (withy is an old name for a willow tree) was not used in winter, but in the spring, Goldberry the River-daughter used it return to the river and bathe in its waters.


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