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Dates
Destroyed at the end of the First Age
Location
At the eastern end of the Long Wall of the Andram, some miles to the west of Amon Ereb
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Wall’s End

The eastern end of the Long Wall

Map of Wall's End

The Long Wall of the Andram was a steep range of hills than ran almost directly from the west to the east across Beleriand. At the western end of the Long Wall, the hills fell steeply down on their southern side, so that the land to the south of the Wall was lower than that to the north.

As the range ran to the east and approached the valley of Gelion, the hills became gradually less steep, and they reached their end in a single height, named Ramdal, the Wall's End. Following the line of the Long Wall, another height rose some fifty miles eastward of the Wall's End, but this hill was not accounted part of the Wall itself (it was named Amon Ereb, the 'lonely hill').

The Wall's End played little part in the histories of the Elder Days, and indeed it is only mentioned on a single occasion, and then in an indirect manner. In the great battle of the Dagor Bragollach, Caranthir was driven out of his northern fortress, and fled southwards to join with his brothers Amrod and Amras. Those brothers hunted the lands close to the Wall's End, and they joined with Caranthir to face the threat of Morgoth. Together these three were said to have passed the height of the Wall's End and established a defence on Amon Ereb to the east.


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Long Wall

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