Places in Middle-earth
Bucklebury Ferry Landing
Region: Bree/The Shire
Location: Either side of the Brandywine, the east bank being quite close to Bucklebury and Brandy Hall.
Description: They reached the entrance to the Ferry lane at last. It was marked by two tall white posts that suddenly loomed up on their right.
They turned down the Ferry lane, which was straight and well-kept and edged with large white-washed stones. In a hundred yards or so it brought them to the river-bank, where there was a broad wooden landing-stage. A large flat ferry-boat was moored beside it. The white bollards near the water?s edge glimmered in the light of two lamps on high posts. Behind them the mists in the flat fields were now above the hedges; but the water before them was dark, with only a few curling wisps like steam among the reeds by the bank. There seemed to be less fog on the further side.
Merry led the pony over a gangway on to the ferry, and the others followed. Merry then pushed slowly off with a long pole. The Brandywine flowed slow and broad before them. On the other side the bank was steep, and up it a winding path climbed from the further landing. Lamps were twinkling there.
FotR, Book I, Ch 5 A Conspiracy Unmasked
Contributors: Lyllyn 6.05.03