Places in Middle-earth
Type: Forests, Fields, Plains
Region: Beleriand & North
Location: Birch-woods in Arvernien, in the southern part of Beleriand.
With the aid of Círdan Eärendil built Vingilot, the Foam-flower, fairest of the ships of song; golden were its oars and white its timbers, hewn in the birchwoods of Nimbrethil, and its sails were as the argent moon.
The Silmarillion, Quenta Silmarillion, Ch 24, Of the Voyage of Eärendil and the War of Wrath
Eärendil was a mariner
that tarried in Arvernien;
he built a boat of timber felled
in Nimbrethil to journey in;
her sails he wove of silver fair,
of silver were her lanterns made,
her prow was fashioned like a swan,
and light upon her banners laid.
from Eärendil was a mariner
The Fellowship of the Ring, LoTR Book 2, Ch 1, Many Meetings
Contributors: Elena Tiriel 10Dec07