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Road from Durthang to Udûn, The

Type: Roads, Lanes, Ways

Region: Mordor/Allies

Location: The road that runs from the Castle Durthang, along the rim of hills encircling Udûn to the Isenmouthe.

Description:

A few miles north, high up in the angle where the western spur branched away from the main range, stood the old castle of Durthang, now one of the many orc-holds that clustered about the dale of Udûn. A road, already visible in the growing light, came winding down from it, until only a mile or two from where the hobbits lay it turned east and ran along a shelf cut in the side of the spur, and so went down into the plain, and on to the Isenmouthe. ...

The plain to their right was dim and smoky, and they could see there neither camps nor troops moving; but all that region was under the vigilance of the forts of Carach Angren.

The Return of the King, LoTR Book 6, Ch 2, The Land of Shadow

[Climbing] warily up [the hobbits] came to the road at the point where it swung east towards the Isenmouthe twenty miles away. It was not a broad road, and it had no wall or parapet along the edge and as it ran on the sheer drop from its brink became deeper and deeper. The hobbits could hear no movements, and after listening for a while they set off eastward....

After doing some twelve miles, they halted. A short way back the road had bent a little northward and the stretch that they had passed over was now screened from sight. This proved disastrous.

The Return of the King, LoTR Book 6, Ch 2, The Land of Shadow

[Frodo] looked wildly up at the frowning wall, where the road-builders of old had cut the rock sheer for many fathoms above their heads. He ran to the other side and looked over the brink into a dark pit of gloom. 'We're trapped at last!' he said.

The Return of the King, LoTR Book 6, Ch 2, The Land of Shadow

Contributors: docmon, 2 Oct 05
added links: Elena Tiriel 15Oct06

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