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Stock Road

Type: Roads, Lanes, Ways

Region: Bree/The Shire

Other Names the road to Woodhall

Location: A road originating in Tuckborough, running eastward through the Green Hills; one branch goes to Woodhall; the eastward terminus is at Stock, in the Marish.

Description:

Map of the Shire.
The Shire, showing the Stock Road running east from Tuckborough.
They took the Stock Road over the hills and went towards the Woody End....

The Return of the King, LoTR Book 6, Ch 9, The Grey Havens

Soon they struck a narrow road, that went rolling up and down, fading grey into the darkness ahead: the road to Woodhall, and Stock, and the Bucklebury Ferry. It climbed away from the main road in the Water-valley, and wound over the skirts of the Green Hills towards Woody End, a wild corner of the Eastfarthing.

The Fellowship of the Ring, LoTR Book 1, Ch 3, Three Is Company

So far they had not met a soul on the road. This way was not much used, being hardly fit for carts, and there was little traffic to the Woody End.

The Fellowship of the Ring, LoTR Book 1, Ch 3, Three Is Company

They went down the slope, and across the stream where it dived under the road, and up the next slope, and up and down another shoulder of the hills ...

After some miles..., the road ceased to roll up and down: it climbed to the top of a steep bank in a weary zig-zagging sort of way, and then prepared to go down for the last time. In front of them they saw the lower lands dotted with small clumps of trees that melted away in the distance to a brown woodland haze. They were looking across the Woody End towards the Brandywine River. The road wound away before them like a piece of string.

The Fellowship of the Ring, LoTR Book 1, Ch 3, Three Is Company

[They] came back to the road at the end of the long level over which it had run straight for some miles. At that point it bent left and went down into the lowlands of the Yale making for Stock; but a lane branched right, winding through a wood of ancient oak-trees on its way to Woodhall.

The Fellowship of the Ring, LoTR Book 1, Ch 3, Three Is Company

Contributors:
Elena Tiriel 15Aug06, 12Jan12

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