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South Road to Nargothrond

Type: Roads, Lanes, Ways

Region: Beleriand & North

Other Names
the Highway
the old South Road

Location: A road running southward from the Pass of Sirion to Nargothrond via the Crossings of Teiglin.

Description:

Map of Doriath.
Doriath and its environs, showing part of the South Road to Nargothrond.

'[We] must come soon to the Highway that ran of old down from the Minas of King Finrod to Nargothrond.'

Unfinished Tales, Part 1, Ch 1, Of Tuor and His Coming to Gondolin

Down the ancient road they came that led through the long defile of Sirion, past the isle where Minas Tirith of Finrod had stood, and so through the land between Malduin and Sirion, and on through the eaves of Brethil to the Crossings of Teiglin. Thence the road went on into the Guarded Plain....

The Silmarillion, Quenta Silmarillion, Ch 21, Of Túrin Turambar

Map of Brethil.
Detail of the Crossings of Teiglin, where the South Road fords the River Teiglin.
[Beyond] the Road lay the Talath Dirnen, the Guarded Plain, upon which the scouts and spies of Nargothrond kept watch....

Unfinished Tales, Part 1, Ch 2, Narn I Hîn Húrin: Túrin among the Outlaws

Orcs in greater numbers than before came down from the North and along the old South Road over Teiglin, troubling all the woods on the west borders of Doriath.

Unfinished Tales, Part 1, Ch 2, Narn I Hîn Húrin: Of Mîm the Dwarf

[The] Orcs came across the Brithiach, and... passed south over the Crossings of Teiglin in search of plunder.

Unfinished Tales, Part 1, Ch 2, Narn I Hîn Húrin: Túrin among the Outlaws

Now Túrin... waylaid all the roads that went north to the Pass of Sirion.

The Silmarillion, Quenta Silmarillion, Ch 21, Of Túrin Turambar

Morgoth had set a guard on the highway.... to watch for the Blacksword....

Unfinished Tales, Part 1, Ch 1, Of Tuor and His Coming to Gondolin

Contributors: Elena Tiriel 10Dec07, 19Dec09, 25Dec11

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