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One does not simply walk into Mordor...

rangerfromthenorth
Rivendell

Feb 6 2014, 4:44pm

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One does not simply walk into Mordor... Can't Post

But does anyone know how far a journey it was to Mordor.

Tolkien fans are great in this way, i am sure someone somewhere has taken the time & effort to figure out the mileage of the journey of the Fellowship.

I have a map of Middle Earth in my house, but there is no scale, any idea how far Hobbiton is from rivendell? From Mordor?

Not all those who wander are lost


StevenUmbrello
Bree


Feb 6 2014, 7:22pm

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A similar question [In reply to] Can't Post

A similar question was asked on another forum. With regards to distance in miles you can get a couple of answers.

1) About 1100 miles as the crow flies
2) 1560 miles or so as walked by Frodo himself

hope that helped.

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rangerfromthenorth
Rivendell

Feb 6 2014, 7:35pm

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Nice. [In reply to] Can't Post

Thank you for that answer. That sure is a long way to walk!

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StevenUmbrello
Bree


Feb 6 2014, 7:36pm

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A long walk indeed [In reply to] Can't Post

Indeed it was.

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acheron
Gondor


Feb 6 2014, 9:09pm

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If questions like this interest you [In reply to] Can't Post

then I can not recommend highly enough Karen Fonstad's Atlas of Middle-earth. Fantastic book, full of all the geographical information you could want, both about LOTR and the Silmarillion.

For instance, on the planet Earth, man had always assumed that he was more intelligent than dolphins because he had achieved so much -- the wheel, New York, wars, and so on -- while all the dolphins had ever done was muck about in the water having a good time. But conversely, the dolphins had always believed that they were far more intelligent than man, for precisely the same reasons. -- Douglas Adams


Plurmo
Rohan

Feb 6 2014, 9:37pm

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If you need precision, consider sending a pm to Auraran. [In reply to] Can't Post

That kind of challenge might interest him.

Take a look at this excellent post of his about the length of the secret tunnel into the Lonely Mountain:

http://newboards.theonering.net/...orum.cgi?post=339339


rangerfromthenorth
Rivendell

Feb 6 2014, 9:40pm

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you gotta love the passion of Tolkien fans... [In reply to] Can't Post

I know I do!

Not all those who wander are lost


CuriousG
Valinor


Feb 6 2014, 9:50pm

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I want to know about the aerial route [In reply to] Can't Post

If an Eagle flew the Ring to Mt Doom, how long would it take? How fast do they fly, and how often do they stop to rest and sleep and eat, and what are the prevailing winds and updrafts? Surely someone has figured all that out by now.

If an Eagle dropped the Ring in Orodruin, wouldn't the resulting burst of heat singe its feathers and prevent it from flying properly to escape? Hey, I just figured out why the Eagles wouldn't do the deed!


Barrow-Wight
Lorien


Feb 6 2014, 11:25pm

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I once found a site [In reply to] Can't Post

that said how long it would take by eagle, car, bicycle and plane I just can't remember it now I think it said 3 hours for a plane


Hamfast Gamgee
Gondor

Feb 7 2014, 12:57am

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I would second that! [In reply to] Can't Post

 


dreamflower
Lorien

Feb 7 2014, 1:40pm

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Useful sites [In reply to] Can't Post

Walk to Rivendell (on foot; this is part of the Eowyn's challenge fitness site; continues past Rivendell)
http://home.insightbb.com/.../tools.html#Location

Travel Routes and Times in Middle-earth (deals mostly with horse/pony back)
http://www.theoriginalseries.com/traveltimes.htm


Felagund
Lorien


Feb 7 2014, 10:01pm

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Strachey's Journeys of Frodo [In reply to] Can't Post

Fonstad's Atlas is brilliant. There's also Barbara Strachey's Journeys of Frodo, which probably has more of the focus you're after.

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Arandiel
Grey Havens

Feb 9 2014, 7:51pm

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I second dreamflower's suggestion [In reply to] Can't Post

The Eowyn Challenge site uses Karen Wynn Fonstad's atlas (mentioned by another poster above) and the two together provide a lot of helpful information about relative distances in Middle Earth, for many of the journeys mentioned in LOTR and TH.


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