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Area.png Hobbiton-Bywater
Region: The Shire
Landmark(s): Bywater Bridge
The Frogmoors
The Grange
Mudbottom Lake
Three Farthing Stone
Tom Cotton's Farm
Settlement(s): Bywater
Bindbole Wood
The Delving Fields
Green Hill Country
The Hill
Levels: Mainly 7 - 10
Resource tier: Apprentice

Hobbiton-Bywater is an area within The Shire in the western region.

This is the heart of the Shire, where Tolkien's fictional realm begins and ends, twice indeed. In fact, this is the only area of the Shire which has a renowned tavern and inn in each of its settlements.

The farmlands of this area are most fertile since The Water flows through it, as well as many minor contributory streams. In the northern region of Hobbiton-Bywater farmers may find the best Superior Farmlands of the entire Middle-earth, outlanders may disagree. Other crafters may find facilities in Bywater.

Through the area run several roads, the Great East Road, the road from Tookland past the Hill towards Overhill, and the "Bywater Road" from near the Three Farthing Stone through Bywater, Hobbiton and on towards Little Delving (also known as the Hobbiton Road).


The following settlements are found within this area:



These landmarks are located within Hobbiton-Bywater:



Superior Farmlands
Superior Farmland [30.5S, 70.3W]
Superior Farmland [30.6S, 70.6W]
Superior Farmland [30.5S, 70.9W]


See list of all NPCs within Hobbiton-Bywater

NPC Function Coords
HobbitM.png Gaffer Gamgee Grocer [30.2S, 71.5W]
HobbitM.png Olo Proudfoot Expert Farmhand [30.4S, 70.9W]
HobbitM.png Porto Brownlock Novice Farmhand [30.5S, 70.7W]
HillmanM.png Callum Quest [31.2S, 68.5W]


Bywater Bridge
The Frogmoors

See "starting quests" and the landmarks for more quests



Three Farthing Stone

The following creatures are found within this area:


Map of The Shire Topographic map of The Shire


The Bywater Road was once lined with trees, but history later than the current Lotro era, during Sharkey's occupation of The Shire, the trees were felled, and ugly new houses were raised along the roadside. Then this road will become famous as the site of the Battle of Bywater, which will take place between its high, hedged banks near the junction with the Great East Road. Encouraged by the returning Fellowship, Tom Cotton and the Shire-hobbits trapped nearly a hundred of Sharkey's ruffians in the narrow lane. In the fight that followed, nearly seventy Men were killed in a victory that led ultimately to the freeing of the Shire from Sharkey's yoke. — tuckborough.net


Farmland across The Water before The Hill Main road through Hobbiton-Bywater Smial off the main road Storehouse near the Bywater Bridge Road between Hobbiton & Bywater

Settlements, Areas and Landmarks of The Shire
Settlements: BrockenboringsBudgefordBywaterFrogmortonHobbitonLittle DelvingMichel DelvingNeedleholeOverhillScaryStockTuckboroughWaymeetWoodhall
Areas: Bindbole WoodBridgefieldsThe Delving FieldsGreen Hill CountryGreenfieldsThe HillHobbiton-BywaterThe MarishNorth BridgefieldsRushock BogShire HomesteadsTookland
Landmarks: Abandoned Elf-campAppledoresBag EndBamfurlongBear DensThe Bird and Baby InnBolestonesBrandywine BridgeBridgefields WallBucklebury FerryBywater BridgeDora Brownlock's FarmDowns GateThe FrogmoorsThe GrangeThe Great WillowGolfimbul's HoleLob's GroveLongo Burrow's FarmMathom-houseMethel-stageNarrowcleeveOld Odo's Leaf-farmOverhill YardsThe Party TreePingladePuddifoot's FieldsThe QuarryThe Rushock GateSandson's FarmSandyman's MillThe Scrag-dellsSkirmish CampSouth FieldsSouthfarthing GateStocktowerThree Farthing StoneTom Cotton's FarmTroll's KnollWellbridgeWolf DenThe Yale-height