The Shifting Wood
This section of the Old Forest is famous for luring and trapping the unaware traveller into paths that cease and glades that close. Many explorers come to the Shifting Wood not just for the the sensation of getting lost by tricky trees but they come here for the precious Cordofoneth's Flower that is found at the centre.
The Shifting Wood is not exactly the best route for travelling anywhere within the Old Forest, rather it is a time-consuming roundabout whatever way a traveller wish for. However, from the centre of the Shifting Wood, follow the west-most forest wall southwards until the Withywindle river. Or, go straight east and look carefully for a very narrow northward passage that leads to the Bald Hill, or carry on eastwards for the Old Man Willow and/or Tom Bombadil's House.
The following deeds can be obtained by visiting this location:
The following creatures are found within this place:
- "Frodo began to wonder if it were possible to find a way through, and if he had been right to make the others come into this abominable wood. Merry was looking from side to side, and seemed already uncertain which way to go. Pippin noticed it. 'It has not taken you long to lose us,' he said. But at that moment Merry gave a whistle of relief and pointed ahead. 'Well, well!' he said. 'These trees do shift. There is the Bonfire Glade in front of us (or I hope so), but the path to it seems to have moved away!'" — The Fellowship and the Ring
|Settlements and Landmarks of Old Forest|
|Landmarks:||Abandoned Cottage • Angerwood • Bald Hill • Bonfire Glade • The Broken Heart • Creaking Vale • Dark-paw Vale • Dire Glade • East Forest Road • The Forlorn Glade • Goldberry's Spring • Old Barrows Road • Old Forest Tunnel • Old Man Willow • Old Muddyfoot's Hill • The Old Oak's Grave • The Shade Pool • The Shifting Wood • Tom Bombadil's House • Tomnoddy Corner • The Weaver's Den • Weeping Water • Willow Glade • Withywindle Crossing|
|Settlements, Areas and Landmarks of Bree-land|
|Settlements:||Adso's Camp • Archet • Bree • Combe • Staddle|
|Areas:||Andrath • Archet Dale • Brandy Hills • The Brandywood • Bree-land Homesteads • Buckland • Chetwood • Eastern Bree-fields • Far Chetwood • Hengstacer Farm • The Horsefields • The Midgewater Marshes • Nen Harn • Northern Barrow-downs • Northern Bree-fields • The Old Forest • Southern Barrow-downs • Southern Bree-fields • Starmere Lake • Weather Hills|
|Landmarks:||Within western Bree-land: The Abandoned Graveyard • Brandywine Bridge • Brigand Cave • Brigand's Watch • Dogwood's Farm • Everclear Lakes • Festival Grounds • Girdley Island • Greenway Crossing • Halecatch Lake • The Hedge Maze • Hillshire Ruins • The Old Greenway Fort • Old Sweetgrass Farm • Ost Barandor • Outlaw's Haven • Pierson's Farm • The Quince Farmstead • Saeradan's Cabin • Skirmish Camp • Snarling Hollow • South-guard Ruins • Svalfang's Hut • Thornley's Work Site|