Warning beacons of Gondor

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The northern line of the warning beacons of Gondor


Two lines of beacons extend from Minas Tirith. The northern beacons run along the Great West Road on the northern slopes of the White Mountains.
From nearest to Minas Tirith to nearest to Rohan, these are Amon Dîn, Eilenach, Nardol, Erelas, Min-Rimmon, Calenhad, and Halifirien (or Amon Anwar). This has been estimated to be a distance of roughly 150 miles.
  • Lighting the Northern Beacons in the LOTR Movie (You Tube) -- which, while impressive cinematography, represents yet another place where Director Peter Jackson took significant artistic liberties with Tolkien's narrative. These northern beacons are never lit in Tolkien's Trilogy, nor does a beacon exist in Minas Tirith (Mount Mindolluin).
In the Trilogy, the call for aid from Gondor to Rohan is described as the delivery of the Red-Arrow to Théoden in Dunharrow where the Rohirrim were already mustered. The Trilogy does mention the southern beacons being lit to Belfalas. The delivery of this War-arrow signaled to Aragorn it was time to leave on his errand while Théoden King led the Rohirrim to the aid of Minas Tirith.
The southern beacons run from Minas Tirith to the Havens of Belfalas, Lamedon, and Dol Amroth in Western Gondor.
From nearest to Minas Tirith to furthest, these are Minlos, Sirthanc, Amon Anglebed, Dol Brannor, Eilendoth, Amon Lontir, Nendath, Maegond, and finally the Fallen Beacon.

The Southern Line of Beacons

The Southern Beacons follow the coast of Gondor from Lond Cirion to Minas Tirith. From west to east there are:

These beacons are located in the zones of Western Gondor, Central Gondor, Eastern Gondor, King's Gondor and Anfalas.

The Northern Line of Beacons

The Northern Beacons follow the Anduin from Beaconwatch in Rohan to Minas Tirith. From west to east there are:

These beacons are all located in the land of Far Anórien.