The Midgewater Marshes

The Midgewater Marshes were a swamp to the north-east of Bree in Eriador.


The Midgewater Marshes were where Aragorn and the Hobbits Frodo Baggins, Meriadoc Brandybuck, Peregrin Took, and Sam Gamgee had to cross on their journey to Rivendell. Chetwood was on the western side of the marshes, and the Weather Hills were to the east.[1]

The terrain of the marshes was boggy and unyielding, dotted with pools and reeds. The marshes were home to biting midges, annoying cricket-like insects that Sam Gamgee dubbed "Neekerbreekers"[2] as well as small but hidden birds.

Portrayal in adaptions

Peter Jackson's The Fellowship of the Ring

The Midgewater Marshes were not shown in the theatrical version of Peter Jackson's Lord of the Rings movies, but the location did appear in the special extended edition of The Fellowship of the Ring.

The marshes as seen in The Lord of the Rings Online

The Lord of the Rings Online

The marshes appear in The Lord of the Rings Online in the Bree-land region, and various ruins are shown to be scattered throughout.


Foreign Language Translated name
Dutch Muggewater Moerassen
Finnish Sääskivedensuot
French Eau-aux-Cousins/Eau-à-Moucherons
German Mückenwassermoore
Hebrew יַבחוּשׁ ביצות מים
Hungarian Szúnyogos-mocsár
Italian Chiane Ditteri
Polish Komarowe Moczary
Portuguese (Brazil) Pântano dos Mosquitos
Russian Комариные топи
Spanish (Spain and Latin America) Pantano de Moscagua


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