• Type: River.
  • Length: 440 miles.
  • Geographic Area: Eriador.

The Baranduin (S."Brown River" Os. "Baranduil"), nicknamed Brandywine by the Hobbits, was a reddish-brown river of Arthedain and the Shire with it's source at Nenuial and it's mouth in the Belegaer by the Rast Vorn. Navigable to small craft for all of it's length, the Baranduin was an important trade artery for Arthedain.It was was the eastern border of the territory administered and protected by Lindon for most of the Second Age, and as a result had buried in its channel ward-stones as remnants of the old defenses.

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