Chapter 1: Spring 1343

In the Spring of 1343 the good hobbits of North Farthing in the Shire were looking forward to a day…

The Green Book of North Farthing

Travellers to the Shire often describe it as a land of gentle green hills and well-tilled fields. Most travellers, of course, trudge along the old Dwarven causeway or flit through its southern woodlands. Few venture into North Farthing to explore its spectacular high moors and deep dales. Here, land changes from soft chalk to hard limestone and rises steadily to a steep sill marking the northern boundary of the Shire.