Common name for the lands traversed by the East Road from the Bree-Land to the Ford of Bruinen beyond which lies The Wild.

In The Hobbit, Bilbo with Thorin and Company passes beyond Bree into this abandoned kingdom of Cardolan. Long uninhabited, it is traversed by bad roads and overgrown paths. The Trollshaws are here and the sinister hill-top ruins, that Frodo later sees in The Lord of the Rings.
Encyclopedia entry originally written by cirdaneth