Rangers of the North
The Weather Hills is an area that spans over the east of Bree-land as well as the north-west of the Lone-lands. The Hills mark roughly the midpoint of the great basin of Eriador. They run some ninety miles northwest to southeast. The southmost and highest peak is Weathertop, which stands nearly a thousand feet above the plains. There is still sufficient grass on the hills for grazing sheep; small patches of woodland grow in the vales and catch-basins around the ruins of abandoned farms. Gypsum, flint, and onyx are found in the clefts and rock falls of the hills in small quantities; the remaining inhabitants still work a few small mines. Numerous ruins mark the former presence and realms of elves and men and these are well worth a visit.
The most notable location of the Weather Hills is Weathertop, no other peek in any nearby area matches its height. Any traveller is affected and moved by its fashion and power, yet it is ruined. Recently several curious events have taken place at the Weathertop and within the Weather Hills.
Most folks dwelled near the now ruined keep of Barad Calannon and the village of Occum on the Forven Iaur, well west of the hills. There are, however, remnants of scattered steadings among the Emyn Sûl wherever good water and farmland occur. Solitary herdsmen and shepherds still run their flocks over the rest of the country.