Rangers of the North
Great East Road
The Great East Road (also known as the East Road or the East-West Road) was an ancient Dwarven route passing from western Beleriand, over the Ered Luin, to the Misty Mountains. Travellers could cross the Misty Mountains by using the High Pass, and continue their journey to the distant dwarven lands in the East by using the Old Forest Road though Mirkwood. The Great East Road passed through lands that would become Arnor, the northern kingdom of Men, and later Bree-land and the Lone-lands
In the Third Age, the Great East Road stretched from the Grey Havens, through Bree-land, through Bree to Rivendell and over the Misty Mountains through Mirkwood to the Iron Hills. While it was once a major thoroughfare of Arnor, when the last remnants of the northern kingdom fell in T.A. 1974, travel on the road declined. By the end of the Third Age, only the portion of the Great East Road within Bree-land was well used while the rest carried only a few wanderers and the occasional band of Dwarves.