Trails of Middle Earth

Ya’ll, I seriously don’t even know where to begin with our day. So let’s start at the very beginning. We waited for this specific tour for seven months. We’ve done a bit of exploring the filming locations on our own and we did the tour the other day, but today, today filled up our nerd tank. No, it overflowed the nerd tank. For real, our geeky cups runneth over.  Today was our Trails of Middle Earth tour day. Check out our vehicle! I mean if that doesn’t get you pumped then I don’t know what to tell you.


After we hopped in and gathered the rest of our fellowship we headed off to on of the five rivers used as the River Anduin. This particular part is where the Fellowship sees the Argonath in Nen Hithoel. It’s a beautiful jewel tone blue river also home to the first commercial binge jump in the world.


The first ever commercial bungy jump. We watched a few people take the leap. One word: NO!

From there we headed to The Gladden Fields. This was the site where Isildur was attacked by Orcs. IMG_3473IMG_3474IMG_3477IMG_3476

From there we headed to The Ford of Bruinen where Arwen faced the Nazgul and called for the river to protect her and Frodo.



After that was a lunch break at a fantastic restaurant, I’m going to do a post about all the food, it really does need its own post.

After lunch we headed to a filming location Brandon was beyond excited for, Ithilien. If you aren’t familiar with the name you would know it as the scene where Sam and Frodo are cooking the coneys and then see the Oliphants and the Rangers ambush the Haradrim.



After this exciting bit we walked up to where Sam and Frodo got kid napped by the Merkwood Rangers.



Then came the best part. WEAPONS!  Here the pictures can speak for themselves. It was amazing.



That’s all. It was an insanely incredible day and we had such a great time.


Author: Tamara Chapman

I'm a wife, mother, seamstress, photographer, and have a serious case of wanderlust.

2 thoughts on “Trails of Middle Earth”

  1. Wow!! Best day ever!! I’m so glad that after 7 months it lived up to the expectations! Also, your shirt is perfect in every way!


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