Thursday, 4 April 2013

If you don't keep your feet, there's no knowing where you might be swept off to.

Good morning, fellow LOTR lovers!

It is snowing heavily here in England. With a hot cup of tea and a roaring fire, I shall tell you of my pointless adventures around Middle Earth in hope that the happy memories keep we warm. This had better work before my toes freeze off.

So, I shall begin.

My favourite part of LOTRO is finding little secret areas that no one else knows about. Although I love collecting rare items and tanking in raids, standing on top of the Prancing Pony and having a half dozen of new players trying to find out how I got there… that’s what makes the game worth playing.

There are areas you can get to without sneaking over borders (a prime example of this is the King tower in Evendim from a quest line), but the best in my opinion is walking on top of the hills of the Lone Lands.

The Lone Lands

Make your way over to Ost Guruth, the main city of the Lone Lands, and head towards the northern wall.

Almost there...

Now you an see the broken northern wall, you need to make an attempt to jump behind it and reach the hills.

Keep jumping! Keep jumping!

Congratulations, you have made it to the other side.

From here you can run up the hill and make it to the top. I don’t want to ruin the surprise of making it there yourself and seeing the sites, so I will let you explore.

Have fun :) and remember, when you get off the map for longer than a minute, you will be ported to the nearest rallying point (usually a starter area).

South Bree Gate

I am dedicating this particular guide to Sasiarai of Evernight, who happened to watch me fall from the South Bree Gate multiple times without laughing. This will be a bit easier than the last, I promise. Make your way to the South Bree Gate, and jump onto this little house:

Now jump onto the hedge, and face the gate.

The idea here is to jump around the gate holding up and right. With practice you will make it to the other side.

Now you can jump onto the higher part of the gate and take a silly number of screenies.

The Evendim King Statue

This doesn’t take parkour skills, just the patience to finish a quest line and click a rope. Make your way to Tinnudir, then take a horse to High King’s Crossing. When you have completed the quests in the King’s High Crossing area, you will have access to the rope.

Ta daa! What a view!

Comment below if you know a sneaky way of getting around Middle Earth.


  1. Hey Han - sorry to leave this here but am having internet trouble at the moment, especially connecting to FB. Not ignoring you, instead desperately trying to open your message. Love you xoxox

  2. Haha ^^ that's perfectly fine :) Glad to see you managed to get the internet back :) xxx