Hobbit Historical Field Trip – The Yondershire

Post date: Apr 21, 2022 4:17:45 PM

By Lina Willowwood

Hither and yon again!

What is the history of the Yondershire villages? Who lives there, and are there any famous inhabitants? Is there a Hithershire too?

Answers to these questions, and possibly more, may be given during the hobbit historical field trip. There are no guarantees, though!

Meet up in Little Delving. After a quick welcome, we’ll walk through parts of The Yondershire and see some of the sights, with stops where our historians present stories, tales, poetry and/or songs related to the history of the area. Food WILL be served, but of course, any hobbit knows that the safest bet is to bring some of yer own.

Date: Saturday April 30

Time: 7PM ((UK time / 2PM servertime))

Location: Meet in Little Delving

Want to know more about hobbit history? Bring a sturdy walking stick and be welcome along!


The historical field trips have been running irregularly since 2009. They combine a few lectures/stories of hobbit lore with a trip to locations of hobbit interest. If yer want to know more about hobbit and Shire history, this is yer chance. Remember that our historians often go for a tall, exciting tale more than strict lore accuracy, though!

Given the subject matter, this is certainly a hobbit-preferred event. The odd lore-seeking dwarf, man or elf interested in hobbit lore is of course welcome along, but wouldn’t you rather just roll a hobbit alt for the evening? ))