LOTRProject Emil over at LOTRProject has painstakingly assembled a new graphic comparing the distance each of our protagonists (Bilbo and Frodo) travel in The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings.

I am very happy to reveal this interactive distance vs time chart of the journeys by Bilbo and Frodo in the Hobbit and the Lord of the Rings. It contains information about each day. I hope you will find it interesting.

Very cool stuff.

Over his entire journey from Bag End to Mt Doom, Frodo travels approximately 1,800 miles in 185 days. That’s an eminently achievable average of 9.73 miles each day. However, he does spend a great deal of time recuperating in both Rivendell and Lorien — and that drags that average down.

The 27-day stretch from Bag End to Rivendell is perhaps more representative of Frodo’s normal travelling speed via “shank’s pony”. There, he and his fellow hobbits average a much more brisk 16.9 miles each day. Not too shabby — and probably very, very tiring with a full pack!

Bilbo, on the other hand, travels a total of 950 miles in 172 days — an average of just 5.52 miles per day. And the Company makes the 397-mile trek from Bag End to Rivendell in 39 days at a more leisurely average of 10.17 miles per day.

Click the image below to check it all out for yourself.


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