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"Long ago, when the Night's Watch was at full strength, the builders would quarry blocks of ice from the frozen lakes of the Haunted Forest, dragging them south on sledges to add to the Wall."
Samwell Tarly[src]

The Haunted Forest is a substantial woodland lying north of the Wall, beyond the northern border of the Seven Kingdoms. The forest extends for several hundred miles to the north, along the foothills of the mountain range known as the Frostfangs, before dying out in the subarctic wastelands of the Lands of Always Winter.

The forest is inhabited by tribes of wildlings who sometimes use the cover of the forest to approach the Wall and try to scale it to raid the lands to the south. The Night's Watch tries to keep the forest clear of the Wall itself, but only have the manpower to clear the woods immediately to the north of Castle Black and their other manned castles.

Craster's Keep and White Tree are located within the Haunted Forest. The Fist of the First Men is located beyond its limits.[1]

In the books

A map showing the location of the Haunted Forest on the continent of Westeros.

In the A Song of Ice and Fire novels, the Haunted Forest has a fell reputation. The Night's Watch sends patrols into it to scout for signs of wildling activity. Weirwood trees still grow in the wild in the Haunted Forest, unlike anywhere else on the continent.

The Fist of the First Men is located near the haunted forest at its borders

See also