The Wastelands are a disgusting and poisoned land beyond the old city of Lud. The track of Blaine the Mono cuts through this accursed land. Within the Wastelands lie Candleton, Rilea, The Falls of the Hounds, Dasherville, and, at the end of the area, the Thinny leading into Topeka.
In The Waste Lands, the ka-tet travels through here on Blaine after leaving Lud. From here they look down on the ruined country far below them. There they see the true horrors of the wastelands; great mutated bird-like creatures with leathery wings, mutant creatures on stalks, and many other monsterous creatures. They are all the result of the experiments and weapons that the Old Ones used on the All-World.