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Cheviot Hills

(chĕv`ēət, chēv`–), range, c.35 mi (56 km) long, extending along part of the border between Scotland and England. The highest point is The Cheviot (2,676 ft/816 m). The North Tyne and branches of the River Tweed rise there. Since World War II the hills have been reforested. Northumberland National Park (398 sq mi/1,031 sq km; est. 1956) and Border National Forest Park occupy most of the hills. The Cheviots have been the scene of much border strife. They are celebrated in the ballad "Chevy Chase." A fine type of sheep, the cheviot, is bred there.

Cheviot Hills

 

low mountains in Great Britain, situated between the Southern Uplands and the Pennines. The Cheviot, at 816 m tall, is the highest peak. The mountains are composed of granite, tuffs, limestones, and sandstones. There are heathlands, meadows, and peat bogs. Sheep are raised here.

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Recently, the established sheep flock which grazed the area of the Cheviot massif within College Valley were removed when the estate decided to lower livestock numbers and put an even greater emphasis on conservation management.
However the Pengroes flock didn't go home empty handed - it won the NC Cheviot male title with three-shear ram Synton Monty.
The Cheviots were crossed with native Welsh sheep to develop the Brecknock Hill Cheviot.
Our biggest success was winning the group interbreed title at the Royal Welsh, the first time it had been achieved with Cheviots," said Melfyn.
The Brecknock Hill Cheviot flock produces prime lambs marketed through a scheme which is now supplying 10,000 lambs a year to Marks & Spencer.
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