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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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Throughout his tenancy, Bill's ultimate aim has been to top the Cheviot & Blackface Draft ewe sales in the same year, Lockerbie Auction Mart for the Cheviots and Hexham for the Blackfaces.
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Chris Butterworth, who chairs the group, said: "The Cheviots are the major landmark of the borders.
Mr Cockburn organised a commemoration of Sheila and John's efforts, and of all allied aircrew killed in the Cheviots during the Second World War, at the war memorial at nearby Wooler.
The cattle have been fitted out as part of research by Newcastle University to find out why the animals travel where they do and how this affects the nationally-important plants and wildlife of the Cheviot Site of Special Scientific Interest.
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"Our biggest success was winning the group interbreed title at the Royal Welsh, the first time it had been achieved with Cheviots," said Melfyn.
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