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Pennines

(pĕn`īnz) or

Pennine Chain,

mountain range, sometimes called the "backbone of England," extending c.160 mi (260 km) from the Cheviot Hills on the Scottish border to the Peak District in Derbyshire. The range consists of a series of upland blocks, separated by transverse valleys (Tees, Aire, Wensleydale, and Wharfdale). There are caverns, and several chasms are more than 300 ft (91 m) in depth. Cross Fell (2,930 ft/893 m) is the highest peak. The range is sparsely populated. Sheep raising, quarrying, and tourism are important economic activities. The Pennine Way is a 268-mi (429-km) hiking path along the range; it opened in 1965. Reservoirs in the Pennines store water for the cities of N England.
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The Pennine Hills run north-south from the Derbyshire to the Scottish border and are often described as the backbone of England.
Tidswell had denied having the dogs when Zoe - who lives in nearby Haworth - and the warden visited his farm on the Pennine Hills. Police only found them after a search.
Adventurous Paul, who has even reached Everest base camp, got the idea after being unable to work high on the Pennine hills due to heavy snowfall.
Just one in a broad band of migrants pushing through the region this week, the ring ouzel (crazy name, crazy bird) is much valued by birders as it rarely hangs around for long - true to form, the bird I watched in the heavy April rain at Marshside with Paul Thomason flew off to the North after only a few minutes, doubtless making its way to the high cloughs of the Pennine hills where these marvellous summer visitors still breed.
At ALDERLEY EDGE in Cheshire - which boasts more millionaires than anywhere else in the North - crags and parking spots overlooking the Pennine hills are frequently sealed off by police to stop naked revellers.
The local Pennine hills and farm houses were the inspiration for his paintings for many years and his unique style and characteristic humour continue to make him a firm favourite.
It will be cloudy with some rain at times, especially over the Pennine hills. Maximum Temperature 12C.
This month's Postcode Postcard is BB3, which covers Darwen, Lancashire, and the lovely Pennine hills close by.
The river''s 70-mile journey begins in Stockport, where the rivers of the Pennine hills, the Goyt and Tame, come together, and ends at Liverpool Bay where it flows into the Irish Sea.
They were celebrating in the bleak Pennine hills of Mossley this week when Wilkinson stepped into the breach.
Birdsedge village sits on the edge of Yorkshire's Pennine Hills, so enjoy walks in the Peak District National Park Yorkshire's Pennine Hills.