Pennines


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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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There are about 900sqkm of peatland in the North Pennines and most of this is blanket bog, a unique type of peat habitat, found only in cool, wet regions of the world.
Desmond Smith, Chief Executive Officer, Pennine Petroleum, said, This virtual data room contains all the geological, geophysical and agreement materials for potential third parties to make a quick assessment around participation.
Adele Adams, competition organisers, says: "We are looking for photographs that demonstrate the diversity of the area, from its rugged wildness to its industrial heritage; photographs that help to define or describe the South Pennines, not just its landscapes, but its wildlife, its people and the events that take place here."
He retired from Killhope in 2010 and is now a director of the new charity Friends of the North Pennines, which is part of the successful heritage project to restore the Dukesfield Arches near Slaley in Northumberland, which are all that remains of a 17th Century lead smelting mill.
The observatory has been financed by the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty Partnership, as part of its Allen Valleys Landscape Partnership Scheme which is backed by the Heritage Lottery Fund.
Winners will be selected to appear in the South Pennines: Through the Lens calendar 2018.
But now they are being brought together by a joint venture between the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) Partnership and The Weardale Museum, in Ireshopeburn.
Pennine Light brewed by The Nook Brewhouse in Holmfirth will be launched in Edale, the official start point of the Pennine Way, on June 30.
She said: "As director of the Killhope Lead Mining Museum, he transformed the site from an abandoned mine into a multi-award-winning museum, conserving, enhancing and celebrating the mining heritage of Upper Weardale in particular, and the North Pennines in general.
Woodland covers just 4% of the South Pennines area, including 70 hectares of woodland around Scammonden and Butterley reservoirs, and much of its centuries long history has been lost or is unknown.
"Everyone who took part thoroughly enjoyed themselves and we are hugely appreciative to North Pennines AONB team for allowing us to make a contribution.
The 108 mile non-stop event, which must be completed within 60 hours, runs between Edale in the Peak District, to Hawes in the Yorkshire Dales, following the Pennine Way.