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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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They will compete against fellow rescue teams in the event which is being run alongside the Spine Challenger, a notoriously tough event with a similar degree of difficulty as the Spine Race, which covers the entire 268 miles of the Pennine Way.
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.
Sarah Fowler, chief executive of the Peak District National Park, said: "This is a massive vote of confidence in our work in the Peak District and South Pennines.
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.
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 Pennine Rendezvous was relaunched at Australia Farm, Meltham, on May 24.
Melanie Sensicle, Visit County Durham's chief executive, said: "The Pennine Way in the Durham Dales showcases some of the county's most breathtaking scenery.
His article, Wanted: A Long Green Trail, was published in London's Daily Herald in 1935 and called for "a Pennine Way from the Peak to the Cheviots", opening up the moorlands to the public.
A PS400,000 grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund means that children and community groups in the North Pennines will benefit from investment into educational activities, themed events and interpretive science to investigate the invertebrate kingdom.
Within the South Pennines, towns from Ilkley to Hebden Bridge and Marsden to Greenfield are all served by a rail service giving walkers and cyclists the opportunity to explore further field using public transport.
Sam Finn, WildWatch project co-ordinator with the AONB Partnership, said: "The Partnership is delighted that so many people have got involved with WildWatch North Pennines and in its third year we wanted to include some courses that took wildlife identification to the next level.
More than 400 of Sandie Nicholson's photographs, documenting the life and landscapes of the South Pennines, have featured on TV.