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  Pennines - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Pennines constitute the main watershed in northern England, dividing the eastern and western parts of the country.
The geology of the Pennines is dominated by extensive deposits of gritstone and limestone, which in the North Pennines has led to the formation of large underground cave systems and watercourses, known as "gills" and "pots" in the Yorkshire dialect prevalent on the eastern side.
The landscape of the Pennines is in general constituted by upland areas of high moors indented by the more fertile valleys of the region's various rivers.
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 PENNINES   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Pennines are a mountain range in England.
Often said to be the "backbone of England", they form an unbroken range stretching from the Peak District in the Midlands, through the Yorkshire Dales and Cumbrian Fells to the Cheviot Hills on the Scottish border.
However the Pennines are often considered to be one of the most scenic areas of Britain.
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 Pennines --  Encyclopædia Britannica
It rises in the Pennines in the administrative county of North Yorkshire and then flows 60 miles (97 km) southeast to become an important tributary of the River Ouse (which drains into the Humber, an estuary of the North Sea) a few miles south of York.
The Eden, Ribble, and Mersey rise in the Pennines, flow westward, and have a short course to the Atlantic Ocean.
It drains the central Pennines and flows southeastward through West Yorkshire metropolitan county and across the southern part of North Yorkshire to meet the River Ouse at the border of the East Riding of Yorkshire.
www.britannica.com /eb/article-9059088   (673 words)

  
 Pennines --  Britannica Concise Encyclopedia - The online encyclopedia you can trust!
On the north, the Tyne Gap and Eden Valley separate the Pennines from the Cheviots and the Lake District mountains.
The Pennines, in fact, form a north and south watershed that determines the course of all the larger rivers in northern England.
The economy of the Pennines is based mainly on sheep farming and the quarrying of limestone.
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 Info and facts on 'Pennines'   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Pennines are a mountain range (A series of hills or mountains) in England (A division of the United Kingdom).
The Pennines constitute the main watershed (A ridge of land that separates two adjacent river systems) in northern England, dividing the eastern and western parts of the country.
The landscape of the Pennines generally constitutes high upland areas of moor (Open land usually with peaty soil covered with heather and bracken and moss) s indented by the more fertile valleys of the region's various rivers.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/p/pe/pennines.htm   (382 words)

  
 AllRefer.com - Pennines (British And Irish Physical Geography) - Encyclopedia
Pennines[pen´Inz] Pronunciation Key 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).
Reservoirs in the Pennines store water for the cities of N England.
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 ninemsn Encarta - Search Results - Pennines
Pennines, extensive range of hills, northern England, extending south from the Cheviot Hills on the southern border of Scotland to the Midland Plain...
The western part of the former county is dominated by the Pennine Hills, which have been called...
Winters are sometimes harsh, with heavy snowfalls on the Pennines.
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 Encyclopedia: Pennines
Kinder Scout is a moorland plateau (and mountain) in the Dark Peak of the Derbyshire Peak District in the United Kingdom.
The North Sea is a sea of the Atlantic Ocean, located between the coasts of Norway and Denmark in the east, the coast of the British Isles in the west, and the German, Dutch, Belgian and French coasts in the south.
The Pennine Chain is the backbone of England, extending for 150 miles from central England to the Scottish border.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Pennines   (1672 words)

  
 The Pennines - Walking Britain
The Pennines form the backbone of England with the many hills and mountains representing the vertebrae.
From the geologist's point of the view, the Pennines stretch from the Weaver Hills just outside the southern boundary of the Peak District National Park in North Staffordshire to the Tyne Gap between Carlisle and Newcastle.
Southern Pennines - continuing from the northern boundary of the Peak District to the southern edge of the Yorkshire Dales National Park, this area of high moorland is of less interest than its better known neighbours.
www.walkingbritain.co.uk /regions/penn.shtml   (519 words)

  
 Best Walks - Walking Pennines
For the purpose of this guidebook the term 'South Pennines' is taken to refer to the expanse of hill country that straddles the Lancashire/Yorkshire border between the Yorkshire Dales and Peak National Parks.
Pennine Journey, A Wainwright - The fascinating story of a solitary walk through the Pennines made by A. Wainwright - legendary fell-waler, artist and author of the 'Pictorial Guides to the Lakeland Fells' - in September 1938.
South Pennine Ring, Roly Smith - This tourist map covers the Rochdale Canal between Manchester and Sowerby Bridge, the Calder and Hebble Navigation between Sowerby Bridge and Cooper Bridge Junction, the Huddersfield Broad and Narrow Canals between Cooper Bridge Junction and Ashton-Under-Lyne and the Ashton Canal between Ashton-Under-Lyne and Manchester.
www.bestwalks.com /penninesbooks.htm   (2744 words)

  
 Pennines Bed and Breakfast Cheap Hotel Guest House Accommodation   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Situated on the A686 in the heart of the North Pennines and 18 miles from the M6 and the Lake District.
Explore the Lake district, Kendal, Penrith, Yorkshire Dales, North Pennines, Lake district and the Scottish Borders.
Alston House is an oasis in the North Pennines.
www.bedandbreakfasts.co.uk /propertysearch.asp?searchterm=Pennines   (403 words)

  
 LEFTFIELD-PSI UFOs Over The English Pennines Article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Such is the vast number of UFO sightings across the Pennines, a “hotspot within a hotspot” has been located.
Ask any of the locals from either of the two towns about UFO’s, and they will be able to direct you to someone who is known to have seen or felt the effects of a UFO, providing they haven’t had an experience themselves.
However, no explanation has been put forward for the craft the Godfrey reportedly saw, and a further investigation into the abduction of a truck driver in the same area is also rumoured to be taking place.
www.leftfield-psi.net /ufo/pennines1.html   (1322 words)

  
 North Pennines Northumberland Northumbria England UK GB (page 85)
A North Pennines village in the unspoilt valley of the River East Allen.
In the 19th century, the North Pennines was one of the great lead mining areas of England.
Derwent Reservoir is in the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, near to the picturesque village of Blanchland.
www.northumberland.gov.uk /vg/northpen.html   (941 words)

  
 LEFTFIELD-PSI UFOs Over The English Pennines Article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
This was the first public account of this type, and as a result UFO activity in the Pennines was finally brought to the attention of people throughout the UK and Europe.
However, the skeptics were also given a voice throughout the media, and explanations for the BA 5061 encounter were suggested.
Curiously, one witness, who lived very close to the "crash zone" had reported that the "plane" was actually cigar shaped in appearance as it fell from the sky.
www.leftfield-psi.net /ufo/pennines2.html   (1647 words)

  
 Pennines on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
(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 TRAVELLER: THE COMPLETE GUIDE TO The Pennines; Whether it's Bronte country, Herriot country, geological marvels or the last English wilderness you're after, you'll find it all along the Pennine Way, writes NEIL...
Properties of fluorite from the North Pennines England.
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 The Hutchinson Encyclopedia: Pennines, the@ HighBeam Research   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Range of hills in northern England, known as the 'the backbone of England'; length (from the Scottish border to the Peaks in Derbyshire) 400 km/250 mi.
The highest peak in the Pennines (which are sometimes referred to mountains rather than hills) is Cross Fell (893 m/2,930 ft).
The rocks of the Pennines are carboniferous limestone and millstone grit, the land high moorland and fell.
www.highbeam.com /library/doc0.asp?DOCID=1P1:100165911&refid=ip_encyclopedia_hf   (198 words)

  
 Rocks & Minerals: Fluorite from the Northern Pennines Orefield England   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
During the past several centuries, numerous mines and prospects in the Northern Pennine Mountains, centered on the Weardale area of northern England, have yielded enormous amounts of both lead and, later, fluorite ores.
Though there are literally hundreds of mines and prospects in the Northern Pennines that may have produced an occasional specimen, the focus here will be those mines that have yielded a large enough body of quality specimens that one is likely to find examples in modern collections or on the mineral-specimen market.
Lead mining reached its greatest levels in the Northern Pennines during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries when two major companies came to dominate the local industry.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m0GDX/is_6_79/ai_n6338979   (1292 words)

  
 Derwentside District Council - The North Pennines   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Quiet country roads wind along the dales, and those that cross the moorland ridges are the highest roads in England, offering spectacular views of this beautiful landscape.
All levels of ability and experience are catered for, ranging from short off-road cycle routes to longer exposed routes with strenuous climbs over the high moors.
The C2C cycle route has opened up the North Pennines as a cycling holiday destination, and visitor accommodation, pubs and shops are seeing the benefits of becoming "cycle - friendly".
www.derwentside.gov.uk /index.cfm?articleid=1150   (184 words)

  
 Kingdoms of British Celts - The Peak
By evidence gathered from the lives of the Northern British kings, upon the death of Mor ap Cenau, grandson of Coel Hen, his Kingdom of Northern Britain (based at Ebrauc) was divided between his sons.
Arthwys was the first King of the Pennines, ruling the whole length of the Pennines from Dunoting to The Peak.
Upon Pabo's abdication, the Kingdom of the Pennines is divided into Dunoting and The Peak.
www.kessler-web.co.uk /History/KingListsBritain/BritainThePeak.htm   (265 words)

  
 Rookhope Inn - North Pennines
Lapwing, curlew (the emblem of the AONB), redshank, oystercatcher, and snipe are all common spring and summer visitors to the North Pennines.
Lead mining in the North Pennines has a long history, reaching its peak during the 18th and 19th centuries, when the North Pennines was the dominant lead producing area in Britain.
The destiny of the North Pennines was shaped by a geological event which took place 295 million years ago - the formation of the Great Whin Sill.
www.rookhope.com /area.html   (839 words)

  
 Stone water troughs in the south Pennines landscape. Slow connection version.
Stone water troughs in the south Pennines landscape: Reflections on an attractive freshwater habitat.
The Pennines are a long range of hills up to 893m high that are often described as the 'backbone' of northern England.
It was a glorious late spring day when I photographed this when the south Pennines are at their best with a profusion of buttercups in the fields and the hawthorn in full blossom.
www.microscopy-uk.org.uk /mag/artjun04/dwtroughlow.html   (1556 words)

  
 North Pennines AONB
The differing nature of settlements, from the distinctive red sandstone villages at the foot of the North Pennines escarpment to the white farms and barns of the Raby Estate in Teesdale, has a significant impact on landscape character.
In the North Pennines you'll find: 40% of the UK's upland hay meadows; 30% of England's upland heathland and 20% of its blanket bog; 80% of England's fl grouse; red squirrels, otters and rare arctic-alpine plants; and 22,000 pairs of breeding wading birds.
At almost 2,000 square kilometres the North Pennines is the second largest of the 41 AONBs in England and Wales.
www.northpennines.org.uk   (528 words)

  
 Pennines travel and tourist information on @UK - England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. UK Travel and Tourist ...
For those with who prefer the outdoor life, there are several walks around the Pennines including the full Pennine Way which generally takes several days to complete, while travelling through some spectacular countryside.
For cyclists there is also a cross Pennine route from East to West, Cumbria to Middlesborough.
For The Pennines, please visit Cumbria, Derbyshire, Northumberland, North Yorkshire, South Yorkshire and West Yorkshire
www.atuk.co.uk /regional-links/pennines.htm   (268 words)

  
 North Yorkshire Pennines - NORTH COUNTRY WEB
The Dales of Yorkshire and Pennine Hills are an area of Quiet Tranquility and Stunning Beauty all year round and can be accessed from the South or North by the A1 M on the East or the M6 Motorway to the West.
The Dales south of the Tyne are still in Northumbria but classed as the North Pennines and an area of outstanding beauty with high moorland.
Clapham and Ingleton are the centre for Caving enthusiasts who delve into the centre of Yorkshire’s Pennines, through the Gaping Gill caverns discovered in 1837.
www.yorkshire-pennines.co.uk /yorkpennines.htm   (452 words)

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