from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- A range of hills extending about 257 km (160 mi) southward from the Cheviot Hills on the Scottish border to central England. Sometimes called "the backbone of England,” it rises to 893.7 m (2,930 ft) at Cross Fell.
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- proper n. A low mountain range stretching through north central England.
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- n. a system of hills in Britain that extend from the Scottish border in the north to the Trent River in the south; forms the watershed for English rivers
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Nestled in one of the most picturesque wooded valleys in the Pennines, it is an excellent base for cycle rides and country walks.
Because of its position in the vast, open horizons of the Pennines, just minutes from Hadrian's Wall and very close to the Pennine Way, this is an incredibly popular spot with walkers and cyclists, and the owners offer all sorts of "extras" such as pick-ups, packed lunches, and even luggage transfer.
Forty-five minutes drive from Manchester and an hour from Leeds, this Lancashire local authority lies in the heart of the Pennines.
He added: Across the higher ground there will be a bit of snow, mainly the Pennines and the Scottish mountains.
Frankly, for all the protection he was offered on a hot, disastrous afternoon in the Pennines, Green might have wanted to knock every one of his defenders out cold.
So I crossed the Pennines by two different routes, Skipton and Standedge and both performed perfectly.
Chill easterlies have established a stronger hold than expected along the entire North Sea coast and as far as the Pennines, Birmingham, Oxford and Hampshire.
Open-door schemes include a children's meet before Christmas at Holcombe, in the Pennines, and groups encouraging local people to welcome urban day-trippers to the pink-coat gatherings outside manor houses and country pubs.
Temperatures falling as low as -10C for a third night running have left icy ground conditions across England east of the Pennines, where level-three warnings of black ice on roads remain in force.
Claudia, by emailJoanne replies Cumbria-based Eden Outdoor Adventures edenoutdooradventures.co.uk offers tuition in snowshoeing and guided walks in the Lake District, Northern Pennines and Scotland.