A range of hills extending about 260 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 m (2,930 ft) at Cross Fell.
Pennines Sentence Examples
From Yorkshire to the flat indented sea-coast north of the Thames estuary, east of the Pennines and the slight hills indicated as the Northampton uplands, and in part demarcated southward by the East Anglian ridge in Huntingdonshire, Cambridgeshire and Suffolk, the land, although divided between a succession of river-systems, varies so little in level as to be capable of consideration as a single plain.
It lies in the uppermost part of the valley of the South Tyne, among the high bleak moors of the Pennines.
N., was a Roman fort, the original name of which is not known, guarding the road which ran along the South Tyne valley and over the Pennines.
In the North Pennines the SPA designation suggests there are nearly 4,000 pairs of breeding curlew.
Alston & North Pennines A landscape of high moorland, cut through by green dales and impressive natural features.