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Encyclopedia > North Pennines

The North Pennines is the northernmost part of the so-called 'backbone of England', the range of hills which runs through the centre of the northern half of England, from north to south.


It has been designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty for its moorland scenery, the product of centuries of farming and leadmining.


See also

Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty in England
Pennines


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Rookhope Inn - North Pennines (839 words)
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.
Pennines - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (523 words)
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 — which are 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.
The North Pennines have been declared an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), while portions of the Pennines are incorporated into the Peak District National Park, the Yorkshire Dales National Park and the Northumberland National Park.
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