Cheviots


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Noun1.Cheviots - a range of hills on the border between England and Scotland
England - a division of the United Kingdom
Scotland - one of the four countries that make up the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland; located on the northern part of the island of Great Britain; famous for bagpipes and plaids and kilts
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WHILE Chaucer was making for us pictures of English life, in the sister kingdom across the rugged Cheviots another poet was singing to a ruder people.
"Day set on Norham's castled steep, And Tweed's fair river broad and deep, And Cheviot's mountains lone; The massive towers, the donjon keep, The flanking walls that round them sweep, In yellow lustre shone" -
For the next sixty-nine evenings he would be dining in cheviot and worsted at dubious table d'hotes , at whirlwind lunch counters, on sandwiches and beer in his hall-bedroom.
We are close to the Cheviot hills; and if you fancy there is anything to see when you look out of window, except sheep, you will find yourself woefully mistaken.
Among the best or most representative single ballads are: The Hunting of the Cheviot (otherwise called The Ancient Ballad of Chevy Chase--clearly of minstrel authorship); Sir Patrick Spens; Robin Hood and Guy of Gisborne; Adam Bell, Clym of the Clough, and William of Cloudeslee; Captain Car, or Edom o' Gordon; King Estmere (though this has been somewhat altered by Bishop Percy, who had and destroyed the only surviving copy of it); Edward, Edward; Young Waters; Sweet William's Ghost; Lord Thomas and Fair Annet.
John Baker-Cresswell, director of College Valley Estates added: "This valley is a very special place for both residents and visitors, and these two farms are part of the intrinsic character of the Cheviots, and the rural community who live in the College Valley.
Forthcoming sales of North Country Cheviots at Lockerbie Mart Wednesday, September 19 - 243 Park rams and 1070 females.
In fact, if you get snow in Alnwick, you pretty much get double on the Cheviots because it's higher and colder.
Elgan had started his own |flock of North Country Cheviots
It is the second time the partnership, JH Williams & Son, have won this award with their pedigree stock of NC Cheviots. Together with Melfyn's son Joe, they received the trophy at a society sale in Lockerbie.
"There weren't a lot of Cheviots in Wales when I first came to the area but they are the biggest hill breed in Britain in terms of size and they fit very well into cross breeding with Welsh ewes.