Pennine Chain

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 (pĕn′īnz′) also Pennine Chain
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.

Pen′nine Chain′

a range of hills in N England, extending from the S Midlands to the Cheviot Hills. Highest peak, 2930 ft. (893 m).
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Noun1.Pennine Chain - 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
England - a division of the United Kingdom
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For experienced walkers, the 268-mile Pennine Way National Trail follows the Pennine chain along the rugged backbone of England from Edale, crossing Kinder Scout, the highest point in the Peak District at 2,087ft.
Half a dozen Kielder Waters along the Pennine Chain offering tourist facilities AND round-the-clock power.
The Pennine chain has given us the most priceless asset, a corridor empty of large settlements, around 20 miles wide on average and a 150 miles long, stretching from the Derbyshire peaks to the Scottish border.