A RESCUE team from the Calder Valley is gearing up for a gruelling race across the Pennines
APROJECT has been launched to reclaim the long history of the North Pennines
and the treasures it has produced.
PART of the South Pennines
moorlands are to share in a multimillion pound cash boost.
It is presented each year to an individual who has made a signifi-cant contribution to the North Pennines
Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
In concert with our sister paper across the Pennines
, the Manchester Evening News, we're calling for Chancellor George Osborne to re-think the plans when he makes a Budget speech next week and we're urging you to sign our online petition.
And in an effort to discover more potential remnants of North East historical interest, Chamber members were invited to volunteer their time and take part in an archaeological dig in Northumberland's North Pennines
The pleasure ride, where riding clubs from across the South Pennines
converge at a chosen venue, ran from 1989 to 2003 attracting up to 130 riders.
Heading north, the County Durham leg takes walkers from Middleton-in-Teesdale along the valley of the River Tees, taking in Low Force, High Force and the 200ft long Cauldron Snout, before the Cumbrian section enters the North Pennines
Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, calling at High Cup Nick, the village of Dufton and the 2,930ft Cross Fell - highest point on the route.
It's the home of the Pennine
Sailing Club, who use the expanse of Winscar Reservoir high in the Pennines
as their base.
Cumbria's section then enters the North Pennines
Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, calling at High Cup Nick, a deep chasm in the Pennine
fellside, with High Cup Gill winding hundreds of feet below -known as England's Grand Canyon.
BUGS, slugs and all kinds of creepy-crawlies will be the subject of the next North Pennines
A PROJECT which helps restore the South Pennines
landscape has been shortlisted for an international award.