Cheviot Hills

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Cheviot Hills

 (chĕv′ē-ət, shĭv′-, chē′vē-)
A range of hills extending about 56 km (35 mi) along the border between England and Scotland. The Cheviot, 815 m (2,674 ft), is the highest elevation.

Cheviot Hills

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(Placename) a range of hills on the border between England and Scotland, mainly in Northumberland
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Noun1.Cheviot Hills - 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
References in classic literature ?
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.
Bill Elliot, the outgoing tenant, was born in the Cheviots and has farmed here with his wife for almost four decades.
In fact, if you get snow in Alnwick, you pretty much get double on the Cheviots because it's higher and colder.
The Cheviots were first brought to ales by the McTurk family, who moved from south-west Scotland in 1855 to take over the Cnewr Estate, between Sennybridge and Ystradgynlais, in southern Powys.
"I was attracted to the Cheviots partly for the social scene," he admitted.
Chris Butterworth, who chairs the group, said: "The Cheviots are the major landmark of the borders.
"This will help us gain a better understanding of how the cattle grazing influences the important habitats in the Cheviots and the wildlife they support."
The Cheviots were first brought to Wales by the McTurk family, which moved from the southwest of Scotland to manage the Cnewr estate in 1855.
| People who want to participate |in the team's annual event, The Cheviots Challenge, can find details at http://nnpmrt.org/ news-events/cheviots-challenge-2015/.