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Pennines

Range TypeMountain range with well-recognized name
Highest PointCross Fell (893 m/2930 ft)
CountriesUnited Kingdom
States/ProvincesEngland (98%), Scotland (2%)
(numbers are approximate percentage of range area)
Area31,048 sq km / 11,987 sq mi
Area may include lowland areas
Extent356 km / 221 mi North-South
160 km / 99 mi East-West
Center Lat/Long54° 10' N; 1° 54' W
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Map of Pennines
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Other Ranges: To go to pages for other ranges either click on the map above, or on range names in the hierarchy snapshot below, which show the parent, siblings, and children of the Pennines.
England HillsLevel 4 (Parent)
         Lake DistrictLevel 5 (Sibling)
         PenninesLevel 5
                 Cheviot HillsLevel 6 (Child)
                 Northern PenninesLevel 6 (Child)
                 Central PenninesLevel 6 (Child)
                 Lancashire PenninesLevel 6 (Child)
                 Peak DistrictLevel 6 (Child)
         Northeast England CoastLevel 5 (Sibling)
         Central England-East AngliaLevel 5 (Sibling)
         Southeast EnglandLevel 5 (Sibling)
         Southwest England-Channel IslandsLevel 5 (Sibling)



Major Peaks of the Pennines

Ten Highest Peaks
RankPeak NamemftRange6
1.Cross Fell8932930Northern Pennines
2.Great Dun Fell8482782Northern Pennines
3.Little Dun Fell8422762Northern Pennines
4.The Cheviot8152674Cheviot Hills
5.Mickle Fell7902592Northern Pennines
6.Meldon Hill7672516Northern Pennines
7.Little Fell7482454Northern Pennines
8.Burnhope Seat7472451Northern Pennines
9.Hangingstone Hill7432438Cheviot Hills
10.Whernside7362415Central Pennines
Sub-peaks are excluded from this list. List may not be complete, since only summits in the PBC Database are included.
Child Range High Points
RankPeak NamemftRange6
1.Cross Fell8932930Northern Pennines
2.The Cheviot8152674Cheviot Hills
3.Whernside7362415Central Pennines
4.Kinder Scout6362087Peak District
5.Ward's Stone5631847Lancashire Pennines



Photos of Peaks in the Pennines

Pen-y-ghent
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Pen-y-ghent View from Holme Farm, Horton-in-ribblesdale (2017-06-24). Photo by Mark Hyland.
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Kinder Scout
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Topping out a large snow drift (2013-03-25). Photo by Mark Hyland.
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Burtree Fell
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The cairn at the summit (2022-11-25). Photo by Michael Hardman.
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Peel Fell
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Peel Fell lies above and behind the source of the River North Tyne (2014-09-26). Photo by Peter Stone.
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Shutlingsloe
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Shutlingsloe (2020-12-27). Photo by Anna Parsons.
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Mount Famine
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Mount Famine, viewed from the east (climbing away towards South Head) (2022-09-15). Photo by Mat B.
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High Edge
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High Edge, viewed from the south (2022-07-16). Photo by Mat B.
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Chrome Hill
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Chrome Hill, viewed from Parkhouse Hill (2022-07-16). Photo by Mat B.
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Higger Tor
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Higger Tor (2015-03-04). Photo by Szaniszló Uherkovich.
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High Wheeldon
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High Wheeldon (2022-07-16). Photo by Mat B.
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