IN THE PENNINES
the Pennines there are
penty of caves and mines that can be visited. Caves and mines
range from those that are open to the general public through caves that
can be visited without the need for specialist equipment to those that
are only accessible to the serious, well-equipped explorer.
Information here about caving clubs, shops and getting
southermost part of the Pennines is the Peak District.
Designated a National Park in 1951 it is the United Kingdom's
oldest National Park. Mainly in Derbyshire but with parts in
Staffordshire, Cheshire, Great Manchester and West and South Yorkshire
the Peak District is not far from some of Englands major population
DERBYSHIRE PEAK DISTRICT
SOUTH-WESTERN PEAKS - CHESHIRE & STAFFORDSHIRE
PEAKS - GREATER MANCHESTER & YORKSHIRE
of the Peak District is the South Pennines, an area of upland shaped by
the Industrial Revolution and home to the mill towns of east Lancashire
and West Yorkshire. The area was also home to the Brontė
Sisters, Emily, Charlotte and Anne who's novels were inspired by the
bleak landscape of the moors around their home town of Haworth.
Other towns here include Hebden Bridge, Todmorden and
FOREST OF BOWLAND
from the main Pennine Hills is the Forest of Bowland, mainly in
Lancashire but bordering onto the Yorkshire Dales in the north-east.
The Trough of Bowland is the finest drive in Lancashire and
to the south is the Ribble Valley with it's secluded villages and
rolling countryside. Also included here is Pendle Hill, home
of the imfamous witches who were hanged in Lancaster for witchcraft in
THE YORKSHIRE DALES
as a National Park in 1954 and extended in 2016, the Yorkshire Dales is
at the heart of the Pennines and has something for everybody.
Bordered by the M6 to the west and the A1 to the east the
Dales are easily accessible by car, bus or train and has something for
everybody. The Yorkshire Dales is one of Britain's main
caving areas. Hill walking, mine exploration, rock climbing,
trains, quaint villages, and plenty of heritage can also be enjoyed
THE THREE PEAKS AREA
& ILKLEY MOOR AREA
England's remotest countryside can be found here in this Area of
Outstanding Natural Beauty which is worthy of National Park status in
it's own right. Straddling the counties of Cumbria, Durham
and Northumberland and featuring England's highest fells outside the
Lake District this unspoilt landscape bears the scars of the heavy
mining industry that once dominated this area and has the best mine
exploration available in England.
Adjoining the eastern side of the Yorkshire Dales is Nidderdale, an
Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty which missed out on joining the
Dales when the National Park was expanded in 2016. At the heart of
Nidderdale is Pateley Bridge and nearby are Brimham Rocks and How Stean
Gorge. Nidderdale is also home to it's fair share of caves
and mines for the adventurous explorer as well as several reservoirs.
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