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The South Pennines area is a dramatic and distinctive landscape of high moorland and deep cut valleys, straddling the Yorkshire - Lancashire border and sitting between the major city regions of Leeds, Bradford and
With its millstone grit rock, heather moorlands, wooded valleys, traditional farmland and variety of birdlife, the South Pennines area is an important place for geology and wildlife. Because of its natural resources, the area played a crucial part in the Industrial Revolution. Today the landscape still illustrates the enormous physical impact of textile and other industries, including quarrying, mining, water supply and transportation.
The beauty of the
With its distinctive landscape, rich in social and industrial heritage - and its peat bog and heather moorlands of international importance for wildlife such as the twite - the South Pennines Heritage Area is a special place. Yet the South Pennines is the only upland landscape in
Pennine Prospects is an organisation that acts as a champion for the
Pennine Prospects aims to build this site until it is a really comprehensive directory of walking, cycling and riding routes in the
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