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The Pennines /ˈpɛnaɪnz/ are a range of hills, separating Lancashire and the North West of England from Yorkshire and the North East. Often described as the “backbone of England”, they form a more or less continuous range stretching from the Peak District in Derbyshire, around the northern and eastern edges of Lancashire which includes the administrative district of Greater Manchester, through the Yorkshire Dales past the Cumbrian Fells to the Cheviot Hills on the Anglo-Scottish border.