The henge monument at Arbor Low
Northern England and adjoining areas, showing the general extent of the Pennines
Flooding in South Wingfield Derbyshire in 2012
Scenery in the Forest of Bowland
A cross-section of northern Derbyshire, from west to east, showing the approximate structure of an eroded dome, with younger Coal Measure rocks to the east, and older limestone exposed in the centre
Stanage Edge in the Peak District
Croasdale Fell, Forest of Bowland
The rugged moorland edge of the southern Pennines at Kinder Downfall
Kinder Downfall, a waterfall on Kinder Scout, Dark Peak
The ruins of the Magpie Mine near Sheldon
Limestone scenery: Thor's Cave, Staffordshire, from the Manifold Way. Limestone is common in the White Peak and Yorkshire Dales, making those areas distinct from other parts of the Pennines.
Derbyshire parliamentary constituencies 2019 election result
A prehistoric settlement on Harkerside Moor in Swaledale
County Hall, Matlock
The Pennines are traversed by several passes, mostly aligned with major rivers.
One of many Victorian village schools in Derbyshire
A train in British Rail blue about to enter the western portal of Woodhead 3, shortly before closure in 1981
County Cricket Ground, in Derby
The National Parks of England and Wales; two include areas of the Pennines, those marked as 7 and 1
The scenic Derbyshire that attracts tourists
England, Wales and Northern Ireland AONBs. The Pennines host three, with a large one protecting the North Pennines.
Flag of Derbyshire
Shooting of red grouse is an economically important activity in the Pennines.

It includes much of the Peak District National Park, the southern end of the Pennine range of hills and part of the National Forest.

- Derbyshire

In 2004, George Redmonds reassessed this, finding that numerous respected writers passed over the origin of the mountains' name in silence even in works dedicated to the topological etymology of Derbyshire and Lancashire.

- Pennines
The henge monument at Arbor Low

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A High Peak panorama between Hayfield and Chinley

Peak District

A High Peak panorama between Hayfield and Chinley
Towns around the Peak District
Rivers around the Peak District
The Bugsworth Basin on the Peak Forest Canal
Thor's Cave seen from the Manifold Way
A view of the Edale valley from Mam Tor
Tunsted Quarry
Buxton Crescent and St Ann's Well
A well dressing at Hayfield
Paragliding from Mam Tor
Looking southeast over the Roaches and Hen Cloud
Map showing tunnels beneath the Peak District
Totley Tunnel on the Manchester to Sheffield line
Walkers above the Derwent Reservoir
Chatsworth House, the setting for a 2005 adaptation of Pride and Prejudice
Ladybower Reservoir in the Upper Derwent Valley, set location for The Dam Busters

The Peak District is an upland area in England at the southern end of the Pennines.

Mostly in Derbyshire, it extends into Cheshire, Greater Manchester, Staffordshire, West Yorkshire and South Yorkshire.

Sheffield Manor ruins as they appeared c. 1819

Sheffield

City in South Yorkshire, England, serving as the administrative centre of the City of Sheffield.

City in South Yorkshire, England, serving as the administrative centre of the City of Sheffield.

Sheffield Manor ruins as they appeared c. 1819
Sheffield in the 19th century. The dominance of industry in the city is evident.
Sheffield was targeted heavily by the Luftwaffe during WW2, owing to the city's industrial importance. The bombing campaign became known as the Sheffield Blitz.
The Women of Steel statue commemorates the women of Sheffield who worked in the city's steel industry during the First and Second World Wars.
Park Hill flats, an example of 1950s and 1960s council housing estates in Sheffield
Peace Gardens
Sheffield Town Hall
The Council Chamber at Sheffield Town Hall
Rivelin Valley
Gleadless Valley, demonstrating the hilly terrain within the city
Population of Sheffield from 1700 to 2011. The exponential population growth during the 19th century and the subsequent plateauing during the 20th century are evident.
St Paul's Place, 2010. St Paul's Tower, the tallest building in Sheffield, is in the centre. The St Paul's Place development constitutes a major redevelopment of the area and has attracted numerous large companies to the complex, such as DLA Piper, PriceWaterHouseCoopers and Barclays. The Department for Education and the Department for Business, Innovation & Skills have also established a presence within St Paul's Place.
Monument to Harry Brearley and the birthplace of stainless steel at the former Brown Firth Research Laboratories
Forgemasters steel works in Sheffield. The site was formerly run by Vickers Limited which was founded in Sheffield in 1828 and became one of the most prominent engineering companies in the world.
The Diamond, at the University of Sheffield. The university is a major public sector employer in the city
A view of Sheffield City Centre. Some of the major shopping precincts can be seen in the left and centre of the image.
Fargate shopping precinct
The Sheffield Parkway at Park Square, the opposite end connects to the M1 motorway at Junction 33.
Sheffield Interchange, served by National Express Coaches
A First South Yorkshire service
Meadowhall Interchange
Sheffield station
A Sheffield Supertram
Doncaster Sheffield Airport
Firth Court, the administrative and ceremonial centre of the University of Sheffield
Sheffield Hallam University city campus seen from South Street Park
Bramall Lane, the home of Sheffield United, is close to the city centre.
Hillsborough, the home of Sheffield Wednesday, is the city's largest stadium with a capacity of just under 40,000.
Ice hockey match at Sheffield Arena between Sheffield Steelers and Nottingham Panthers
English Institute of Sport, Sheffield
Ponds Forge (bottom left) with Sheffield City Centre behind and Park Square in the bottom right
Bishops' House
Sheffield Arena
Sheffield City Hall, a Grade II* listed building
The Crucible Theatre (centre) and Lyceum Theatre (right)
Kelham Island Museum. The museum is home to The Bessemer Converter,the most important technique for making steel from the 1850s to the 1950s.
Sheffield Winter Gardens & St Paul's Tower
Sheffield Botanical Gardens
Meadowhall with the M1 Motorway visible at the top of the photo.
Millennium Square, Sheffield.
BBC Radio Sheffield
The Royal Hallamshire Hospital
Sheffield Central Library
New Era Square
Victoria Quays
South Yorkshire Fire & Rescue HQ

It is historically part of the West Riding of Yorkshire and some of its southern suburbs such as Mosborough were transferred from Derbyshire to the city council.

The city is in the eastern foothills of the Pennines, and the valleys of the River Don and its four tributaries, the Loxley, the Porter Brook, the Rivelin and the Sheaf.

Population density map

South Yorkshire

Ceremonial and metropolitan county governed as a combined authority in north-central England.

Ceremonial and metropolitan county governed as a combined authority in north-central England.

Population density map
The coat of arms of the former South Yorkshire County Council.

Lying on the east side of the Pennines, South Yorkshire is landlocked, and borders Derbyshire to the west and south-west, West Yorkshire to the north-west, North Yorkshire to the north, the East Riding of Yorkshire to the north-east, Lincolnshire to the east and Nottinghamshire to the south-east.

Leeds Town Hall

West Yorkshire

Metropolitan and ceremonial county in England.

Metropolitan and ceremonial county in England.

Leeds Town Hall
Geology of Yorkshire
Kirkstall Abbey, Kirkstall, Leeds
Population density in the 2011 census in West Yorkshire.
Bridgewater Place, a symbol of Leeds' growing financial importance.
Titus Salt's mill in Saltaire, Shipley is an UNESCO World Heritage Site
Leeds Bradford Airport
Elland Road, home to Leeds United
Harewood House
Sandal Castle
Royal Armouries Museum, Leeds: Looking up the main stairwell
Emley Moor Mast
Clarence Dock in Leeds

It is an inland and, in relative terms, upland county having eastward-draining valleys while taking in the moors of the Pennines.

West Yorkshire consists of five metropolitan boroughs (City of Bradford, Calderdale, Kirklees, City of Leeds and City of Wakefield) and is bordered by the counties of Derbyshire to the south, Greater Manchester to the south-west, Lancashire to the west and north-west, North Yorkshire to the north and east, and South Yorkshire to the south and south-east.

'The church in the 18th century as sketched by Samuel Hieronymus Grimm.'

Chesterfield, Derbyshire

'The church in the 18th century as sketched by Samuel Hieronymus Grimm.'
Part of Chesterfield's market
A street in Chesterfield
Vicar Lane after it was re-developed
Chesterfield coach station
The crooked spire today
The twist in the Spire
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Chesterfield is a market town and unparished area in the Borough of Chesterfield, Derbyshire, England, 24 mi north of Derby and 11 mi south of Sheffield at the confluence of the River Rother and River Hipper.

Chesterfield lies at the confluence of the River Rother and River Hipper at the Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire and Yorkshire Coalfield, in the eastern foothills of the Pennines.

Former weavers' cottages in Wardle. The development of Greater Manchester is attributed to a shared tradition of domestic cloth production, and textile manufacture during the Industrial Revolution.

Greater Manchester

Metropolitan county and combined authority area in North West England, with a population of 2.8 million; comprising ten metropolitan boroughs: Manchester, Salford, Bolton, Bury, Oldham, Rochdale, Stockport, Tameside, Trafford and Wigan.

Metropolitan county and combined authority area in North West England, with a population of 2.8 million; comprising ten metropolitan boroughs: Manchester, Salford, Bolton, Bury, Oldham, Rochdale, Stockport, Tameside, Trafford and Wigan.

Former weavers' cottages in Wardle. The development of Greater Manchester is attributed to a shared tradition of domestic cloth production, and textile manufacture during the Industrial Revolution.
Greater Manchester lies at the conjunction of the ancient county boundaries of Cheshire, Lancashire and the West Riding of Yorkshire.
The Greater Manchester Exhibition Centre (better known as the G-Mex centre and now rebranded as Manchester Central) was the converted former Manchester Central railway station in Manchester city centre used for hosting the county's cultural events.
Stockport Bus Station in 1988. Greater Manchester Transport (later GM Buses) operated bus services throughout the county, from 1974 to 1993.
GMC County Hall (now known as Westminster House) in Manchester housed the Greater Manchester County Council until its abolition in 1986.
An aerial photograph of Greater Manchester, looking west
The Greater Manchester Urban Area, as defined in 2001, highlighted in red against the boundaries of the Metropolitan County
A view over the borough of Tameside, towards Manchester city centre circa 2008.
Common cottongrass (Eriophorum angustifolium), seen here at Light Hazzles Reservoir near Littleborough, was voted the county flower of Greater Manchester in 2002
Andy Burnham has served as the inaugural Mayor of Greater Manchester since May 2017.
A bus stop in Denton bearing the logo of Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM). TfGM is a functional executive body of the Greater Manchester Combined Authority and has responsibilities for public transport in Greater Manchester.
The population of Greater Manchester increased from around 328 thousand in 1801, to 2.68M in 2011, peaking in 1971 at 2.7M.
Much of Greater Manchester's housing stock consists of terraced houses constructed as low-cost dwellings for the populations of local factory towns.
Population density map
Oldham, painted during the Industrial Revolution by J. H. Carse. Many towns in Greater Manchester were built around the mills.
The Trafford Centre in Trafford is one of the largest shopping centres in the United Kingdom.
The M60 motorway, seen here at Failsworth, is an orbital motorway in Greater Manchester.
A Metrolink tram in Radcliffe, part of Greater Manchester's light rail network.
First Greater Manchester operate bus services in northern-Greater Manchester.
Old Trafford, home to Manchester United F.C.
Bolton Wanderers F.C. are based at the University of Bolton Stadium, in Horwich
The main entrance of Old Trafford Cricket Ground
The City of Manchester Stadium, the main venue of the 2002 Commonwealth Games and home to Manchester City F.C.
Eccles cake is a small round flaky pastry cake filled with currants, sugar and spice. It is native to Eccles.
The Imperial War Museum North in Trafford Park was designed by Daniel Libeskind, and is one of the Imperial War Museum's five branches.
The Lowry is a combined theatre and exhibition centre at Salford Quays, and is Greater Manchester's most visited tourist attraction.

Greater Manchester borders the ceremonial counties of Cheshire (to the south-west and south), Derbyshire (to the south-east), West Yorkshire (to the north-east), Lancashire (to the north) and Merseyside (to the west).

Residents in Saddleworth in the Borough of Oldham have called for independence from Greater Manchester and Oldham Council and a new authority covering the Pennines around Greater Manchester and West Yorkshire, and the Saddleworth White Rose Society erected signs with the wording "The Historic West Riding of Yorkshire".

Derby

The tower of Derby Cathedral.
View of Derby Cathedral's facing clock tower
Statue of Bonnie Prince Charlie on Cathedral Green
Derby Silk Mill is part of the Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site
Derby Council House
Representation of The Derby Ram in East Street
Derby built-up area, also showing Quarndon
Old steam crane, manufactured by "Henry J. Coles", in Derby. Villalba station, Spain.
Annual dinner of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers held in the carriage works of the Midland Railway at Derby in 1898. Samuel Johnson, the railway's Chief Mechanical Engineer was the institution president.
Pickford's House Museum
Derby Guildhall, the former seat of local government, today serves primarily as a 240-seat theatre. It was rebuilt after the previous hall was destroyed by fire in 1841.
Mercian Way, looking across Abbey Street towards Uttoxeter New Road
Derby railway station
Pride Park Stadium
Derby-born Melissa Reid
The restored Grove Street Lodge and "Grand Entrance" at the northern end of the Arboretum
Ye Olde Dolphin Inne

Derby is a city and unitary authority area in Derbyshire, England.

Derby is in a relatively low-lying area along the lower valley of the River Derwent, where the south-east foothills of the Pennines adjoin the lowlands and valley of the River Trent to the south.

The view westward down Longdendale from above the Woodhead Tunnel, showing the Longdendale Trail (left) and A628 Woodhead Pass road

Longdendale

Valley in the Peak District of England, north of Glossop and southwest of Holmfirth.

Valley in the Peak District of England, north of Glossop and southwest of Holmfirth.

The view westward down Longdendale from above the Woodhead Tunnel, showing the Longdendale Trail (left) and A628 Woodhead Pass road
The view eastward up Longdendale from Padfield
Lady Shaw Bridge
Walking and riding on the Longdendale Trail, March 2008
Bottoms
Valehouse
Rhodeswood
Woodhead

The name means "long wooded valley" and the valley is mostly in the counties of Derbyshire and Greater Manchester.

A packhorse route called a saltway was maintained from the Middle Ages onwards for the purpose of allowing the export of salt from the Cheshire wiches of Nantwich, Northwich and Middlewich across the Pennines.