Here are 20 beautiful English hill ranges well worth a visit.
You can find different types of hilly terrain in England – mountain ranges, lower mountains, foothills, and sea cliffs.
Here, are some great examples of these beautiful upland areas.
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A range of rolling hills on the Anglo-Scottish border. Not as spectacular as the nearby Highlands perhaps, but still lovely.
North Pennines is the northernmost section of the Pennine Range. This is known as the ‘backbone of England’ – and separates arch rivals Yorkshire and Lancashire.
The Yorkshire Dales are a part of the Pennine hill range in Yorkshire. But they are their own National Park and home to some of the most lovely and rugged scenery in England.
South Pennines consist of extensive moorlands and hills in Northern England.
Most of the Peak District national park lies in Derbyshire, but it also includes parts of Greater Manchester, Cheshire, Staffordshire and Yorkshire.
For the literary fans amongst you it’s where Mr Darcy had his home in Pride and Prejudice.
Lake District 1:Eastern Fells
The first on a series, the Eastern Fells are a part of the Lake District in Cumbria.
(A Fell is the Cumbrian word for upland region, hills or moor).
Lake District 2: Far Eastern Fells
Far Eastern Fells are a part of the Lake District in Cumbria.
Lake District 3: Central Fells
Central Fells are a part of the Lake District in Cumbria.
Lake District 4:Southern Fells
Southern Fells are a part of the Lake District in Cumbria.
Lake District 5:Northern Fells
Northern Fells are a part of the Lake District in Cumbria.
Lake District 6: North Western Fells
North Western Fells are a part of the Lake District in Cumbria.
Lake District 7:Western Fells
Western Fells are a part of the Lake District in Cumbria.
Bowland Fells lie mostly in north-east Lancashire.
North York Moors
North York Moors is a National Park in North Yorkshire.
It was home to James Herriot the TV vet from All Creatures Great & Small.
Shropshire Hills is designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
It’s a little known area and so is relatively unspoilt and doesn’t get as crowded as, say, the Lake District in the summer.
The Cotswold Hills are range of rolling hills covering six counties.
One of the most popular areas of England – it often features heavily on tours of Britain and is reasonably close to London.
Chiltern Hills in South East England form a chalk escarpment.
Mendip Hills is a range of limestone hills in Somerset.
Exmoor is an open moorland in South West England.
Dartmoor is an area of moorland in southern Devon.