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Cheviot Hills

Cheviot Hills, a range of mountains between England and Scotland, and in the counties of Northumberland and Roxburgh, run from S.W. to N.E. for a distance of 35 miles. Their principal summits are the Cheviot (2,676 ft.) and Carter Fell (2,020 ft.), and in them rise the rivers Liddel, Tyne, and Coquet. They are of trap formation, porphyry, and greenstone, and intersect the old red sandstone and mountain limestone strata. They yield excellent pasture, the Cheviot breed of sheep being celebrated. In former times they were the scene of many fierce struggles between the English and Scots, and are commemorated in the famous ballad of Chevy Chase.