Across the Pennines

We are heading now to the north of England, where it was distinctly colder than the south! After visiting some relatives in Lancashire, we took the train across the Pennines, the ridge of hills and mountains between the counties of Lancashire and Yorkshire.

Train ride across the Pennines

The ride took us from the old Lancashire town of Accrington, to the Yorkshire city of Leeds. Along the way, we passed through many villages.

Train ride across the Pennines

Many were built from local stone and dated back to the Industrial Revolution of the 19th Century, when many were mill towns.

Train ride across the Pennines

And we passed many pastures, moors, and snow-covered hill-tops. Spring-time snow, that’s a novelty for a Sydney-sider!

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