CONTACTS AND LOCATION
The postal address of Ecton Mine Educational Trust is:
GA Cox Study Centre
and there is a telephone: 01298 84522 (but please note, this is answered only when the Centre is in use)
For all other information relating to the use of the Ecton facilities please contact:
Anita Horton (email) or any of the enquiry contact emails
Location – how to find us
If driving from Hulme End (the Manifold Inn), take the road to the south. The first right is signposted to Ecton. Continue along this road until you reach a large layby on the left. Do NOT take the turning to “Back of Ecton”. If using satnav, do NOT rely on the postcode because it will take you to the wrong place!
Parking is on a large layby 150 yards/metres south of the track that goes up to the study centre, grid reference SK 096582 (OS 1:50,000 Sheet 119).
The Centre is on the hillside, beside a private building with a prominent copper spire.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Under no circumstances should you attempt to drive up the private track from the Ecton crossroads. Not only is there no general right of vehicular access, but, more practically, you will be unable to turn around at the top. You cannot park there, and reversing down the steep track is definitely not recommended. There is usually plenty of parking space in the wide layby (marked as “EMET Parking” on the upper map) or in the narrow strip of land opposite the layby.
Downloadable Google map (Hulme End: The Manifold Inn at top right (NE corner), Ecton Mine at bottom left (SW corner)