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The Ecton Hill partnership brings together many of the stakeholder organisations with a direct interest in Ecton Hill and the historic mines beneath it. Representatives meet twice yearly to monitor activities and to coordinate collaboration among them.

These organisations include

Ecton Mine Educational Trust – owns some of the land, and the mineral rights across much of the hill, and is responsible for maintenance and safety of the mineral workings as well as the Geoff Cox training centre. The Trust coordinates education and research activities in and around the mines.

Ecton Hill Field Studies Association – provides education, through a range of structured courses, for schools and other organisations at all levels.

Peak District National Park Authority – has an overall responsibility for ensuring safe and sustainable management of the environment within the National Park

Historic England – Historic England are the public body that helps people care for, enjoy and celebrate England’s spectacular historic environment. We are the government’s advisor on the historic environment and seek to protect, champion and save the places that define who we are and where we’ve come from as a nation. The Copper Mines at Ecton Hill are a nationally important archaeological site, legally protected as scheduled monument. Our role with scheduled monuments is to monitor condition, advise on change and the management of these sites, and administer the Scheduled Monument Consent system on behalf the Department of Culture, Media and Sport. 

Natural England – is responsible for ensuring that management and activities are consistent with the status of most of Ecton Hill within Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI)

The National Trust – as owner of the historic Boulton and Watt winding-engine house has a direct interest in both conservation and archaeological research on, in, and around the hill.

The team of volunteers involved in archaeological study and restoration of the dressing-floor wall funded by Historic England
Archaeologist Francis Pryor and National Trust expert Paul Mortimer inspecting the archaeological dig at the historic engine house