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ECTON HILL PARTNERSHIP

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 – has a particular interest in conservation and management of those parts of Ecton which have been designated as monuments of national importance, in particular the underground workings of Ecton Mine itself.

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