Behind-the-scenes work carried out by the Trust, much of it in partnership with other organisations, in particular The National Trust, Historic England, and Peak Park Authority, includes essential maintenance to improve the safety of the mine and the hill, as well as restoration of the important historical and environmental features of Ecton.

The mine infrastructure needs constant maintenance - of shafts, fences, and ladderways. The Trust is also actively improving the facilities and the fabric of the G A Cox Study Centre.

As a mine, even though disused, Ecton must meet or exceed the strict standards imposed by legislation. This can be expensive and it is only with the continuing support of our corporate and institutional members that Ecton can maintain the required high levels of safety for those attending courses, for those visiting Ecton for scientific research, and for the general public. The physical implementation of safety measures - erecting and maintaining fences, capping shafts, ensuring safe access to the mine and the study centre - is all done by a small number of enthusiastic, experienced, and qualified volunteers.

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