Country Walk Summary

Broad Ecton Farm near Ashbourne

Broad Ecton farm is a traditional hil farm on the dar western side of the Peak District National Park. It has great diversity in the form of archaeology and the associated geology, wildlife and flora and spectacular views of the surrounding landscape. The farm sits wholly in the Ecton Copper Mines Site of Special Scientific Interest and consequently has features associated with its mining history still very evident and well protected. It also includes part of the Hams and manifold Site of Special Scientific Interest. Many of the features can be easily seen from the permissive access route and open access area which also adjoins the Countryside and rights of way (CRoW act) open access area of the SSSI. Ecton copper mines is also designated as a Scheduled monument.

County
STAFFORDSHIRE
Broad Ecton Farm  - Click to see the Site Map (PDF)

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Grid Reference
SK099578 (link to Interactive Map in a new window)
OS Landranger No.
119
CPH Reference Number
37/078/0049
Near To
Ashbourne
Length of route
0.6 km (0.4 miles)
Area of Walk
5.0 ha
Best time to visit
All year round
Access end date
30/06/2020

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Information Last Updated
28 January, 2011