Important note about land ownership, access and reporting finds

The Eston Hills (Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council) and Boosbeck (Cleveland Way footpath) project areas include both publicly-accessible and agricultural land, or are exclusively on privately-owned land (e.g. Morton Carrs). All areas do or may contain scheduled ancient monuments protected by law. Some are sub-surface and not visually identifiable but are susceptible to surface damage, such as by off-road vehicles. Access to privately-owned land must have authorisation. Metal detecting is not permitted on private land or around scheduled monuments and is discouraged if it does not have a strategy or means of submitting finds for professional recording – for all of our benefit – e.g. by a regional Finds Liaison Officer (FLO) at the Portable Antiquities Scheme (PAS). The legal ownership of any finds sits with the land owner by default.