There are 26 active long-term experiments at 19 sites in the UK, please see the map above for experiment locations.

There are 38 post treatment recovery experiments, where treatments have ceased and the site is accessible for research. The majority of these are not being actively studied.

Active experiments

Post treatment recovery experiments

Lena Ward Plots

Bamford Edge

Hordron Edge




All site information download

Please download a list of all sites on the ECT register here.



Conducting research at LTEs


As the management and treatment history for long-term experiments are maintained and well documented, they provide excellent opportunities for research. This could build  on research previously undertaken at the site, or could investigate an entirely new hypotheses.  

If you are also interested in conducting research at any of these  sites, use the contact details listed on each site page, or contact us directly and we can put you in touch with  the relevant principal investigator. 

Find out how we can help finance your research through our grants scheme.



Does your experiment belong up here?

Please read on if you would like to know more about adding your long-term experiment to the ECT register.