In a former lead mining region of Derbyshire (Just North of Wirksworth) there's this bank of earth running across the side of a hill, with a small "valley" alongside it:
It's about 15-20m long and the "valley" is around 2-3m across and maybe 1m-2.5m deep depending whether you measure to the up-side or the down-side of the hill.
This is part of a former smallholding, and I know it was common for such smallholders to turn their hands to lead mining in Winter months or when there wasn't farming work to do. I think this bank and mini-valley are likely the remnants of such activity. Does anyone know if there is some activity which would commonly lead to this kind of feature, or what part of a mine they might be?