Recreation Metal Detecting in the Best of the Web UK Directory

Recreation Metal Detecting

Colchester Treasure Hunting and Metal Detecting

Details of metal detecting tours with information about historical finds, holidays and detecting tips.


Provides a forum, background, the law, famous treasures, and advice on equipment.

Detecting Scotland

An online community for Scottish metal detecting enthusiasts.


Active forum and community for keen metal detectors.

England Metal Detecting Tours

British company provides details of treasure hunting trips including an application form, costs, schedules, conditions, guide profile, and contact options.

Federation of Independent Detectorists

Metal detecting organisation presents a variety of resources including links to local clubs and dealers, plus advice, finds ID pages and news.

Gary's UK Detecting

Enthusiast's site offers news, metal detecting equipment reviews and beginners' guides, as well as personal stories and photographs of finds.

The National Council for Metal Detecting

Representative body of elected volunteers formed to give responsible metal detector users a voice. Includes insurance, regional clubs, and legislation advice.

Ploughed and Rolled Metal Detecting Rallies

Organises a programme of metal detecting rallies in the North of England; includes contacts, news of past events, and useful links.

The Scottish Detecting Site

A national network promoting responsible metal detecting; includes a library of resources and advice, a forum, background on legislation, and news.

The Searcher

A monthly magazine for the UK metal detecting community, with subscription details, and a guide to getting started in the hobby.

Treasure Hunting

Magazine for enthusiasts. With pdfs of articles and field tests, subscription information, and links.

UK and European Metal Detecting Forum

Provides a place for enthusiasts to exchange tips, share or ID finds, and find events. Includes photos and resource links.

UK Detector Finds Database (UKDFD)

An initiative by the metal-detecting community to promote good practice; offers an online facility to record finds and ensure that the information is preserved for future generations.

UK Detector Net

Providing details of metal detecting rallies and events with stories and beginners tips, list of UK clubs and a discussion forum.

Yorkie Bill

Highlights the life of a keen metal detectorist with details of his finds, advice sections and detecting stories.

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