A list of UK Metal Detecting Clubs By Area

On this page, you will find in alphabetical order a list of areas with known UK metal detecting clubs near you in that area.

If you know of any more metal detecting clubs, or even run one and want it to be featured on this page then please send me a message through the Contact page and I will add your club listing for FREE.

So if you are looking to join a metal detecting club then hopefully you will find all of the information you need right here.

Another good way of finding local clubs is by joining groups on Facebook or by doing a simple Facebook search for – [AREA] Metal detecting Club

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  1. Metal Detecting Clubs in Bedfordshire
  2. Metal Detecting Clubs in Berkshire
  3. Metal Detecting Clubs in Buckinghamshire
  4. Metal Detecting Clubs in Cambridgeshire
  5. Metal Detecting Clubs in Cheshire
  6. Metal Detecting Clubs in Cornwall
  7. Metal Detecting Clubs in County Durham
  8. Metal Detecting Clubs in Cumbria
  9. Metal Detecting Clubs in Derbyshire
  10. Metal Detecting Clubs in Devon
  11. Metal Detecting Clubs in Dorset
  12. Metal Detecting Clubs in Essex
  13. Metal Detecting Clubs in Gloucestershire
  14. Metal Detecting Clubs in Hampshire
  15. Metal Detecting Clubs in Hertfordshire
  16. Metal Detecting Clubs in Isle of Wight
  17. Metal Detecting Clubs in Kent
  18. Metal Detecting Clubs in Lancashire
  19. Metal Detecting Clubs in Leicestershire
  20. Metal Detecting Clubs in Lincolnshire
  21. Metal Detecting Clubs in Nottinghamshire
  22. Metal Detecting Clubs in Norfolk
  23. Metal Detecting Clubs in Somerset
  24. Metal Detecting Clubs in Staffordshire
  25. Metal Detecting Clubs in Suffolk
  26. Metal Detecting Clubs in Surrey
  27. Metal Detecting Clubs in Warwickshire
  28. Metal Detecting Clubs in Wiltshire
  29. Metal Detecting Clubs in Yorkshire
  30. Metal Detecting Clubs in Scotland
  31. Metal Detecting Clubs in Wales
  32. Various Metal Detecting Clubs Nationwide

Metal Detecting Clubs in Bedfordshire

The Detectorists

The Detectorists metal detecting club is run in partnership with Mark Coles and Don Malkin, who have 50 years of detecting experience between them. They have permissions on lots of new undetected land plus some old favourites from Marks most productive sites. They hold digs in Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Norfolk, Lincolnshire, and surrounding areas.

Digs are held on Sundays and Thursdays and they also host at least one weekend event each year. New members are always welcome, with memberships running from Jan 1st to 31st Dec. Membership is £20 Plus £1.50 postage and admin fee.

Email: thedetectoristsclub@gmail.com
Telephone: Mark: 07412057863 Don: 07828603919
Website: The Detectorists – Metal Detecting Club

Metal Detecting Clubs in Berkshire

Wessex Metal Detecting Club

The Wessex Metal Detecting Association are primarily a social club that goes metal detecting. Membership is currently limited to sixty people and they give priority to applications from new detectorists and those living in the Newbury area. Although based in Newbury, they regularly detect in Berkshire, Hampshire, Oxfordshire and Wiltshire. 

Meetings are held at 8.00pm on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday in every month at the Conservative Club, Newbury. Visitors are always welcomed, so just go along to (almost) any meeting.

Email: wessex.club@gmail.com
Website: Wessex Metal Detecting Club

The Berkshire Detectorists

Join and contact the Berkshire detectorists club via their website.

Contact: Ray Laidlaw
Website: The Berkshire Detectorists

Metal Detecting Clubs in Buckinghamshire

“Magiovinivm” Milton Keynes Metal Detecting Club

Monthly meetings are held on the second Sunday of every month at the Roman Centre, 1 Constantine Way, Bancroft Park, Milton Keynes. at 7-30 pm.

Email: detectorist2000@yahoo.co.uk
Telephone: Graham 01908 503288 Website: MAGIOVINIVM website

Central Searchers Metal Detecting Club

You can join the Central Searchers MD club by visiting either their website or their Facebook group. They are an internet-based group but hold digs in Buckinghamshire often.

Email: centralsearchers@ntlworld.com
Website: Central Searchers Website
Facebook: Central Searchers Facebook Page

Phoenix MDC

Meetings for the Phoenix metal detecting club are held on the last Thursday of every month from 7.30 pm to 8 pm at Peterborough Sports and Social Club Lincoln Road.

Telephone: 01733 267162

Metal Detecting Clubs in Cambridgeshire

Ramsey Metal Detecting Club

You can contact Ramsey Metal Detecting club via their Facebook group page. As far as I am aware there may be a waiting list.

Facebook: Ramsey MDC Facebook Group

St Neots & District Artefacts Club

Meetings for SNADAC are held every other Tuesday at the Hyde Park Public house, New Street, St Neots. You can contact the club via their website.

Email: ahinds@sky.com
Website: St Neots & District Artefacts Club Website

Metal Detecting Clubs in Cheshire

SLC Metal Detecting Club

South Lancashire & Cheshire Metal detecting club holds a Club Members meeting first Wednesday of each month at St Michael’s Parish Centre, St.Michael’s Road, Ditton, Widnes, WA8 8TF at 8 pm and run until approximately 10 – 11 pm. Founded in 1978 by Brian Cross, they are a large and successful metal detecting club. You can contact them via email.

Email:cliff.j.passey@blueyonder.co.uk
Website:South Lancs and Cheshire Club Website

West Kirby Metal Detecting Club

The West Kirby Metal Detecting club meets at 7:30 pm on the first Thursday of the Month at the Royal British Legion Club, Withens Lane, Wallasey, Wirral, CH44 1BB. You can contact them via email or their website.

Email: wkmdc@hotmail.co.uk
Website: West Kirby Metal Detecting Club Website

Crewe & Nantwich Metal Detecting Society

The Crewe & Nantwich metal detecting Society meets on the fourth Tuesday of each month at the Crown Hotel, High Street, Nantwich CW5 5AS with meetings beginning at 7.30 pm and finishing at 9.30 pm. There is a waiting list at present, you can contact the club via their website or email.

Email: candnmetalds@gmail.com
Website: Crewe & Nantwich Metal Detecting Society Website

Metal Detecting Clubs in Cornwall

Mid Cornwall History Hunters

The Mid Cornwall History Hunters hold a meeting every third Monday of the month at 7.30 pm and usually held at the Victoria Inn, Roche, Saint Austell PL26 8LQ. You can make contact with them via their website, telephone or Facebook.

Contact: Vic Chapman
Telephone: (07542) 993909
Website: Mid Cornwall History Hunters Website
FacebookMid Cornwall History Hunters Facebook Page

Kernow Search & Recovery Club Cornwall

Unfortunately, the club is currently full, if you would like to be placed on their reserve list please contact the Club Secretary, Kerrie Love via their Contact Us page on their website.

Email: KernowSearch&Recovery;@aol.co.uk
Website: Kernow Search & Recovery Website

Metal Detecting Clubs in County Durham

Dunelme Metal Detecting Club

The Dunelme metal detecting club meets every other Wednesday at the Eldon Arms Hotel, Ferryhill Station, County Durham DL17 0AW. For membership enquiries, you can contact them via email.

Email: tommyallinson@hotmail.com
Website: Dunelme Metal Detecting Club Website

Metal Detecting Clubs in Cumbria

Kendal & District Metal Detecting Club

Meetings for the K&DMDC; are held at The Cross Keys, 1 Park Rd, Milnthorpe LA7 7AB, on the last Thursday of the month at 7.30 pm and the meetings start at 8 pm. You can contact them via the contact form on their website.

Contact – Website: K&DMDC; Website

Metal Detecting Clubs in Derbyshire

Derby Artefacts Recovery Metal Detecting Club (DARC)

DARC are one of the longest running metal detecting clubs in the country, having been in existence since 1977. They are based in Derby and offer a free recovery service for lost items.

Meetings of the club are on the first Thursday of each month (excluding January) and are held in the evenings. Digs are usually on a Sunday, again each month. Membership is limited to 80 members and members are expected to be members of NCMD or equivalent for insurance purposes.

Contact: Karl Swain
Email: darcmetaldetecting@gmail.com
Website: https://www.derbyarc.org/

Metal Detecting Clubs in Devon

Torbay Metal Detectors Club

Torbay Metal Detectors club covers the three times of Torquay, Paignton and Brixham in the southwest of England, they also visit sites all over Devon.

Contact: Pete Nicholson
Email: secretary@torbaymdc.co.uk
Website: Torbay Metal Detecting Club

Metal Detecting Clubs in Dorset

Weymouth & Portland Metal Detecting Club

No meeting information is available for the Weymouth & Portland Metal Detecting Club, however, you can contact them via email or the contact form on their website.

Email: weyport.mdc@gmail.com
Website: Weymouth & Portland Metal Detecting Club

Metal Detecting Clubs in Essex

The Dedham Vale Detectorists

​The Dedham Vale detectorists (DVD) Formed in 2015, this group hold their meeting on the third Thursday of the month at the Royal British Legion Club, Straight Road, Boxted, Colchester, CO4 5QT.

Contact: Wendy Howard
Email: wendy.howard@mail.com
Website: Dedham Vale Detectorists

Essex Detector Society

They hold waiting lists for anyone looking to join. They meet in Hockley every third Monday of the month.

Email: essexdetectorsociety@gmail.com

Metal Detecting Clubs in Gloucestershire

Taynton Metal Detecting Club

Club meetings are held every two months at the Taynton Parish Room, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, GL19 3AN. The Taynton Metal Detecting club have at least one organised dig a month, a minimum of 20 per year, usually approximately 35.

The club also has extensive open sites which are available to all full members throughout the year. Memberships are limited to 25 and turnover is low.

You can contact them regarding new memberships via email.

Email: zoommoos3@gmail.com
Website: Taynton Metal Detecting Club Website

Hucclecote Metal Detecting Club

Formed way back in 1974 by several like minded people with a passion for metal detecting. 

You can contact them regarding new memberships via email. Limited to 25 people at any time, subscription is on an annual basis and a small is applicable each time you attend a dig.

The club meets every second Thursday of each month and you will have to attend at least 2 monthly meetings before being allowed to attend digs, so the members can get to know you.

Email: bobgpoole60@gmail.com
Website: Hucclecote Metal Detecting Club

Metal Detecting Clubs in Hampshire

Weekend Wanderers

Yearly annual membership fee applies for the Weekend Wanderers you can contact them by email or by telephone for more information.

Email: weekend.wanderer@btinternet.com
Telephone: 01256 702255

Metal Detecting Clubs in Hertfordshire

Herts & District Metal Detecting Society

The Herts & District Metal Detecting Club is at maximum capacity and is not taking on new members at present, you can, however, be put on a waiting list. They also offer a free recovery service in Hertfordshire for lost items. Contact can be made with the Herts & District metal detecting society via their website.

Website: Herts & District Metal Detecting Society Website

Metal Detecting Clubs in Isle of Wight

Isle of Wight Metal Detecting Club

The club is at maximum capacity at the moment, however, you can still contact them at their website and ask to be added to the waiting list.

Website: Isle of Wight Metal Detecting Club Website

Metal Detecting Clubs in Kent

West Kent Detector Club

There is no information on how to join the West Kent Detector club, they do have a website and Facebook. You could contact them via the contact form on there or message them on Facebook.

Website: West Kent Detector Club Website
Facebook: West Kent Detector Club Facebook Group

Invicta Seekers Metal detecting Club

The Invicta Seekers meet monthly, at 7.30 pm on the second Tuesday of each month at the Ashford International Sports and Social Club. 181 Beaver Rd Ashford TN23 7SG. Applications to join the club should be done in person at the meetings. You can contact them via their Facebook group.

Website: Invicta Seekers Website
Facebook: Invicta Seekers Facebook Group

Metal Detecting Clubs in Lancashire

SLC Metal Detecting Club

South Lancashire & Cheshire Metal detecting club holds a Club Members meeting first Wednesday of each month at St Michael’s Parish Centre, St.Michael’s Road, Ditton, Widnes, WA8 8TF at 8 pm and run until approximately 10 – 11 pm. Founded in 1978 by Brian Cross, they are a large and successful metal detecting club. You can contact them via email.

Email: cliff.j.passey@blueyonder.co.uk
Website: South Lancs and Cheshire Club Website

Metal Detecting Clubs in Leicestershire

Loughborough Coin & Search Society

The Loughborough Coin & Search Society hold a meeting on the first Thursday of every month at the Rosebery Medical Centre, Rosebery Street, Loughborough, Leicestershire, LE11 5DX. The club currently has a waiting and list and to be added you will need to contact them via the contact form on their website or on their Facebook page.

Website: Loughborough Coin and Search Society Website
Facebook: Loughborough Coin & Search Society Facebook page

Metal Detecting Clubs in Lincolnshire

Lincoln Historical Search Society

Based in Cherry Willingham just outside Lincoln, you can contact the Lincoln Historical Search Society via email or their Facebook page. They are always looking for new members

Email: lincolnhistoricalsearchsociety@gmail.com
Facebook: Lincoln Historical Search Society Facebook Page

Scunthorpe Metal Detecting Society

The Scunthorpe Metal detecting club holds their meetings on the second Monday of every month 7.30 pm at the Foxhills Club, DN15 8LQ.

Telephone: (07542) 564631
Website: Scunthorpe Metal Detecting Society

Metal Detecting Clubs in Nottinghamshire

Ashfield Metal Detecting Club

Meetings are held on the first Monday of every month at 7.30 pm at the Staff Of Life, West End, Sutton In Ashfield, Nottinghamshire, you can also contact the Ashfield Metal Detecting club via email or their website.

Email: webmaster@ashfield-mdclub.co.uk
Website: Ashfield Metal Detecting Club

Warsop Metal Detecting Club

Not much information can be found on the Warsop Metal Detecting club other than an address and telephone number.

Address: Mr Brian Booth, 24 Fitzherbert Street, Warsop, Mansfield, Notts, NG20 0PX
Telephone: 01623 842882

Find A Field MDG UK Ltd

Based in Nottinghamshire, but with 1000s of acres of permissions across 6 counties: Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Staffordshire and Yorkshire.

We have our own public liability/business insurance. No membership fees. 10 per detectorist per day dig. Under 16s and spectators/ non detectorists attend for free. We are a family-friendly group and have members ranging from 4 to 88!

Facebook: FIND A FIELD MDG UK LTD
Phone: 07787 983551 or 07825 414849

Metal Detecting Clubs in Norfolk

Kings Lynn Metal Detecting Club

The Kings Lynn Metal Detecting Club holds meetings on the second Monday of the month in the Workers Club, Church Street, Kings Lynn, PE30 5EB usually starting at 7 pm. You can contact them about memberships by either telephone or email.

Contact: Kevin Elfleet Telephone: (07737) 048362
Email: kevin.elfleet@virgin.net
Website: Kings Lynn Metal Detecting Club Website

Metal Detecting Clubs in Somerset

The Somerset Artefact Seekers

There is no information on club meetings or how the membership process works. You can, however, contact them via a contact form on their website.

Website:Somerset Artefact Seekers Website

Metal Detecting Clubs in Staffordshire

Three Spires Search Society

The Three Spires Search Society holds meetings on the first Tuesday of every month at 7.30 pm. There is no information as to where they hold their meetings. You can contact them by joining the forum on their website.

Website: The Three Spires Search Society Website

Metal Detecting Clubs in Suffolk

Ipswich & District Detector Club

The Ipswich & District Detector Club hold club meetings on the last Tuesday of every month at 7.30 pm at the Rosary Conservative Club, 172 Bramford Road, Ipswich, IP1 4AB. To find out more you can visit their website or call the club chairman David Cummings.

Contact: David Cummings
Telephone: (01473) 624069
WebsiteIpswich & District Detector Club Website

Metal Detecting Clubs in Surrey

Surrey Searchers Metal Detecting Club

The Surrey Searchers Metal Detecting Club holds meetings twice every month, and hold as many as 3 digs a week. To contact them regarding memberships you should email the club secretary.

Email: membershipsecretary@surreysearchersmdc.co.uk
WebsiteSurrey Searchers Website

Metal Detecting Clubs in Warwickshire

Toads Metal Detecting Treasure Hunts

An excellent Facebook group with over a thousand members and regular metal detecting digs around Warwickshire, organised by Nathan Smith (Mr Toad). The group has tons of permissions. Too many for one man to detect on his own & new permissions. Public Group, open to all who wish to join. Good participation in the group with finds pictures and IDs and generally looks great fun.

Membership is free. Dig price per person- £15. Under 16s free. Charity dig price per person – £25 (At least 75% of these days goes direct to charity, not the whole amount)

Dig days are every Sunday. Other than that, keep an eye on the ‘Events’ tab for other dig days. Just click “Going” if you want to attend. A group chat within messenger is created a few days before the dig, including only those attending the dig. The exact location of the dig is shared in the group chat the evening before any dig. Free cold drinks are available on all digs, with hot food & packed lunches available occasionally.

Take a look on Facebook and join up easily.

Contact: Nathan Smith
Telephone: (07958) 316 056
Email: travellingtrinkets@icloud.com
Website: Toads Metal Detecting Treasure Hunts

Metal Detecting Clubs in Wiltshire

Trowbridge & District Metal Detecting Club

The Trowbridge & District metal detecting club holds a meeting every month, the date, time and location is announced on their website. You can make contact with them via their website, or telephone or email Sue for new memberships.

Contact: Sue Whyborn
Telephone: (07791) 201081
Email: secretary@Trowbridgemdc.co.uk
Website: Trowbridge & District MDC Website

Metal Detecting Clubs in Yorkshire

Doncaster Detector & Collectors Club

To make contact with the Doncaster Metal detecting club you can contact them via email.

Contact: Vanessa
Email: askiee@hotmail.com
Website: Doncaster Detector & Collectors Club Website

Metal Detecting Clubs in Scotland

Scottish Detector Club

Founded in 1977 the Scottish Detector Club is Scotlands oldest club. The club meets on the first Monday of every month at 7.30 pm at the Wester Hailes Education Centre (High School), 5 Murrayburn Drive, EDINBURGH, EH14 2SU. You can get in contact with the club by emailing the club secretary

Email: scottishdetectclub@gmail.com
Website: Scottish Detector Club Website

Metal Detecting Clubs in Wales

Gwent Metal Detecting Club

Gwent Metal Detecting Club holds their monthly meeting on the 1st Tuesday of every month at the RAFA Club, Greenhill Road, Cwmbran, Gwent, NP44 3DQ at 7 pm. They were founded in 1977 and has grown to approximately 150 members. You can contact them via their website.

Website: Gwent Metal Detecting Club Website

Cardiff Scan Club

Cardiff Scan Club meets at 7.30 pm on every second Wednesday of the month at the Victoria Park, 422, Cowbridge Road East, Canton, Cardiff new members are always welcome. You can contact them via their website contact form.

Email: cardiffscanclub@gmail.com
WebCardiff Scan Club

Swansea Metal Detecting Club

The Swansea Metal Detecting club meet every other Wednesday at the Coopers Arms, Neath Road, Plasmarl, Swansea, SA6 8JU. Contact them via their website contact form.

Website: Swansea Metal Detecting Club Website

Various Metal Detecting Clubs Nationwide

Let’s go digging

Paul Howard was the founder of the nationwide Metal Detecting society “Let’s go digging” they organise rally events nationwide. To join you can contact them via Facebook or their website. A largely popular metal detecting event organiser with over 7000 members on their Facebook group.

Facebook: Let’s Go Digging Facebook
Website: Let’s go digging Website

Detecting for Veterans

Jason Massey is the main point of contact for this wonderful metal detecting club. The metal detecting club is for armed forces veterans and was created initially as a form of therapy for PTSD. A very friendly group with nationwide events and rallies.

Facebook: Detecting for Veterans Facebook

Metal Detectives

The Metal Detectives organise various metal detecting digs around the South of England.

If you would like to become a member of the Metal Detectives group then you should visit their website. They run regular digs on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays.

They also hold 4 – 6 weekend events lasting 2 to 3 days long.

A very well organised and helpful metal detecting club.

Website: Metal Detectives Website