Welcome to Discover Metal Detecting

Metal detecting can be one of the most rewarding outdoor hobbies you can find. There are many benefits to be had like exercise, excitement, constant learning, contributing to our knowledge of history, potential financial rewards and good mental health. Discover Metal Detecting has been created to promote responsible metal detecting and to be a knowledgable resource for anyone thinking about taking up the hobby.

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Metal detecting for beginners UK – Where to start

In this article I cover all of the aspects that need to be considered when starting out metal detecting in UK from equipment, the law and accessories to getting into a mindset!

Best metal detectors for beginners UK (2024)

Buying your first detector can be daunting. With so many to choose from, what do you go for? We discuss what to avoid and what to go for so you avoid disappointment.

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Family metal detecting

Metal detecting with kids – The perfect family activity

Metal detecting can be a fantastic and rewarding hobby for the whole family. It can form bonds, spark interest in learning and provide excitement for youngsters. We look into detecting as a family a bit deeper.

Roman Hoard

Unearthing the debate: Metal detecting’s impact on archaeology, the benefits and controversies

The relationship between the metal detecting community and archaeologists can often be strained be our contribution cannot be denied. We look into this further.

Unearthing dangerous items whilst metal detecting

Unearthing danger – What to do if you find a dangerous object metal detecting?

With a wealth of history under our feet, there can be a good chance finding something that could be dangerous. We look into the do’s and don’ts on discovering these items!

Quest V80

The Quest V80 – The new multi frequency contender!

The V80 and V60 are the latest multi frequency flagship metal detectors from Quest. With several features not found on other machines, this machine packs a massive punch. We take a deeper dive.

Dr Otek MT6 Pro pinpointer

Dr Otek MT6 Pro Pinpointer

The MT6 Pro pinpointer from Dr Otek has definately raised the bar in relation to its pricepoint. I test the MT6 Pro against my old Garrett Pro with unbelievable results!

Kaiweets KGM01 Review

The Kaiweets KGM01 breaks the rules for an entry level budget metal detector. With exceptional build quality, large search coil and a control box packed with features, this £120 machine is a cracker!