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.

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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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Metal Detecting Clubs in Berkshire

Wessex Metal Detecting Club

Meetings for the Wessex Metal Detecting Club are held at the Conservative club, Newbury on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of every month.

The Berkshire Detectorists

Join and contact the Berkshire detectorists club via their website.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Metal Detecting Clubs in Derbyshire

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Metal Detecting Clubs in Chesterfield

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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.

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.

Metal Detecting Clubs in Essex

Essex Detector Society

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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!

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.

Metal Detecting Clubs in Shropshire

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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.

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.

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.

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.

Metal Detecting Clubs in Warwickshire

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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.

Metal Detecting Clubs in Yorkshire

South Yorkshire

Doncaster Detector & Collectors Club

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

Metal Detecting Clubs in Midlands

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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 Jewel Miners Welfare Club, Bowling Pavillion, 56 Duddinston Park South, Edinburgh, EH15 3LJ. You can get in contact with the club by emailing the club secretary.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

For all budding detectorists be sure to check out our Ultimate Beginners Guide to Metal Detecting

50 thoughts on “A list of UK Metal Detecting Clubs By Area”

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  2. Please Include the following Welsh Club on this web site
    ‘Heritage Metal Detecting Club. Swansea’
    Contact Info and Club details via Web Site Link.
    heritagemdc-swansea.co.uk

  3. Hi looking to join or information on my nearest club. I live near Forfar Angus.
    I would like recommendations on purchasing a metal detector.

  4. has I and my partner live in Birmingham we would love to join this club, we have been detectorist since 1980s in this time we have joined clubs weekend wanderers, central searchers, lets go digging, the metal detectives, digging up the past. but now getting to hard to travel such long distances

  5. Hi, I live in North London (NW3) and would like to go out metal detecting. However I do not have transport. I have a metal detector and trowel and have attended a course and done a small amount of detecting. Anyone a member nearby who can give me a lift when joining a dig. I will of course contribute to costs. Kind regards, BC

  6. Is there a Metal Detecting Club in EASTBOURNE, EAST SUSSEX area please. Would be grateful for any info. Thanks, From Ray

  7. There are Dudley Metal detecting club. Just google them and you get their website. Johno runs it. Decent bloke, nice group of members. Kings of Mercia are also about but The organisers are rude & corrupt. I wouldn?t bother with them. They will kick you out if you say the slightest thing they don?t like. They detect privately on the sites before letting club members on. Will delete negative comments off their site.

  8. I am a complete beginer,My grandson bought me a metal detector and I would love to take up this hobby,is there a club near CM6 3NE Felsted,Essex

  9. Hi there,i have just seen your post did you have any luck in getting to find details of the nearest club to forfar I live out by balgives and would be interested if there is a club handy in .. Many Thanks Michael Carroll

  10. I am really keen to join a group but I live in Salisbury so South Wiltshire ,Dorset or Hants may be possible. Can anyone give me any information on groups in these areas.

  11. Hi I live in Rushton Spencer between leek and Macclesfield. Are there any clubs near me post code sk11 ?

  12. Hi. I am in Greenwich, London and totally new to thIs hobby. Are there any local ish clubs or groups I could join ?. Thanks.
    Michael

  13. Hi l have just had metal detector as birthday gift
    I live locally in Solihull
    Could you contact me on 07903 088037 with information how
    To get involved with MDC
    It appears you are nearest club to me
    Snowy

  14. Hi, i’ve recently received a metal detector and accessories as a retirement present, woohoo lucky man, now does anyone know of any clubs in or around Cannock or Stafford area West Mids please, i’m getting fed up of digging up my back garden and wife is not best pleased too. i love history and i’ve done a bit of archaeology in my distant youth and now i want to get to grips with detecting history.
    cheers.

  15. Hi,I’m having trouble with the email address you have posted.
    Is this club still alive and kicking.
    If so I would love to know a bit more about it.
    Many thanks
    Andy

  16. Hi, the info for Essex detector society is old mate. The new email is: [email protected]
    We no longer have a website either now.
    We do now hold waiting lists for anyone looking to join. We meet in Hockley every third Monday of the month.

  17. Hi any clubs in essex that are accepting new memberships?
    As everyone I apply for say they are at maximum capacity.
    Thanks

  18. Did you find any metal Detecting Clubs near Solihull.
    I am in Solihull and have just purchased MD.
    Regards JC

  19. Hi, my name is Terry and I hope you don?t mind me getting in touch with you, I hope you are still in touch with this site as I noticed that you were interested in joining a metal detecting club in Manchester. I hope you have found one and if you have could you let me know and maybe I could enquire about joining it.

    However, if you still have not found one and are still interested in joining one would you be interested in forming one in the Manchester area, there are several people on this site who are looking for the same as you and myself and I am sending the same email to all of them and maybe we could make it happen, what do you think?

    This is just an idea from me, I have no idea on how to start or set up a club and was hoping that someone might have some idea/experience about how to go about it, it might be the case of we all muck in!

    Well, thanks for reading this, just thought it might help solve the lack of metal detecting clubs in (Gtr.) Manchester. (Or non that I can Find!)

    Best wishes
    Terry

  20. Hi, my name is Terry and I hope you don?t mind me getting in touch with you, I hope you are still in touch with this site as I noticed that you were interested in joining a metal detecting club in Manchester. I hope you have found one and if you have could you let me know and maybe I could enquire about joining it.

    However, if you still have not found one and are still interested in joining one would you be interested in forming one in the Manchester area, there are several people on this site who are looking for the same as you and myself and I am sending the same email to all of them and maybe we could make it happen, what do you think?

    This is just an idea from me, I have no idea on how to start or set up a club and was hoping that someone might have some idea/experiance about how to go about it, it might be the case of we all muck in!

    Well, thanks for reading this, just thought it might help solve the lack of metal detecting clubs in (Gtr.) Manchester. (Or non that I can Find!)

    Best wishes
    Terry

  21. Looking for a local club near to Solihull as have always fancied getting a detector since having one as a kid .

  22. Hello Jan,
    I would be interested in joining you for a Sunday Search,
    I am new to Detecting so I am not geared up as yet.
    If you would like to contact details attached.
    Best Regards
    Don Heard
    M.07821624876
    Email [email protected]

  23. Find A Field MDG UK Ltd est 2014, based in Nottinghamshire, but with 1000s of acres of permissions across 6 counties: Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Staffordshire and Yorkshire.
    ??Facebook Link: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1682044798712704/?ref=share
    ??Phone: 07787 983551 or
    07825 414849
    ?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!

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