Metal detecting holidays in England

with the Worlds most successful metal detecting club

Twinned with Midwest Historical Research Society USA




Holiday Information - what you get for you money


We pride ourselves that we have always given the best value detecting holiday in the UK by a mile. With the pound around 1.50 to the dollar we are now 30% cheaper than previous years, $600 cheaper per week cheaper then the nearest other tour and a whopping 40% cheaper per detecting hour. We do NOT count the day traveling in or out as part of your tour so you get a full 70+ hours of detecting a week. Your trip here includes everything, there are no hidden add on's like buying your own lunch and evening meals. NO surcharges for single rooms as everyone gets their own room as standard. We are geared up totally for detecting, early starts, late finishes which are decided by the hunters. No traveling time to the sites, just maximum detecting time.

We are in a unique position where we have more land than we could possibly hunt in a life time. 24 sites - 300 + fields and some of them are so huge we could spend all year on just one and not cover it. We do NOT hunt stubble but cropped fields all year long so they are like pool tables to detect on.When you come here you pick the sites/fields you want to hunt each day and we drive you there or in self catering you drive yourselves. We do not pick the sites but tell you what has been found where and you make a guess as to the site you fancy hunting. You can try and cover all 300 or spend your trip on just one, you decide.We now have several different ways to stay here. Full board, self catering and hotels.

Barn Hse 1

Barn Hse II

Barn Hse III

Barn Hse IIII

Full board houses are for singles. There are also hotel options if you would prefer.

Check out the daily hunt format to see what happens when you get here.

All the types of accommodation have the same 100% support with ID facilities, export paperwork service and hunt the same 24 sites , 300 + fields.

To get the maximum value out of the self catering you need a team of 6 guys + the driver as you pay a set rate for the accommodation.

Contact me to book your slot after checking the availability of the accommodation you want.

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Standard terms and conditions apply see below



Terms and Conditions

All single items found are the finders, the exception is treasure/ hoard and gold coins which are split 50/50 finder and farmer. The finder has first refusal to own the item in both disclaimed treasure/hoard or gold coins. All upheld treasure/hoard are split 50/50 with farmer and finder by law.

Colchestertreasurehunting has NO vestige interest in any finds or hoards/treasures found and the FULL 50% is paid to the finder, the other 50% is paid to the landowner.


No refunds for trips are made. Please ensure you take out sufficient cancellation insurance before booking your trip to cover sickness delays or family bereavements.

If however your cancelled booking can be filled by another person then a full refund will be made.

Colchestertreasurehunting exercises every care possible. We can assume no liability for injury, damage, loss, accident, delay or irregularity in connection with the hunts of any airplane, automobile, motor coach or any other conveyance used in carrying out this tour or for the acts or defaults of any company or person engaged in conveying the passenger or in carrying out the arrangement of the tour. We cannot accept any responsibility for losses or additional expenses due to delay in air or other services, sickness, bad weather, strike, war, quarantine, acts of God or other causes beyond our control and reserve the right to make such alterations to the itinerary as may be deemed necessary for carrying out the tour. By forwarding the deposit, the passenger certifies that he/she does not have any mental, physical or any other condition or disability that would create a hazard for him/herself or other passengers. Baggage is the owner's risk entirely. Tour participants understand the hazards of traveling by foot over rural terrain and plowed fields and accept the responsibility and risks of this activity. In consideration of and as part payment for the right to participate in such tour, the participant agrees to assume all of the above risks and agrees that such payment shall also constitute consent to all provisions contained herein. In addition, it is understood that Colchestertreasurehunting makes no guarantee, explicit or implied, as to the number or value of artifacts, coins or jewelry which the participant might recover, but will endeavor to provide the very best locations and sites available to them to insure the continued success of their hunts.

Important note: By sending a deposit you agree to the terms and conditions on this site, treasure Act and correct exporting of finds. NO find over 50 years old can be taken home without an approved export license. All transportation to and from sites, museum visits, trip to the shops are all free and not included in the price of your trip. You can be using multiple vehicles during your stay, taxi hire, private hire from the airport, saloon car to the museum and even the farmer can drive you around his land. No exchange of money for any trip must be made as they are all free. Giving any driver of any vehicle a tip other then a registered taxi can invalidate the insurance as it now becomes for hire and reward.


Any suggestions or complaints send to the owner and MD