If you are thinking about taking up the fascinating hobby of Metal Detecting why not give yourself a big head start?

Gary offers a Detecting Course (see below) 1 day in Gary's company will put you on the right track  and will seriously reduce the learning curve


About Me.

I have been metal detecting since 1978, when machines were still very basic and had limited capabilities. I have seen the hobby grow and the fantastic developments made in metal detecting and its highly progressive technology.

My degree is in Archaeology, I have published on small finds, and have worked for the Portable Antiquities Scheme. I am based in South Devon.

The course will consist of:

  1. Machine choice and operation and equipment required.
  2. Search Techniques
  3. Excavation of Finds
  4. Recording and storage of finds.
  5. Site research and how to read a site before undertaking a search, in order to give the best chance of discovering some finds.
  6. Identifying your finds
  7. The Law and reporting of finds/ landowner agreements/ and getting permission.
  8. Insurance.

I will be on hand for any advice you need once you have completed your tuition day.

The course is aimed at those who are beginner’s or novice, or if you are just considering the hobby and wish to find out a bit more about it before you decide to outlay any money.

I can supply a machine, there are a few to choose from, and provide you with a site for the duration of the tuition. At the end of the day we will discuss any points you need further advice or help with. I can only accommodate two people at any one time, this is to ensure that you get the most from your day.

The cost for the day is £60.00

I can pick you up from the local train station and drop you back on completion of the day.

Please contact via the email address below for booking or further info: