With all the news coverage of the amazing metal detecting finds that have been made recently, more people than ever before are taking up metal detecting, I thought it might be useful to put up a few links to help you newbies and beginners get started:
Metal Detecting Clubs – A great way to get started is to join your local metal detecting club, lots of people on hand to show you the ropes, recommend metal detectors and equipment, and if you ask your fellow members nicely they might show you how to use it.
Federation of Independant Detectorists – Joining the FID gives you £5,000,000 of public liability insurance (in case of accidents etc. on someone elses property).
Read the magazines – The UK currently has two metal detecting magazines, Treasure Hunting and The Searcher, they frequently include reviews of the latest metal detectors and details of metal detecting rallies around the country.
Metal detecting forums – there are millions of them with new ones starting up every week, soon there will be more metal detecting forums than there are metal detectorists. They can’t all last however, they never do! The trick is to find one you like and stick with it.