Metal detecting holidays in England with the World's most successful metal detecting club.

Twinned with Midwest Historical Research Society USA


Holiday Information - what you get for you money

Terms and Conditions



With the British pound very low historically against the dollar we are now even better value.

We do NOT count the day traveling in or out as part of your tour so you can get a full 70+ hours of detecting a week if the rest of your team wants to.

Your trip here includes transport to and from London Heathrow either to a self catering house or to the hotel type tour.

We are geared up totally for detecting, early starts, late finishes which are decided by the hunters. No traveling time to and from the sites, just maximum detecting time. There are NO planned tours of museums etc just detecting. However you can take an afternoon or morning off if you want to do any site seeing.

We are in a unique position where we have more land than we could possibly hunt in a life time. We add new sites every season and ditch old sites guys no longer want to hunt. With 300 + fields to pick, some of them are so huge we could spend all year on just one and not cover it. You can hunt just one or try to cover them all !!!

We do NOT hunt stubble but search cropped fields all year long, they are normally like pool tables to detect on.

When you come here the members pick the sites/fields they want to hunt each day, we just drive you there or in self catering tour your Barn leader drives you there with their own minibus.

We do not pick the sites but tell you what has been found where and you make a best 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 have several different ways to stay here. Self catering Barn tours and hotels.

Barn Hse 1

Barn Hse III

Barn Hse IIII

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 300 + fields.

Max tour size is 6 guys + the driver

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. Hotels are prepaid in full when the booking made and they have a no refund policy. A Barn leader will not refund your payment as the self Catering house is paid for in full on booking.

Please ensure you take out sufficient cancellation insurance before booking your trip to cover sickness, delays or family bereavements. Guys that took out this cover always get their money back when making a claim.

If however your canceled 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.


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