Text Box: Staffordshire Moorlands Metal Detecting Rally  
Sunday 6th October 2013


A one day rally with a cap of 50 detectors on the day.† Donít miss out on this opportunity to detect the Staffordshire Moorlands.† Over 100 acres will be made available, all of which has never been detected before.

Whatís on offer at this Rally ?

People have been coming and going across the Moorlands since the year dot.† Often forgotten, the Staffordshire Moorlands has turned up some spectacular finds, not least the Staffordshire Moorlands Patera.

On site, we have part of an ancient drovers route.† As the section crosses the river it would have made a natural resting spot.† Many trade routes passed through the Staffordshire Moorlands.

One field contained an old school, long gone with just a few stones remaining to mark where it once was.† We found a couple of old musket balls whilst stone picking once.† What really went on there ?

There are the remains of a couple of tiny buildings (possibly shepherds huts) and a strange mound (pictured left).† Buxton (an ancient roman town) is located just 6 miles away, so it is likely that the Romans travelled this way.

This part of the Staffordshire Moorlands was renowned in days gone by for lawlessness, counterfeiting, border running and all round skulduggery.† The term Flash Harry was thought to have originated from the activities of Flash residents, the highest village in England on the border with 3 counties.† Flash is a stones throw away.† Who knows what ill gotten gains were buried.†

Is there gold in them there hills ?

There is only one way to find out.† Book your place and join us on October 6th for a great dayís detecting.

Sunday 6th October 2013

9am til 5pm

Over 100 acres of virgin ground

Welcome tea and coffee

Optional Buffet Lunch

Toilet on site

All ground within walking distance

Ticket price £15 per detector

Optional Buffet Lunch £5 per person


Book your place here through Paypal.† You do not need a paypal account to pay.




The boring bit :

All participants will be required to comply with the Code of Practice for Responsible Metal Detecting.


All participants will be required to have public liability insurance for not less than £5,000,000 and may be asked to provide evidence of this.† FID or NCMD membership accepted as proof of insurance.

Any finds of value (i.e. Over £100) are 50/50 split with landowner and participants are strongly encouraged to register finds with their local Finds Liaison Officer under the Portable Antiquities Scheme.


Drop us an email if you would like to go on the reserve list.† If anybody drops out then we can let you know.