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Metal Detecting Day

We will be having a metal detecting day on the farm on 30th October 2016.  More than 100 acres to search.  Free tea and coffee on the day and you can pre-book a buffet lunch.  The day will start at 9am and wind up at around 4pm.

A one day rally with a cap of 50 detectors on the day. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to detect the Staffordshire Moorlands. Over 100 acres will be made available, 

What’s 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 below). 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 30th for a great day’s detecting.

Sunday 30th October 2016

  • 9am til 4pm
  • Over 100 acres of detecting 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

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Old Shepherds Hut



Ancient Roman Road


Metal Detecting


Shepherds Hut


Terms and Conditions (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


Heathylee House Farm
Nr Buxton
Peak District
SK17 0RD

Email: karen@heathylee.co.uk
Phone: 01298 83659


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