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Im from Co.Antrim Newtownabbey area!! Was wondering if anyone could tell me a good starter site that I don't need permission!! I'm new to detecting and want to get used to my machine, with a chance of finding something
Was out yesterday and got laughed at by a passer by!! Lol
Lol I have read about the foreshore licence and will def apply for one!!
You will need permission for metal detecting no matter where you want to detect in NI.
The easiest is to approach a farmer and explain what is your hobby etc.
Before that have a look on old maps like - http://maps.osni.gov.uk/MapConsoleHistoricalMaps.aspx
and see how your area looked like in the past.
stay away from listed sites.
I have my permissions in around small village and I do get people walking past but no one would stop and ask me stupid questions.
But since my loudest find
they would only wave at me, seeing me on my knees digging in the ground
The funniest are people like:
''You wont find anything there,theres nothing in that field. '' LOL
Foreshore licence will allow you to get out but stay away from Lough Shore beach its full of junk
Living in Newtownabbey your very close to farms and quite a bit of history, just need to be brave enough to do some door knocking, which is something I am not great at
Hope 2013 strikes another couple off my wish list.
Thanks for the advice! Applied for foreshore licence today. Went to lough shore on sat morning to practice, where the old boat club and pier used to be and your correct full of junk!! This is the same place I got laughed at
Going to ask friends and family first on the off chance they might know some local farmers! Worth a try
as others have said gary you defo need permission where ever you go . get a good story in your head then knock a farmers door and hit him with it . after you have done it a few times it gets easier and it builds your confidence up . you should also consider getting fid insurance . you will most likely never use it but it looks good and sounds professional when asking for permission . link below
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