Who we are and what we do
North of the Tyne Detecting is a group based in the North East of England, created by detectorists for detectorists. The club holds regular weekend digs, and hosts a friendly online community of over 2,600 detectorists, and a platform to share their experiences, tips, pictures of their finds, and generally discuss all things detecting-related.
How it all began...
North of the Tyne Detecting was founded in 2018 by Scotty Bea, to welcome people new to the hobby and provide them with support and land to search. Scotty had acquired permission to search on a huge area of land, more than any one person could cover alone in their lifetime, and saw this as a great opportunity to extend the invitation to others.
Starting as a small Facebook group, the club has since become one of the largest and most well-known in the UK, with over 2,400 members and supported by a number of big-name sponsors.
A friendly and helpful community...
North of the Tyne Detecting is a very friendly and sociable group, and welcomes all members new and old to the hobby. With regular weekend digs and club meetings, it offers a chance to meet other detectorists and make new friends.
Our Facebook group offers a place to share your experiences and pictures of your finds, read and post interesting articles, ask questions, and get advice on finds identification. Details of all club digs are posted on the Events Page, and we have a vast gallery of member's finds.
Helping each other and having fun is the underlying motivation and aims of the club.
Giving something back to the community is also central to the heart of North of the Tyne Detecting.
Many of our digs are run to raise money for local and national charities and we have also run competitions and sold branded items to help raise funds for a number of good causes, including The Percy Hedley Foundation and Cancer Research.
In 2019, funds raised by North of the Tyne Detecting were used to purchase much-needed kit for a local children's football team - in the west end of Newcastle.
With the help of our members, we also donated £500 to a local children's judo club to enable them to compete in a championship competition in Holland. The young athletes did very well and brought a number of trophies back home to the UK!