NCMD Code of Conduct
Here at Sovereign Metal Detecting Holidays, we abide by the NCMD code of conduct set out by the organisation.
Code of Conduct
Do not trespass. Obtain permission before venturing on to any land – this is arranged on your behalf your expert guides, Charles and Simon.
Respect the country code, leave gates and property as you find them and do not damage crops, frighten animals or disturb nesting birds.
Wherever the site, do not leave a mess or an unsafe surface for those who may follow. It is perfectly simple to extract a coin or other small object buried a few inches below the ground without digging a great hole. Use a suitable digging implement to cut a neat flap (do not remove the plug of earth entirely from the ground), extract the object, reinstate the grass, sand or soil carefully, and even you will have difficulty in locating the find spot again. (for anyone unsure we can show an example of good practice for digging holes on the first dig)
If you discover any live ammunition or any lethal object such as an unexploded bomb or mine, do not disturb it. Mark the site carefully and report the find to the local police and landowner. (In the unlikely event of this happening, less us know immediately and we will move to a safe location and inform the necessary people on your behalf)
Help keep Britain tidy. Safely dispose of refuse you come across. (we will provide rubbish bags on each of the days)
Report all unusual historical finds to the landowner, and acquaint yourself with current NCMD policy relating to the Voluntary Reporting of Portable Antiquities in England and Wales and the mandatory reporting requirements in Scotland (any finds of significance Simon and Charles will help you to follow the correct procedures)