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I guess that most currently need the ground to dry out for any enjoyable detecting? Personally I don't tollerate sticky mud or very much metallic greenwaste these days as I just find both of those factors to be extremely irritating and detract from the enjoyment of it all. Waterlogged ground is just noisier anyway, whilst bone dry ground is less conductive, so an inbetween is about ideal. It's likely a great time to search high ground which is normally like concrete in summer and only softer in winter, though even some hill tops are still quite sodden so not an exact science. Now detecting is back on again it's still not neccessarily quite so easy to decide where to go even if you are fortunate to have the choice? :Thinking:
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I'll be looking at old ridge and furrow pasture land personally. My permission is mostly arable and an absolute nightmare at the moment - thick heavy clay
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Look what I'm up against . Ridge n furrow. Might get the ridges done but ill need a wet suite and snorkel for the furrow .
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Easylife wrote: Fri Feb 05, 2021 2:13 am I guess that most currently need the ground to dry out for any enjoyable detecting? Personally I don't tollerate sticky mud or very much metallic greenwaste these days as I just find both of those factors to be extremely irritating and detract from the enjoyment of it all. Waterlogged ground is just noisier anyway, whilst bone dry ground is less conductive, so an inbetween is about ideal. It's likely a great time to search high ground which is normally like concrete in summer and only softer in winter, though even some hill tops are still quite sodden so not an exact science. Now detecting is back on again it's still not neccessarily quite so easy to decide where to go even if you are fortunate to have the choice? :Thinking:
Me too, I`m a bit of a finicky chooser these days where I detect I suppose I could also fall into the category of even being a fair weather detectorists too. :(
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Bors wrote: Fri Feb 05, 2021 3:46 pm I`m a bit of a finicky chooser these days where I detect I suppose I could also fall into the category of even being a fair weather detectorists too. :(
There's nothing wrong with that. I guess it just depends on how keen you are and how productive the land is? I've detected pasture in the snow but was suitably geared up for it. Never started in heavy rain but often finished in it! :P
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Easylife wrote: Fri Feb 05, 2021 5:07 pm There's nothing wrong with that. I guess it just depends on how keen you are and how productive the land is? I've detected pasture in the snow but was suitably geared up for it. Never started in heavy rain but often finished in it! :P

I think I`m all played out of Keen these days . I had my "keen" days as a young guy. I think I`d probably be placed in the "Dabbler" bracket nowadays. :lol:
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I went out today on the only really detectable field - well that’s local anyway! Could only do one two thirds cause the bottom end was a muddy as you like. The top bit is dry all year round so was OK. Didn’t enjoy walking across the muddy mire in the neighbouring field though. I hate it when the machine, spade and boots are caked :thumbdown:
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Got permission from my landowner with this new regulations. Got plenty of local land to detect. Unfortunately the land is to wet at the moment with parts still flooded.
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It's looking like by next weekend the ground should have had time to drain and then at least a week of dry warmer weather. So guess I'll have a wander on the pasture then. :thumbsup:
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I dont mind sloshing around in the wet and mud , never bothered me although the slipping and sliding can be a bit of a task at times .
The stubble field I was on yesterday wasnt too bad although I am not a great fan of stubble fields but it wasnt as sticky as the other fields which I kept off as they were seriously sticky . Hopefully within a few weeks if the rain holds off I can get back on those fields . :thumbsup:
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Is this weeks cold conditions going to help? I'm not due to get much snow so might be ok. Good for doing swing practise as you can see how well the coil is skimming the surface. I'm trying to find the slver lining :D
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