If the field is steep...

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You probably all know this one.
Always try search uphill, I normally reverse down facing uphill, that way it's easier to keep the coil close and parallel to the ground. This works for me.
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Interesting.
Think i would go to the bottom of the hill and walk up facing forwards for balance and to see where i was going.
Would just angle the coil, so that it was parallel to the gradient.
Do have a hill on my field that i have not been down yet but does not seem as steep as yours, probably 40 degree gradient.
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I always extend the shaft going down and shorten it going up, a clat to do, yes but it is well worth it. :thumbsup:
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I detect my way up the hill, then work my way down across the gradient.

There has been no thought as to whether this is the best option but if I don't get to the top of the hill early in the day my crappy feet won't get me up there at the end. :)
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I have a new permission that is full of steep little mini hills and is a blooming nightmare. It’s so steep in parts that going down hill is hard work too!

Like Jamesey I’ve also decides detecting along the gradient is easier although it is still hard work.
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Oxgirl wrote: Fri Oct 29, 2021 7:56 pm It’s so steep in parts that going down hill is hard work too!
Like Jamesey I’ve also decided detecting along the gradient is easier although it is still hard work.
Definitely, I have a couple of very steep fields too but would much rather be on flatter ground. But some good bits have come from it so maybe for when all the rest is done? :Thinking:
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I try to work across the gradient, start furthest away from car and gradually get closer to the car for a shorter stint back

Got one very steep permission with one field that’s a complete mare to do

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Pendulum abseiling works for me 🤣
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Metalurgy wrote: Fri Oct 29, 2021 8:41 pm Pendulum abseiling works for me 🤣
:lol: :lol: That must be steep, swinging while your swinging :lol: :lol:

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I detect in Norfolk/Suffolk. What are these "hills" you speak of? :D
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figgis wrote: Sat Oct 30, 2021 7:12 am I detect in Norfolk/Suffolk. What are these "hills" you speak of? :D
Is it true that you all have webbed toes out in the marshes? :lol:
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figgis wrote: Sat Oct 30, 2021 7:12 am I detect in Norfolk/Suffolk. What are these "hills" you speak of? :D
If it`s that flat, then a molehill really could be a mountain.
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Metalurgy wrote: Sat Oct 30, 2021 8:54 am Is it true that you all have webbed toes out in the marshes? :lol:
Norwich city centre, too :thumbsup: :lol:
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figgis wrote: Sat Oct 30, 2021 7:12 am I detect in Norfolk/Suffolk. What are these "hills" you speak of? :D
You have "Mountains" ...... it is true .... well it must be I read it on the Web :rollinglaughing: :rollinglaughing:

"There are 115 named mountains in Norfolk."
https://peakvisor.com/adm/norfolk-england.html

Although I am not sure that their definition of "Mountain" is the same as mine.

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Saffron wrote: Sat Oct 30, 2021 8:57 pm "There are 115 named mountains in Norfolk."
:shock:
Saffron wrote: Sat Oct 30, 2021 8:57 pm Although I am not sure that their definition of "Mountain" is the same as mine.
Nor mine, Evan. :lol:
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