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metal detecting around glasgow

Postby bigdavevw » Thu Jun 28, 2007 12:13 am

alright guys! how you,s doin?

im quite new here. lived in glesga for 2 years, looking for some places i can take my metal detector farmland or woods. i dont have a car so it would need to be somewhere close to a popular bus route.

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Postby Osiris » Thu Jun 28, 2007 9:28 am

Hi Dave,

i don't know much about metal detecting but you could try the woods and scrubland around Cathkin Braes (seems to be getting mentioned a lot around here lately).

There has been Iron Age and Roman settlements recorded in the area and it offers a great view of Glasgow. If you get a bus out to Castlemilk then the braes are just behind there, watch out for the local wildlife though. Alternatively there may even be a bus that goes along the old (Busby?) road from Carmunock to Hamilton.

Another area to try might be Antonines Wall at Croy (Train from queen st).

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Postby McShad » Thu Jun 28, 2007 5:58 pm

Auchenshuggle!
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Postby crusty_bint » Thu Jun 28, 2007 6:04 pm

Hamilton Hill... yull huv a rerr terr!
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Postby KonstantinL » Fri Jun 29, 2007 12:37 pm

crusty_bint wrote:Hamilton Hill... yull huv a rerr terr!


I don't think he's looking for chibs.
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Postby bigdavevw » Sat Jun 30, 2007 1:18 am

cheers guys!

hee hee
is auchenshuggle even a real name? it brought a smile to my face anyway!

hamilton hill? sighthill? :D

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Postby glasgowken » Sat Jun 30, 2007 1:48 am

bigdavevw wrote:is auchenshuggle even a real name? it brought a smile to my face anyway!


Yes, it's out Tollcross way, the name means "field of rye" :)
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Postby McShad » Sat Jun 30, 2007 2:16 am

glasgowken wrote:
bigdavevw wrote:is auchenshuggle even a real name? it brought a smile to my face anyway!


Yes, it's out Tollcross way, the name means "field of rye" :)


Used to have a little country park which was just a wooded area with a path running round the edge. 64 bus used to terminate there and the terminus is still there but seldom used, if ever
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Postby glasgowken » Sat Jun 30, 2007 2:30 am

And the red Dalmuir West to Auchenshuggle (later No 9) tram service, which made it famous :)
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Postby McShad » Sat Jun 30, 2007 7:06 am

glasgowken wrote:And the red Dalmuir West to Auchenshuggle (later No 9) tram service, which made it famous :)


Probably replaced by the number 64 bus which went from Mountblow to Auchenshugle, later extended to Carmyle.. if I'm not mistaking? Couldnt tell you if that service still ran since I don't live in Tollcross anymore and havent for 12 years
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Postby glasgowken » Sat Jun 30, 2007 7:54 am

It was the replacement. Don't know myself if it's still running.

I used to fancy doing a bit of metal detecting. The path of the Antonine Wall ran near the top of my old road. Never did get the gear :-(
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Postby bigdavevw » Tue Jul 03, 2007 12:41 am

cheers for the replies guys! some usefull info there, i shall try some of them out.

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Re: metal detecting around glasgow

Postby Davy » Wed Mar 03, 2010 9:42 pm

Hey bigdavevw,
Im from Glasgow came across your post. Im also into metal detecting and just got a new machine.
I know this is quite an old post but if you wanna hook up and go metal detecting around and about glasgow give me a shout.

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Re: metal detecting around glasgow

Postby DickyHart » Thu Mar 04, 2010 12:43 am

something ive always fancied giving a go, whats a good entry level detector to get, and how much etc?

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Re: metal detecting around glasgow

Postby robertpool » Thu Mar 04, 2010 7:04 pm

You don't even have to get aff the bus. Turn yir machine on and it'll detect the needles the junkies have in their pockets, the cans hidden by the alkies, all the concealed blades carried by the hoodies, teeth braces worn by the non hoodies, the zippos carried by the smokers, the belly button rings, eyebrow-nose-ear and lip junk worn by the metal merchants, yir grannies mobile phone and on yir way aff the bus the brass rings put in the payment box....now thats what l call a good days hunting and all for £2.60
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