The Metal Detectives and XP Adventures are proud to announce
” The XP Sponsored Gold Summer Rally 2016 “


Keep your diary free on the 16th, 17th and 18th of September 2016

Win 2 free weekend tickets here !! : Free rally ticket competition

This is a limited ticket event
When we have reached our capacity tickets will no longer be on sale, so please book early to avoid disappointment.
Come along and bring the family to what we hope will be the best metal detecting event of 2016.
Meet up with the team from XP Metal detectors and see the very latest products.
As the name suggests this is an XP only event so only users of XP metal detectors are invited.


The event will be located in North Oxfordshire in the heart of the Cotswolds, we have over 1400 Acres of prime land to detect.
Camping is permitted, please supply your own drinking water.
We will supply a list of local accommodation on request.
As always the British weather is unpredictable please share vehicles and use 4×4’s if possible


This event will consist of trade stands and metal detecting around the site, the event will be held over 2 days, Saturday and Sunday.
Campers can arrive on the Friday to set up however detecting is not permitted.
Both evenings will have entertainment, raffles and competitions.
Contact us if you require a trade stand for this event.

XP Metal detectors

The team from XP Metal detectors will be on site for both days.
They will be available to demonstrate new products and to answer any questions you may have.
Hopefully some new XP products will be on display and available for you to try.
Trade stands for XP sales and service

Meet up with other XP users from around the world at this European Metal Detecting Social event.

Overseas visitors are very welcome to attend this event
Please ensure you have read and understand the UK Treasure Act rules and regulations, along with the current export licence conditions.

Do you have an interesting trade stand ?
Please contact us if you wish to have an exhibit or trade stand at the XP event

We work hard to raise money for charity
Our chosen Charities are Help for Heroes and MacMillan, with your help we are hoping to raise a good amount for these worthwhile causes.

Book your XP Rally ticket using our fast secure online terminal

Purchase your XP Gold Rally ticket here !



Ticket Cost

Weekend tickets
£50 + £2.50 booking fee for whole weekend. (67.30 Euro’s)

Day tickets
£27.50 + £1.50 Booking fee.  (37.18 Euro’s)
*Day ticket is Sunday only

Camping Cost
£12 per person (15.38 Euro’s) – NO BOOKING FEE
(regardless 1 or 3 nights)
From Friday afternoon arrival / Monday 11am latest off site.

Charity Raffle Cost
MacMillan Cancer Support / Help 4 Heros – charity raffle tickets £5 per ticket (6.41 Euro’s) or 5 tickets for £20 (25.65 Euro’s)
Tickets will only be available during the event, visit the check In tent for raffle tickets. *All payments must be made in GBP £.

Overseas visitors welcome
Overseas visitors are very welcome to attend, please read and download the UK export rules and regulations in accordance with the current Treasure Act. Treasure Act Link

XP Dealers
If you are an XP dealer please contact us direct for your dig tickets, please do not use the booking system.

Export Licences Do I Need One ?
Yes if you find treasure in the UK, you will need an export licence, Export Licence information
More information  Export Licence Information


Site Location
The event is to be held on around 1400 acres of arable land in the beautiful Cotswolds, near the Historic Medieval Market town of Burford in Oxfordshire.

The site conditions should be a mix of lightly cultivated ground and / or short wheat & barley stubble spread over more than 20 fields.

Some of the fields in the area and some of those for the event have been searched previously and have produced a variety of finds dating from the bronze age through to more modern finds.


Some of the more memorable finds from the area have included a small hoard of gold stators, large Anglo saxon cruciform brooch and a few Anglo saxon coins and artefacts.

Roman finds have been plentiful with some stunning Roman brooches being found as well as large numbers of Roman bronze coins and the odd few silvers among other things.

Medieval hammered coins and artefacts have also been found in some fields locally and in good numbers.

There is a Bronze Age Burial Mound which is a scheduled ancient monument on the edge of our search area (This is strictly out-of-bounds)

Camping Information
For more information please visit our
Camping Page

Camping is in a field and is very basic, there are no luxuries, bring your own drinking water, there are links to dedicated local camp sites on out camping page.
A pasture field has been set aside for camping and caravans / campers etc.

Arrival for campers and those staying on site will be 11:00 Friday 16th September no arrivals after 8.30pm, with all campers to be off site by 11:00 am Monday 19th September.

Toilets will be spread around the main field and campsite.

Bins/ Skip will be on site for rubbish.

Hot & Cold Food will be available from a variety of places such as Janet’s woodfired pizza – Foodie Doodies – Fully Licensed Bar with Hog Roast & Lamb Roast / BBQ

XP Metal Detectors Team demonstrating the full range of XP Metal Detectors, products and new releases.
Massive charity raffle raising money for Macmillan Cancer Support with 10 XP Deus Metal detectors as top prizes plus many more XP prizes and lots of other amazing prizes donated by stall holders.
Trade stalls and stands – XP Metal Detectors –  Regton –  Leisure Promotions –  Detecnicks – Greenlight Publishing – Searcher Magazine  – Treasure Hunting Magazine – Dei Gratia Coins
Entertainment tent with live bands & DJ’s playing a variety of music with fully Licensed Bar, quality sound system and light show.

Guest speakers
Anni Byard / Alex Bliss  / Gerry Slevin  / Julian Watters

Finds liaison Officers (FLO’s)

Flint Knapping, Bronze Casting, Jewellery Making and other ancient arts by The Ancient Wessex Network

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