Gold panning in the UK - map with history of gold panning in Scotland, England and Wales
Gold panning is nothing new, indeed a 15th-century mine at Tyndrum supplied King James I with treasure. This map shows where gold has been - and still be - found in Scotland, England and Wales. Read Dr Neil Clark's expert guide to gold mining in Scotland.
Gold digging or panning is a great activity where people of all ages can experience the outdoors and get to grips with their own little bit of discovery. It's a hardly a new thing – the quest for gold. We've all heard stories of the great gold rush, but not everyone is aware of how the activity still exists today. Right down to its most basic form. And you could take part it in quite easily. You don't need a lot of expensive equipment or superior knowledge. It's fun, accessible and if you're lucky, you could find a fortune! In this infographic, we show you some of the places in the UK where gold has been found, and where you can find it still. Happy hunting!