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Fossil Hunting Walks

Befferlands Farm Workshops | Charmouth, Lyme Regis, England
+44 7808 321438
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Ranked #2 of 8 Activities in Lyme Regis
Type: Walking tours, Adventure
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Owner description: Nigel Clarke is a Fossil hunting guide. Walks are from Charmouth and Lyme Regis along the Jurassic Coast of Dorset. Walks last about 2 hours. A local author and historian with credited titles on Mary Anning and the best selling guide to the fossils of the Jurassic coast.

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Surrey, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Guide had Excellent knowledge, small group, helpful, good fossil hunting experience. Didn't like cost of parking and time limitations

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Stavanger, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

We had a fantastic time with our guide Brandon Lennon hunting for fossil on the beach. His knowledge made both children and adults amazed by the stories he told. The Fossil bags he handed out in the beginning of the walk where filled with our fossil treasures. We stayed out hunting until the tide turned. Time just flew. The Fossil... More

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Sydney
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5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

We met Brandon down on the beach near the clock. He knows the history and the geology of the area and made it enjoyable right from the beginning. We walked along the beach until we came to an area where we given a fossil collecting bag, a small scoop and a sieve. Brandon was encouraging and knowledgeable. Once we ready... More

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58 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

We went fossil hunting on Monmouth beach to the west and at the Charmouth end of Lyme Regis. You do not have to have special equipment to find fossils as sometimes you can see ammonites in various forms just laying on the surface. Pick a spot on the beach and sift through the pebbles there are many fragments of fossils... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Great time hunting for fossil on the beach highlight of the holiday kids really enjoyed it thay both found some fossil well worth doing cheers chris

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

That sounds silly but the walk leaders will tell you the same. After a good winter storm more fossils are exposed from the cliffs and you have a better chance of finding something exceptional. However, they make certain that you will see plenty and always have something for the little ones to take home. Wear good shoes and be prepared... More

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phuket
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Arranged a fossil walk for my family including 3 kids. Went to the appointed meeting place at noon after a drive of almost 2 hours. No one showed up. Eventually got hold of Nigel who told me he got the time wrong. Thought it was 10am after email and confirmation plainly said noon. Could not rearrange anything on the day... More

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nigel c, Owner at Fossil Hunting Walks, responded to this review

I sincerely apologise for the inconvnience caused. Unfortunately I was unable to contact you or receive your call earlier as there was no telephone signal where I was on the beach that morning in Lyme Regis. While on route to meet you my motorbike did break down and by the time I could contact you, another walk could not be... More

Wilmslow, England, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

We both had a brilliant day out even though it was bought as my Christmas present!!! The weather was pretty rubbish but it didn't spoil our day and we found lots of fossils that are now displayed on the kitchen window sill. Chris was an excellent teacher and I would love to do it again in better weather.

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Abergavenny, United Kingdom
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

Our walk was great. We were a mixed group including children, parents and grandparents. Chris told us all about rocks and fossils before we started and explained the best ways of looking for fossils. We found quite a few fossils expertly guided by Chris. Chris was able to engage all, adults and children alike. Our children loved it, would definitely... More

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Buckingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

This walk was absolutely great. Chris showed us the clues to look for when searching for fossils. I found quite a few ammonites, fossilised wood and spinal bones. The trek across the beach was well worth it and would definitely reccomend this for a fun day out. Chris is very knowledgeable and it's fantastic to smash open a few rocks... More

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