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Address: Befferlands Farm Workshops | Charmouth, Lyme Regis, England
Phone Number: +44 7808 321438
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Description: Nigel Clarke is a Fossil hunting guide. Walks are from Charmouth and Lyme...
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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family fun fossil walk

I wanted to try fossil hunting so going with Brandon and Ian meant that we were taken to the right place and shown different techniques so we all found at least one fossil... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 15, 2015
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
4 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

I wanted to try fossil hunting so going with Brandon and Ian meant that we were taken to the right place and shown different techniques so we all found at least one fossil. Brandon and Ian were very informative and never tired of answering questions. Even my teenage son got into the spirit and found a beautiful amenite. It was... More 

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Brum
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

We had such a lovely couple of hours with the friendly and knowledgeable Nigel C. Went with our 7 and 5 year old boys, and he was brilliant with them and the other young boy in the group. He engaged them, quizzed them and they learnt lots about fossils and fossil hunting. They were extremely keen to show him every... More 

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Downham Market, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

There are various different guides in this area but we chose Braandon Lennon and his retired geologist father Ian who were both enthusiastic and fantastic guides. Some other guides are charging a lot of money but this was great value for me and my 2 little boys. They were kept busy all morning and returned with a bag full of... More 

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Decatur, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

My daughter and I booked a walk with Brandon Lennon, and his dad, Ian, also came along. There was a family with 4 young children, and our guides were very patient with them. It was great to have such knowledgeable experts to help us identify what we found. They provided sieves and shovels, too, for all of us. If I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We had a lovely fossil hunt lead by Nigel Clarke last Sunday. We have two boys, 7 and 3, and Nigel made the walk interesting for the children and for us, adults, too. We found loads of fossils, which the boys have set up into a 'museum' as soon as we got home. Would thoroughly recommend a guided walk with... More 

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Surrey, United Kingdom
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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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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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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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