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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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Entertaining double-act results in learning by osmosis

Learning about geology and fossils could be pretty dry in a classroom setting, but on the sea-front at Lyme Regis, the double-act of Chris and Paddy ensure that you'll appreciate... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 18, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Learning about geology and fossils could be pretty dry in a classroom setting, but on the sea-front at Lyme Regis, the double-act of Chris and Paddy ensure that you'll appreciate a lot more about the local geography and natural history at the end of the walk. Both are enthusiastic, humorous and fabulous communicators, very entertaining, very knowledgeable and so the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

This was the most fun we've had in years! When do 60 year olds get to play in the San with plastic buckets and spades on the beach and not be thought weird? Brandon is a great guide and during the trip he taught us so much about fossils and geology and we even came away with good examples of... More 

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Chester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

Wow, dashed down for a weekend on a whim last winter. the guide took us out and showed us how to find fossils. Very knowledgeable and such a fascinating learning experience for all the family.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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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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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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London, United Kingdom
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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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Address: Befferlands Farm Workshops | Charmouth, Lyme Regis, England
Phone Number: +44 7808 321438
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Lyme Regis

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