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Fossil Hunting Walks

Befferlands Farm Workshops | Charmouth, Lyme Regis, England
+44 7808 321438
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Ranked #4 of 8 Activities in Lyme Regis
Type: Walking tours
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... more » 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. « less
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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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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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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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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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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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Worthing, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

So you need waterproofs, small headed hammers, sandwich bags/ serviettes and a rucksack (for all the treasures you will find)....it is SUCH fun and educational. Chris is a star and entertains all no matter age / other....he is able to take the conversation to a range of capability levels. Recommend walking West of Charnmouth as you can really see the... More

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Telford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

We booked the fossil hunt with Nigel online over the Easter holidays. We met at the centre, on the Lyme Regis harbour (this is a room next to the Aquarium). With about 25 others Nigel gave an introduction to fossil hunting and the Jurassic coast using various examples. Both adults and children loved it. The hunt took us over to... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

I booked a fossil hunting tour for a group of three adults. We had all been fossil hunting before at Charmouth but, without expert knowledge, we were unsure where to look and therefore had had very limited success. Nigel’s skilled guidance and in-depth knowledge about the Jurassic period was very interesting and gave us an insight into what we were... More

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