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Address: Befferlands Farm Workshops | Charmouth, Lyme Regis, England
Phone Number: +44 7808 321438
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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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Brandon is AMAZING!

We booked a private fossil hunt with Brandon Lennon. Worth every penny, wonderful day with an amazing expert fossil hunter whose passion kept a middle aged couple and young son... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 30, 2015
Sarah O
Painswick, United Kingdom
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Painswick, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015 via mobile

We booked a private fossil hunt with Brandon Lennon. Worth every penny, wonderful day with an amazing expert fossil hunter whose passion kept a middle aged couple and young son inspired and enthusiastic to return. If you want a buzz, fresh air, and a seriously new topic of conversation when you are back in the office - spend time with... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

One of the reasons we had visited Lyme Regis was for the fossils. We booked in advance as we had seen some walks were full. In the morning our guide Paddy arrived and we set off towards the beach along the seawall. Before starting Paddy gave us a talk about the history of the area and showed us some of... More 

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Oxford, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015 via mobile

Booked for the walk with Paddy at the Museum, and had free Museum entrance with the walk ticket. Times vary, depending on the tides. Paddy explained that after a patch of very sunny weather and the summer season of fossil hunters trawling the beach, we were setting off at the worst time to find much - but his explanations were... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 via mobile

We arranged a fossils walk and talk with Nigel which only cost £5 each. We all learnt so much, thanks Nigel. However I do recommend you purchase at least one small hammer and mask for exploring, we didn't and by the time you are at the far end of the beach and realise you need one it's a long trek... More 

Thank Vickie B
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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 

Thank londontraveller445
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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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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