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Fossil Hunting Walks

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Address: Befferlands Farm Workshops | Charmouth, Lyme Regis, England
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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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Fossil hunting introduction

A great couple of hours spent getting used to hunting for fossils. Family outing included two boys ( 10 & 12). Started off with a 20 minute briefing in the centre by one of the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
35Russell
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Warminster, United Kingdom
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Warminster, United Kingdom
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71 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

A great couple of hours spent getting used to hunting for fossils. Family outing included two boys ( 10 & 12). Started off with a 20 minute briefing in the centre by one of the guides and then off we went. We found belamnites and a small ammonite and it was great fun. Suitable for kids of all ages and... More 

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Sidmouth, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

we took our grandson on a hunt on Saturday with Paddy Howe. Despite being really cold the whole experience was fantastic. Paddy was very patient and explained everything so well. We all found loads of fossils and thanks to Paddy we learnt all about each one ….a brilliant day. Our grandson had ‘the best birthday EVER’ ….his words…………….. and on... More 

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Dudley, United Kingdom
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61 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 13, 2016

Just did the fossil walk with Paddy and it was superb. We did wonder how we would fill 3hrs and had our early escape all planned (dogs are tired and so we need to return early..) However, it was such an interesting and enjoyable morning we over ran by half an hour. As long as it's dry you should be... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2016 via mobile

Very good but a lot of people destroying the rocks and pulling stuff out of cliffs. Better just to look and see what you can find. #beachcombing

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Thank David B
Limerick, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016

Really enjoyed the fossil walk we took with Chris and Paddy. They were fun and very informative, knowledgeable and friendly. The older lady in the Museum was not very friendly however, and seemed very flustered and short with me for asking where the bathrooms were located.

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Telford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2016

Very informative. Well worth doing before you set off on your own so that ypu know what you're looking for. Check the weather before you go as there is no shade or shelter on the beach. Sensible shoes are a must too.

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Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2016

Jim took my husband and I and two 8 year girls fossil hunting from Lyme over to Monmouth Beach. Jim was very informative, interesting and enthusiastic. We loved walking out over the ammonite graveyard and by the end of the tour felt much more able to find our own fossils. We brought back lots and the girls were thrilled. Really... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2016 via mobile

It must be of the highlight of our staying in Dorset last August. It is an amazing stretch of beach with incredible view. Worth to take a walk and enjoy the beauty.

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Totton, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2016

We had a lovely fossil hunting experience with Brandon today. None of us had ever done it before but we all had a wonderful time. We were a family group with mixed ages. He was very patient with the children and we all came away with bags full of fossils - even the 3 year olds! Also really helpful with... More 

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Leigh-on Sea, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2016

As this was our first visit to the Jurassic Coast this was one trip I really wanted to do and it didn't disappoint. Paddy and Chris were so keen to impart their knowledge and obviously enjoy speaking to amateurs. They manage to keep us all rapt and even managed to keep the children listening and interested to the end considering... More 

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