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Fossil Hunting Walks

Befferlands Farm Workshops | Charmouth, Lyme Regis, England
+44 7808 321438
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Family fossil hunt with Nigel Clarke

We could not have picked a worse weather day for a fossil walk but Nigel kept on top of the... read more

Reviewed 23 October 2017
Angie J
via mobile
Great entertainment

Great walk led by enthusiastic and knowledgeable leader. Found several fossils which were then... read more

Reviewed 7 October 2017
Lynne S
Monmouth, United Kingdom
via mobile
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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” (23 reviews)
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Befferlands Farm Workshops | Charmouth, Lyme Regis, England
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Reviewed 23 October 2017 via mobile

We could not have picked a worse weather day for a fossil walk but Nigel kept on top of the forecast & moved our walk to a drier part of the day. Nigel’s intro talk (with Jurassic examples) was perfect to interest for our 11...More

Thank Angie J
Reviewed 7 October 2017 via mobile

Great walk led by enthusiastic and knowledgeable leader. Found several fossils which were then identified for me. Really enjoyable day out which lasted beyond the expected 3 hours.

Thank Lynne S
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

We got the back about 10am and hired a hammer for 3quid which we didn't take back until 4pm!! Time just flew by! There's a huge range of hunters from families to solo collectors, cheap and fun, highly recommended!

Thank Marie C
Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

We booked at the museum and were hosted on our walk by Paddy, Chris and Tom. They were thoroughly engaging, knowledgeable and kept the topic light and simple enough for all ages. They had plenty of example pieces to show us what to look for...More

Thank YorkshaLassOnTour
Reviewed 29 July 2017

I can fully recommend the fossil walk with Paddy, Chris and Tom. Despite the rain, we all had a great afternoon and came home with loads of fossils. My young daughters loved it. They have learnt about geology and dinosaurs at school, plus Mary Anning...More

Thank Emma D
Reviewed 28 July 2017 via mobile

If you visit Lyme and want to do some fossil hunting I would strongly recommended doing the guided walk. The guys running this are so interesting and enthusiastic.. you will learn loads and know what to look for. Book in advance.

Thank Sazz101
Reviewed 27 June 2017

Booked a walking tour with him. Very nice of him to fit us into his heavy schedule. He is absolutely fabulous in sharing his knowledge and experience. He started with a briefing about what we would be looking for and explained about the terrain and...More

Thank calvinheng
Reviewed 15 May 2017 via mobile

Lovely day out, the guided walk is very informative and well worth the money- my 7 year old daughter had a great time

Thank pedros01
Reviewed 1 April 2017

Went fossil hunting on Beach Head with Paddy and Tom. This absorbed over 4 hours of our time, 2 adults an 11 and 9 year old, and we all walked home delighted. The guides are ever patient with the most daft of questions and endless...More

6  Thank Gastroscity
Reviewed 13 March 2017

I took the guided 3 hours fossil hunting tour out of the Museum with Paddy Howe and his offsiders. We met the renowned paleontologist Paddy Howe outside the Museum and as we walked down to the sea I got he opportunity to discuss his big...More

2  Thank Archaeobuff
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20 August 2017|
Response from YorkshaLassOnTour | Reviewed this property |
I believe they do take place most days. It's tide dependent. ( low tide required). And we were told the best finds happen in Jan/Feb on wet and windy days. Check out the museum website or call for dates. There are plenty of... More