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Fossil Hunting Walks

Befferlands Farm Workshops | Charmouth, Lyme Regis, England
+44 7808 321438
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Educational and fun!!

The fossil walk was an absolute highlight of visiting Lyme Regis. The leaders were very... read more

Reviewed yesterday
srb270
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Canada, Kentucky
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Great walk, great guides

We had a fossil tour with Paddy and Tom. We enjoyed it. We are more experienced fossil collectors... read more

Reviewed 17 May 2018
msp60
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Zwolle, The Netherlands
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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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Befferlands Farm Workshops | Charmouth, Lyme Regis, England
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The fossil walk was an absolute highlight of visiting Lyme Regis. The leaders were very knowledgeable, funny and kind. Our kids were captivated (ages 7-11). Even though we were visiting at a time when it is hard to find fossils (summer) we still found some...More

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Reviewed 17 May 2018 via mobile

We had a fossil tour with Paddy and Tom. We enjoyed it. We are more experienced fossil collectors, but many in the group were not. Paddy and Tom give everybody attention and try to make it a great experience. After a couple of hours everybody...More

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Reviewed 30 April 2018 via mobile

I booked Nigel to take myself and my 8 year old daughter on a fossil walk while we were over from Ireland in the UK visiting family. Even though the weather that day was the wettest for a long while, we soldiered on regardless (just...More

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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

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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.

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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!

1  Thank Marie C
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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

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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
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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.

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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

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wendyrobson
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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
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