We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Review Highlights
Really informative guide

Thoroughly recommend having a guide on the beach. Really helped for us to find fossils on the... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Kate H
via mobile
One-of-a-Kind Experience!

My 10-year old daughter and I booked a private fossil walk with Chris a couple of weeks ago. His... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Maria H
Read all 125 reviews
All photos (110)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent95%
  • Very good4%
  • Average0%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“private walk”(8 reviews)
“fossil walk”(24 reviews)
“fossil hunting”(32 reviews)
Guided fossil hunting and collecting walks at Charmouth on Dorset's Jurassic Coast with Chris Pamplin B.Sc.
Lower Sea lane, Charmouth, Bridport DT6 6LL, England
+44 7724 599177
Reviews (125)
Filter reviews
125 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Show reviews that mention
All reviewsprivate walkfossil walkfossil huntinggreat funintroductory talkcharmouth beachfools goldfew hoursheaded downmet chrisinteresting guideprivate familysnailsuseful tipsall agesjurassic coastgroup walk
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 125 reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Thoroughly recommend having a guide on the beach. Really helped for us to find fossils on the beach The introductory talk was interesting and aimed at both adults and kids. Chris and his team were available and helpful,once we were on the beach, in helping...More

1  Thank Kate H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My 10-year old daughter and I booked a private fossil walk with Chris a couple of weeks ago. His remarks and pacing were perfect for us, and we found plenty of fossils. It was a real-life treasure hunt and an experience neither of us will...More

1  Thank Maria H
Reviewed 26 June 2018

Chris is a fantastic guide and very knowledgable about fossils and the whole Jurassic period. He managed to keep 3 children (and 2 adults!) engaged for hours and was very educational and fun. Who knew what little 200,000,000 year old treasures were lying around on...More

Thank Lee M
Chris P, Manager at fossilwalks.com, responded to this reviewResponded 28 June 2018

Thanks Lee. Pleasure to meet you all.

Reviewed 30 May 2018 via mobile

I was looking for a guided fossil walk and this was perfect. Chris gave an informative talk to begin with and explained what to look for and how to (hopefully) find fossils. The whole thing lasted about 2 and a half hours as we walked...More

1  Thank Laurieloo1984
Reviewed 20 May 2018 via mobile

Chris who does these walks is excellent. I went with children aged 8 & 10 and he was good at explaining the different sort of fossils we could find and what to look out for. We had a few fabulous hours on the beach and...More

1  Thank Sandyfeet2013
Reviewed 17 May 2018 via mobile

Had great time, we were able to go out early due to tide times And Chris did great job explaining fossils to kids and helping to collect and find.

1  Thank akaSugarland
Reviewed 23 April 2018

Chris started by giving us all an interesting and clear potted history of the geology of the local area and of the Jurassic period. Throughout he was clear and methodical and by the time we were due to participate in the practical part of the...More

1  Thank Diane T
Reviewed 10 April 2018 via mobile

We all thoroughly enjoyed today, despite the weather not being great it did not dampen our enthusiasm especially after Chris's introductory explanation as to what we could expect to find on the beach. His knowledge and jovial approach to fossil hunting is just what you...More

1  Thank Lee E
Reviewed 11 March 2018

We arranged a 3 hour fossil walk with Chris from Charmouth for a party of 8 and I have to say it was about as much fun as I have had in a long time! We had four well armed children with hammers and goggles...More

1  Thank Andrew B
Reviewed 13 January 2018

Three of us did the private walk with Chris. His introductory talk lasting about 30 minutes was very interesting and most important he showed us samples of what could be found on the beach so we had a good idea what to look for and...More

1  Thank BrianBournemouth
View more reviews
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
Mandy V
15 August 2016|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from Vicky F | Reviewed this property |
There were dogs when we went in May, but it wasn't the height if summer wen some beaches ban them...why not email Chris and ask?!
Trevor W
9 August 2016|
Response from daniel p | Reviewed this property |
Hi. All times are listed on the website and the cost is £5 per head over the age of four yrs, also check the tide times too. you'll be out and about for a couple of hours either walking on soft sand or on medium to large... More
5 May 2016|
Response from Tripping73 | Reviewed this property |
Search on Tripadvisor for things to do in Charmouth and you'll see his details.