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We have over ten years of experience taking small groups out fossil hunting on the Jurassic coast of Lyme Regis and Charmouth. We take all age groups and you will find some fossils.

The Guides
Nigel Clarke: Nigel is an established author with numerous publications printed about the Jurassic coast. He regularly contributes to magazines and journals and has appeared on both BBC and ITV talking about the Jurassic coast. A former member of the local Coastguard team and an expert on the local shipwrecks that dot the sea bed of Lyme Bay. Nigel also undertakes public lectures and talks about the fossil and shipwrecks of the Jurassic coast. For further details please contact . (
James Thomas
James is an award winning retired local teacher and former coxswain of Lyme Regis Life Boat. James has a wide knowledge of the geology and fossils of the Jurassic coast and has taken many field trips exploring the geography of the area.
James Carrol
James is a local leading paleontologist and has extensive knowledge of the beaches and fossil to be found in the  cliffs and ledges of the Jurassic coast. He has a huge collection of locally found fossils and is a professional restorer and preparer of locally found fossils. He also has a huge pet lizard in his lounge which looks just like a small dinosaur. You can arrange for Jame's to clean and prep any fossil found the walk.
Private Fossil Hunting Walks
We take the walks form either Lyme Regis or Charmouth and meet near the beach at both locations. If you are staying at a hotel or accommodation near the beach we can meet you at the address. We can also arrange to meet at Cafe or restaurant to give a brief pre- talk about the fossils before going on the beach.
The Cost
The cost of a private fossil walk is £95 which includes a group of up to 10 people.
(If you have a group greater than this please let us know)
Well behaved dogs are welcome but we do need to know in advance as some beaches are restricted in summer months,  for dog access.
What do you need?
Please make sure you have good foot ware. Trainers and walking boots are fine.
If we are forced to cancel a walk. (This is normally due to the weather there is no fee).
If you have to cancel please let us know as soon as possible, so we can arrange to take another client. Please arrive on time as while we can wait......but the tide does not and this can cause a curtailment of the fossil hunting.
To book a fossil walk please contact me the mail: send a text to  07808 321438. Please state when you would like to go on a fossil hunt. I can then check the time of tides and I will send you details.
The Cost
A guided fossil hunting walk takes 2 hours and the charge is £95 which is payable on the day (as if we have to cancel due to extreme weather it saves processing a refund).
The booking fee covers a group of upto 10 people. (For larger groups please let me know)

Fossil Hunting Walks From Charmouth
Charmouth nestles between two cliffs. To the west the vast mudslides of Black Ven and to the east the towering upright cliffs of Stonebarrow, with Golden Cap in the distance (the highest point on the south coast). There are three large car parks at Charmouth a fossil shop, cafe, toilets and the Charmouth Heritage Centre.

Fossil Walks from Lyme Regis
Lyme Regis is a bustling coastal town with an ancient harbour (The Cobb) dating back to medieval period. There are lots of cafes, pubs and five fossil shops. The Lyme Regis museum has an extensive section on the local fossils and a very impressive display about Mary Anning. The walks can either go to the east and explorer the cliffs and eastern part of Black Ven or to the west and a visit to the "Ammonite Grave Yard" and the ledges and rock pools of Monmouth Beach.

Educational Students & Large Groups
We take out large groups but the more information you can give us the more we can structure the fossil hunting to your needs.  James Thomas has taught Geography and Geology to A level and is very experienced to the needs of school groups.  All our guides have qualifications in and hand on experience in Palaeontology. We have taken out small children to retired trekking groups.

The Fossil Hunter's Kit Box contains all you will need for a days fossil hunting a laminated indentification chart, area fossil map, Stainless steel fossil hammer, safety goggles and a 34 page guide to the Jurassic Coast. The cost posted any where in the UK is £25.00. (I can include an extra hammer if required). I can send a Paypal invoice