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Wren’s Nest, Shropshire – GEOLOGICAL AND FOSSIL FIELD TRIP

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The Wren’s Nest National Nature Reserve is an area of nature reserve to the northeast of Dudley in the West Midlands. It was designated as a National Nature Reserve in 1956 because of its exceptional geological and paleontological features of Silurian age. It is also a SSSI.


* Suitable for children 6+ (All children must be acompanied by an adult).
* HIGH VISIBILITY VESTS or jacket essential. We do not provide these, but you can add these when ordering if needed.


MEMBERS ONLY: SIGN UP FOR  A MEMBERSHIP you can then join any of our many events throughout the year for FREE! with many other benefits, see; subscriptions. After signing up, you can use your membercode to book this event free of charge.







UKAFH is a professional non-profit organisation with the aim of encouraging safe and sensible collecting and educating the next generation. Our highly experienced leaders are all volunteers, who dedicated their time to be able to run these events for you and ensure UKAFH continues to be able to what we do best, provide a family friendly fossil hunting group. All our leaders are first aid trained, highly skilled in what they do, and fossil enthusiasts themselves. All funds from events are used to run UKAFH, cover public liability insurance, and the day to day running. We ask that all members and attendees appreciate and respect leaders roles, and understand that without them, these events could not happen.






Please download and read the RISK ASSESSMENT Document


Please download and read the PPE POLICY Document


We try to keep most events to a 11am till 4pm schedule, but final times may vary depending on tide times and working around quarries. We will always advice start time and where to meet well in advance of the event. 


Please note, many of our locations will not have toilet facilities, water, or other amenities. 




FAQ 


Can I bring a younger child?


We are sorry, but to comply with insurance cover and to ensure the safety of the event, we do not allow any exceptions. 


Can I book over the phone?


Unfortunately, as terms and conditions and waivers need to be signed, we can only accept bookings online. 


Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?


This will greatly help us and speed things up, but leaders will have a list of those attending on the day.


I have a question not listed?


Please contact us on 01502 725205 (Mon-Fri 8am-3pm).


What happens if I can’t make it on time or get to the venue?


You need to contact us urgently. If this is within a few days of the event, call us on 01502 725205 (Mon-Fri 8am till 4pm), if it is on the day or a couple of days before, contact the leader in the final confirmation email detailing where to meet and times. We cannot guarenete we can wait for you, but where possible, we will try.


Are toilets nearby?


Most events will not have access to toliets. The best places to find fossils are mostly areas away from built up areas, and tend to be quite remote. There are a few exceptions where toliets are close by, but it is best to presume they wont be available.


What happens if the event is cancelled?


We try very hard to avoid having to cancel, but if an event needs to be cancelled due to adverse weather conditons or unforeseen circansances, we will notify you immediately.

Charmouth, Dorset – GEOLOGICAL AND FOSSIL FIELD TRIP

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The Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site is one of the most famous and most popular Jurassic locations in the world, yielding plenty of fossils for the thousands that come collecting every year. And Charmouth is at the heart of it all. This geological guide features both the cliffs of Black Ven and Stonebarrow, and information on the local area of Charmouth.


* Suitable for children 6+ (All children must be acompanied by an adult).
* HARD HATS (No Cycle Helmets), and HIGH VISIBILITY VESTS or jacket essential. We do not provide these, but you can add these when ordering if needed.


MEMBERS ONLY: SIGN UP FOR  A MEMBERSHIP you can then join any of our many events throughout the year for FREE! with many other benefits, see; subscriptions. After signing up, you can use your membercode to book this event free of charge.







UKAFH is a professional non-profit organisation with the aim of encouraging safe and sensible collecting and educating the next generation. Our highly experienced leaders are all volunteers, who dedicated their time to be able to run these events for you and ensure UKAFH continues to be able to what we do best, provide a family friendly fossil hunting group. All our leaders are first aid trained, highly skilled in what they do, and fossil enthusiasts themselves. All funds from events are used to run UKAFH, cover public liability insurance, and the day to day running. We ask that all members and attendees appreciate and respect leaders roles, and understand that without them, these events could not happen.






Please download and read the RISK ASSESSMENT Document


Please download and read the PPE POLICY Document


We try to keep most events to a 11am till 4pm schedule, but final times may vary depending on tide times and working around quarries. We will always advice start time and where to meet well in advance of the event. 


Please note, many of our locations will not have toilet facilities, water, or other amenities. 




FAQ 


Can I bring a younger child?


We are sorry, but to comply with insurance cover and to ensure the safety of the event, we do not allow any exceptions. 


Can I book over the phone?


Unfortunately, as terms and conditions and waivers need to be signed, we can only accept bookings online. 


Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?


This will greatly help us and speed things up, but leaders will have a list of those attending on the day.


I have a question not listed?


Please contact us on 01502 725205 (Mon-Fri 8am-3pm).


What happens if I can’t make it on time or get to the venue?


You need to contact us urgently. If this is within a few days of the event, call us on 01502 725205 (Mon-Fri 8am till 4pm), if it is on the day or a couple of days before, contact the leader in the final confirmation email detailing where to meet and times. We cannot guarenete we can wait for you, but where possible, we will try.


Are toilets nearby?


Most events will not have access to toliets. The best places to find fossils are mostly areas away from built up areas, and tend to be quite remote. There are a few exceptions where toliets are close by, but it is best to presume they wont be available.


What happens if the event is cancelled?


We try very hard to avoid having to cancel, but if an event needs to be cancelled due to adverse weather conditons or unforeseen circansances, we will notify you immediately.

Sutherndown, South Wales – GEOLOGICAL AND FOSSIL FIELD TRIP

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Southerndown is a Jurassic coastal location that closely resembles the classic Lias sites of Somerset. The early Blue Lias is mostly thickly bedded limestones, with thin shale bands. The limestones are full of bivalves, with occasional ammonites. They sometimes also yield reptile remains and fish.


* Suitable for children 6+ (All children must be acompanied by an adult).
* HARD HATS (No Cycle Helmets), and HIGH VISIBILITY VESTS or jacket essential. We do not provide these, but you can add these when ordering if needed.


MEMBERS ONLY: SIGN UP FOR  A MEMBERSHIP you can then join any of our many events throughout the year for FREE! with many other benefits, see; subscriptions. After signing up, you can use your membercode to book this event free of charge.







UKAFH is a professional non-profit organisation with the aim of encouraging safe and sensible collecting and educating the next generation. Our highly experienced leaders are all volunteers, who dedicated their time to be able to run these events for you and ensure UKAFH continues to be able to what we do best, provide a family friendly fossil hunting group. All our leaders are first aid trained, highly skilled in what they do, and fossil enthusiasts themselves. All funds from events are used to run UKAFH, cover public liability insurance, and the day to day running. We ask that all members and attendees appreciate and respect leaders roles, and understand that without them, these events could not happen.






Please download and read the RISK ASSESSMENT Document


Please download and read the PPE POLICY Document


We try to keep most events to a 11am till 4pm schedule, but final times may vary depending on tide times and working around quarries. We will always advice start time and where to meet well in advance of the event. 


Please note, many of our locations will not have toilet facilities, water, or other amenities. 




FAQ 


Can I bring a younger child?


We are sorry, but to comply with insurance cover and to ensure the safety of the event, we do not allow any exceptions. 


Can I book over the phone?


Unfortunately, as terms and conditions and waivers need to be signed, we can only accept bookings online. 


Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?


This will greatly help us and speed things up, but leaders will have a list of those attending on the day.


I have a question not listed?


Please contact us on 01502 725205 (Mon-Fri 8am-3pm).


What happens if I can’t make it on time or get to the venue?


You need to contact us urgently. If this is within a few days of the event, call us on 01502 725205 (Mon-Fri 8am till 4pm), if it is on the day or a couple of days before, contact the leader in the final confirmation email detailing where to meet and times. We cannot guarenete we can wait for you, but where possible, we will try.


Are toilets nearby?


Most events will not have access to toliets. The best places to find fossils are mostly areas away from built up areas, and tend to be quite remote. There are a few exceptions where toliets are close by, but it is best to presume they wont be available.


What happens if the event is cancelled?


We try very hard to avoid having to cancel, but if an event needs to be cancelled due to adverse weather conditons or unforeseen circansances, we will notify you immediately.

Herne Bay, Kent – GEOLOGICAL AND FOSSIL FIELD TRIP

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Beltinge (Herne Bay) is one of the most popular locations for collecting sharks’ teeth in the UK, especially for international visitors. You can usually find teeth all year round, but this location is best visited during extremely low tides, such as spring tides. At these times, fossil hunters across the UK and Europe flock to Herne Bay to visit its highly fossiliferous beds.


* Suitable for children 6+ (All children must be acompanied by an adult).
* HIGH VISIBILITY VESTS or jacket essential. We do not provide these, but you can add these when ordering if needed.


MEMBERS ONLY: SIGN UP FOR  A MEMBERSHIP you can then join any of our many events throughout the year for FREE! with many other benefits, see; subscriptions. After signing up, you can use your membercode to book this event free of charge.







UKAFH is a professional non-profit organisation with the aim of encouraging safe and sensible collecting and educating the next generation. Our highly experienced leaders are all volunteers, who dedicated their time to be able to run these events for you and ensure UKAFH continues to be able to what we do best, provide a family friendly fossil hunting group. All our leaders are first aid trained, highly skilled in what they do, and fossil enthusiasts themselves. All funds from events are used to run UKAFH, cover public liability insurance, and the day to day running. We ask that all members and attendees appreciate and respect leaders roles, and understand that without them, these events could not happen.






Please download and read the RISK ASSESSMENT Document


Please download and read the PPE POLICY Document


We try to keep most events to a 11am till 4pm schedule, but final times may vary depending on tide times and working around quarries. We will always advice start time and where to meet well in advance of the event. 


Please note, many of our locations will not have toilet facilities, water, or other amenities. 




FAQ 


Can I bring a younger child?


We are sorry, but to comply with insurance cover and to ensure the safety of the event, we do not allow any exceptions. 


Can I book over the phone?


Unfortunately, as terms and conditions and waivers need to be signed, we can only accept bookings online. 


Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?


This will greatly help us and speed things up, but leaders will have a list of those attending on the day.


I have a question not listed?


Please contact us on 01502 725205 (Mon-Fri 8am-3pm).


What happens if I can’t make it on time or get to the venue?


You need to contact us urgently. If this is within a few days of the event, call us on 01502 725205 (Mon-Fri 8am till 4pm), if it is on the day or a couple of days before, contact the leader in the final confirmation email detailing where to meet and times. We cannot guarenete we can wait for you, but where possible, we will try.


Are toilets nearby?


Most events will not have access to toliets. The best places to find fossils are mostly areas away from built up areas, and tend to be quite remote. There are a few exceptions where toliets are close by, but it is best to presume they wont be available.


What happens if the event is cancelled?


We try very hard to avoid having to cancel, but if an event needs to be cancelled due to adverse weather conditons or unforeseen circansances, we will notify you immediately.

Sandsend, Yorkshire – GEOLOGICAL AND FOSSIL FIELD TRIP

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This trip is part of a weekend event, if you would like to attend both Saturday and Sunday field trips in Yorkshire please sign up for both events separately.


At Sandsend, the Upper Lias, especially the shales on the foreshore, yield the odd ammonite, along with ichthyosaur bones and other reptiles. In fact, Sandsend is quite famous for reptiles, especially after cliff falls.


* Suitable for children 6+ (All children must be acompanied by an adult).
* HARD HATS (No Cycle Helmets), and HIGH VISIBILITY VESTS or jacket essential. We do not provide these, but you can add these when ordering if needed.


MEMBERS ONLY: SIGN UP FOR  A MEMBERSHIP you can then join any of our many events throughout the year for FREE! with many other benefits, see; subscriptions. After signing up, you can use your membercode to book this event free of charge.







UKAFH is a professional non-profit organisation with the aim of encouraging safe and sensible collecting and educating the next generation. Our highly experienced leaders are all volunteers, who dedicated their time to be able to run these events for you and ensure UKAFH continues to be able to what we do best, provide a family friendly fossil hunting group. All our leaders are first aid trained, highly skilled in what they do, and fossil enthusiasts themselves. All funds from events are used to run UKAFH, cover public liability insurance, and the day to day running. We ask that all members and attendees appreciate and respect leaders roles, and understand that without them, these events could not happen.






Please download and read the RISK ASSESSMENT Document


Please download and read the PPE POLICY Document


We try to keep most events to a 11am till 4pm schedule, but final times may vary depending on tide times and working around quarries. We will always advice start time and where to meet well in advance of the event. 


Please note, many of our locations will not have toilet facilities, water, or other amenities. 




FAQ 


Can I bring a younger child?


We are sorry, but to comply with insurance cover and to ensure the safety of the event, we do not allow any exceptions. 


Can I book over the phone?


Unfortunately, as terms and conditions and waivers need to be signed, we can only accept bookings online. 


Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?


This will greatly help us and speed things up, but leaders will have a list of those attending on the day.


I have a question not listed?


Please contact us on 01502 725205 (Mon-Fri 8am-3pm).


What happens if I can’t make it on time or get to the venue?


You need to contact us urgently. If this is within a few days of the event, call us on 01502 725205 (Mon-Fri 8am till 4pm), if it is on the day or a couple of days before, contact the leader in the final confirmation email detailing where to meet and times. We cannot guarenete we can wait for you, but where possible, we will try.


Are toilets nearby?


Most events will not have access to toliets. The best places to find fossils are mostly areas away from built up areas, and tend to be quite remote. There are a few exceptions where toliets are close by, but it is best to presume they wont be available.


What happens if the event is cancelled?


We try very hard to avoid having to cancel, but if an event needs to be cancelled due to adverse weather conditons or unforeseen circansances, we will notify you immediately.

Saltwick Bay, Yorkshire – GEOLOGICAL AND FOSSIL FIELD TRIP

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This trip is part of a weekend event, if you would like to attend both Saturday and Sunday field trips in Yorkshire please sign up for both events separately.


Saltwick Bay yields many ammonites, reptiles and shells, and is also famous for jet, which is a type of lignite and considered to be a minor gemstone and popular for jewellery. Ammonites are often found in nodules, which are easy to split and found along the foreshore.


* Suitable for children 6+ (All children must be acompanied by an adult).
* HARD HATS (No Cycle Helmets), and HIGH VISIBILITY VESTS or jacket essential. We do not provide these, but you can add these when ordering if needed.


MEMBERS ONLY: SIGN UP FOR  A MEMBERSHIP you can then join any of our many events throughout the year for FREE! with many other benefits, see; subscriptions. After signing up, you can use your membercode to book this event free of charge.







UKAFH is a professional non-profit organisation with the aim of encouraging safe and sensible collecting and educating the next generation. Our highly experienced leaders are all volunteers, who dedicated their time to be able to run these events for you and ensure UKAFH continues to be able to what we do best, provide a family friendly fossil hunting group. All our leaders are first aid trained, highly skilled in what they do, and fossil enthusiasts themselves. All funds from events are used to run UKAFH, cover public liability insurance, and the day to day running. We ask that all members and attendees appreciate and respect leaders roles, and understand that without them, these events could not happen.






Please download and read the RISK ASSESSMENT Document


Please download and read the PPE POLICY Document


We try to keep most events to a 11am till 4pm schedule, but final times may vary depending on tide times and working around quarries. We will always advice start time and where to meet well in advance of the event. 


Please note, many of our locations will not have toilet facilities, water, or other amenities. 




FAQ 


Can I bring a younger child?


We are sorry, but to comply with insurance cover and to ensure the safety of the event, we do not allow any exceptions. 


Can I book over the phone?


Unfortunately, as terms and conditions and waivers need to be signed, we can only accept bookings online. 


Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?


This will greatly help us and speed things up, but leaders will have a list of those attending on the day.


I have a question not listed?


Please contact us on 01502 725205 (Mon-Fri 8am-3pm).


What happens if I can’t make it on time or get to the venue?


You need to contact us urgently. If this is within a few days of the event, call us on 01502 725205 (Mon-Fri 8am till 4pm), if it is on the day or a couple of days before, contact the leader in the final confirmation email detailing where to meet and times. We cannot guarenete we can wait for you, but where possible, we will try.


Are toilets nearby?


Most events will not have access to toliets. The best places to find fossils are mostly areas away from built up areas, and tend to be quite remote. There are a few exceptions where toliets are close by, but it is best to presume they wont be available.


What happens if the event is cancelled?


We try very hard to avoid having to cancel, but if an event needs to be cancelled due to adverse weather conditons or unforeseen circansances, we will notify you immediately.

Barton on Sea, Hampshire – GEOLOGICAL AND FOSSIL FIELD TRIP

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The Barton Clay at Barton on Sea is famous for its hundreds of different species of shells, in particular, its gastropods. The beds are also rich in sharks’ teeth, fish and mammal remains. Sharks’ teeth at Barton can be picked up from the foreshore making this location ideal for all the family. Sharks’ teeth are regularly found and are often easier to find in the shingle of the foreshore, particularly just beyond the sea defences. These come from beds that also contain many other fish remains, such as pieces of jaw, which can also be found scattered across the beach in the sand and single. This bed continues upwards at Highcliff to the middle of the cliff, although these are quite poorly slipped.


* Suitable for children 6+ (All children must be acompanied by an adult).
* HIGH VISIBILITY VESTS or jacket essential. We do not provide these, but you can add these when ordering if needed.


MEMBERS ONLY: SIGN UP FOR  A MEMBERSHIP you can then join any of our many events throughout the year for FREE! with many other benefits, see; subscriptions. After signing up, you can use your membercode to book this event free of charge.







UKAFH is a professional non-profit organisation with the aim of encouraging safe and sensible collecting and educating the next generation. Our highly experienced leaders are all volunteers, who dedicated their time to be able to run these events for you and ensure UKAFH continues to be able to what we do best, provide a family friendly fossil hunting group. All our leaders are first aid trained, highly skilled in what they do, and fossil enthusiasts themselves. All funds from events are used to run UKAFH, cover public liability insurance, and the day to day running. We ask that all members and attendees appreciate and respect leaders roles, and understand that without them, these events could not happen.






Please download and read the RISK ASSESSMENT Document


Please download and read the PPE POLICY Document


We try to keep most events to a 11am till 4pm schedule, but final times may vary depending on tide times and working around quarries. We will always advice start time and where to meet well in advance of the event. 


Please note, many of our locations will not have toilet facilities, water, or other amenities. 




FAQ 


Can I bring a younger child?


We are sorry, but to comply with insurance cover and to ensure the safety of the event, we do not allow any exceptions. 


Can I book over the phone?


Unfortunately, as terms and conditions and waivers need to be signed, we can only accept bookings online. 


Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?


This will greatly help us and speed things up, but leaders will have a list of those attending on the day.


I have a question not listed?


Please contact us on 01502 725205 (Mon-Fri 8am-3pm).


What happens if I can’t make it on time or get to the venue?


You need to contact us urgently. If this is within a few days of the event, call us on 01502 725205 (Mon-Fri 8am till 4pm), if it is on the day or a couple of days before, contact the leader in the final confirmation email detailing where to meet and times. We cannot guarenete we can wait for you, but where possible, we will try.


Are toilets nearby?


Most events will not have access to toliets. The best places to find fossils are mostly areas away from built up areas, and tend to be quite remote. There are a few exceptions where toliets are close by, but it is best to presume they wont be available.


What happens if the event is cancelled?


We try very hard to avoid having to cancel, but if an event needs to be cancelled due to adverse weather conditons or unforeseen circansances, we will notify you immediately.

Much Wenlock, Shropshire – GEOLOGICAL AND FOSSIL FIELD TRIP

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Many Silurian fossils, such as crinoid pieces, corals and brachiopods, can be collected at this National Trust managed limestone escarpment. The tourist information centre and museum in Much Wenlock is also worth a visit to learn a little more about the location and to view fossils from the area.


* Suitable for children 6+ (All children must be acompanied by an adult).
* HIGH VISIBILITY VESTS or jacket essential. We do not provide these, but you can add these when ordering if needed.


MEMBERS ONLY: SIGN UP FOR  A MEMBERSHIP you can then join any of our many events throughout the year for FREE! with many other benefits, see; subscriptions. After signing up, you can use your membercode to book this event free of charge.







UKAFH is a professional non-profit organisation with the aim of encouraging safe and sensible collecting and educating the next generation. Our highly experienced leaders are all volunteers, who dedicated their time to be able to run these events for you and ensure UKAFH continues to be able to what we do best, provide a family friendly fossil hunting group. All our leaders are first aid trained, highly skilled in what they do, and fossil enthusiasts themselves. All funds from events are used to run UKAFH, cover public liability insurance, and the day to day running. We ask that all members and attendees appreciate and respect leaders roles, and understand that without them, these events could not happen.






Please download and read the RISK ASSESSMENT Document


Please download and read the PPE POLICY Document


We try to keep most events to a 11am till 4pm schedule, but final times may vary depending on tide times and working around quarries. We will always advice start time and where to meet well in advance of the event. 


Please note, many of our locations will not have toilet facilities, water, or other amenities. 




FAQ 


Can I bring a younger child?


We are sorry, but to comply with insurance cover and to ensure the safety of the event, we do not allow any exceptions. 


Can I book over the phone?


Unfortunately, as terms and conditions and waivers need to be signed, we can only accept bookings online. 


Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?


This will greatly help us and speed things up, but leaders will have a list of those attending on the day.


I have a question not listed?


Please contact us on 01502 725205 (Mon-Fri 8am-3pm).


What happens if I can’t make it on time or get to the venue?


You need to contact us urgently. If this is within a few days of the event, call us on 01502 725205 (Mon-Fri 8am till 4pm), if it is on the day or a couple of days before, contact the leader in the final confirmation email detailing where to meet and times. We cannot guarenete we can wait for you, but where possible, we will try.


Are toilets nearby?


Most events will not have access to toliets. The best places to find fossils are mostly areas away from built up areas, and tend to be quite remote. There are a few exceptions where toliets are close by, but it is best to presume they wont be available.


What happens if the event is cancelled?


We try very hard to avoid having to cancel, but if an event needs to be cancelled due to adverse weather conditons or unforeseen circansances, we will notify you immediately.

Monmouth Beach, Dorset – GEOLOGICAL FOSSIL FIELD TRIP

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There are similar zones at Chippel Bay to the Lias of Church Cliffs. Ammonites and reptile remains can be found on the foreshore, but you need a good scour to find any decent fossils. Bones of ichthyosaurs and other reptiles can be found on the foreshore. These are fairly rare and beach scouring is often needed to be successful. They come from a bed that is beneath the level of the beach, so you will not be able to find these by directly digging into the cliffs. The hard limestone from the Blue Lias contains many ammonites and, sometimes, very large, complete nautiluses. The ammonites and nautiluses can reach over 0.5m in diameter. In fact, some of the largest and best Blue Lias finds have come from Chippel Bay. However, this bed is extremely hard and a cliff fall is required to find anything. Trace fossils and worn parts of ammonites scatter the beach (especially Psiloceras and Coroniceras). Within the limestone bands, brachiopods (Calcirhynchia calcarea) and oysters (Gryphaea arcuata) can be found.


* Suitable for children 6+ (All children must be acompanied by an adult).
* HARD HATS (Not Cycle Helmits), HIGH VISIBILITY VESTS or jacket essential. We do not provide these, but you can add these when ordering if needed.


MEMBERS ONLY: SIGN UP FOR  A MEMBERSHIP you can then join any of our many events throughout the year for FREE! with many other benefits, see; subscriptions. After signing up, you can use your membercode to book this event free of charge.







UKAFH is a professional non-profit organisation with the aim of encouraging safe and sensible collecting and educating the next generation. Our highly experienced leaders are all volunteers, who dedicated their time to be able to run these events for you and ensure UKAFH continues to be able to what we do best, provide a family friendly fossil hunting group. All our leaders are first aid trained, highly skilled in what they do, and fossil enthusiasts themselves. All funds from events are used to run UKAFH, cover public liability insurance, and the day to day running. We ask that all members and attendees appreciate and respect leaders roles, and understand that without them, these events could not happen.






Please download and read the RISK ASSESSMENT Document


Please download and read the PPE POLICY Document


We try to keep most events to a 11am till 4pm schedule, but final times may vary depending on tide times and working around quarries. We will always advice start time and where to meet well in advance of the event. 


Please note, many of our locations will not have toilet facilities, water, or other amenities. 




FAQ 


Can I bring a younger child?


We are sorry, but to comply with insurance cover and to ensure the safety of the event, we do not allow any exceptions. 


Can I book over the phone?


Unfortunately, as terms and conditions and waivers need to be signed, we can only accept bookings online. 


Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?


This will greatly help us and speed things up, but leaders will have a list of those attending on the day.


I have a question not listed?


Please contact us on 01502 725205 (Mon-Fri 8am-3pm).


What happens if I can’t make it on time or get to the venue?


You need to contact us urgently. If this is within a few days of the event, call us on 01502 725205 (Mon-Fri 8am till 4pm), if it is on the day or a couple of days before, contact the leader in the final confirmation email detailing where to meet and times. We cannot guarenete we can wait for you, but where possible, we will try.


Are toilets nearby?


Most events will not have access to toliets. The best places to find fossils are mostly areas away from built up areas, and tend to be quite remote. There are a few exceptions where toliets are close by, but it is best to presume they wont be available.


What happens if the event is cancelled?


We try very hard to avoid having to cancel, but if an event needs to be cancelled due to adverse weather conditons or unforeseen circansances, we will notify you immediately.

Caistor St Edmonds, Norfolk- GEOLOGICAL AND FOSSIL FIELD TRIP

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The Caistor St Edmund quarry in Norfolk is particularly good for fish remains, which can be found in the lower beds. Echinoids, brachiopods and bivalves are also common here, along with sponges from the flint spoil heaps.


* NOT Suitable for children
* HARD HAT and HIGH VISIBILITY VESTS or jacket essential.


MEMBERS ONLY: SIGN UP FOR  A MEMBERSHIP you can then join any of our many events throughout the year for FREE! with many other benefits, see; subscriptions. After signing up, you can use your membercode to book this event free of charge.







UKAFH is a professional non-profit organisation with the aim of encouraging safe and sensible collecting and educating the next generation. Our highly experienced leaders are all volunteers, who dedicated their time to be able to run these events for you and ensure UKAFH continues to be able to what we do best, provide a family friendly fossil hunting group. All our leaders are first aid trained, highly skilled in what they do, and fossil enthusiasts themselves. All funds from events are used to run UKAFH, cover public liability insurance, and the day to day running. We ask that all members and attendees appreciate and respect leaders roles, and understand that without them, these events could not happen.






Please download and read the RISK ASSESSMENT Document


Please download and read the PPE POLICY Document


We try to keep most events to a 11am till 4pm schedule, but final times may vary depending on tide times and working around quarries. We will always advice start time and where to meet well in advance of the event. 


Please note, many of our locations will not have toilet facilities, water, or other amenities. 




FAQ 


Can I bring a younger child?


We are sorry, but to comply with insurance cover and to ensure the safety of the event, we do not allow any exceptions. 


Can I book over the phone?


Unfortunately, as terms and conditions and waivers need to be signed, we can only accept bookings online. 


Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?


This will greatly help us and speed things up, but leaders will have a list of those attending on the day.


I have a question not listed?


Please contact us on 01502 725205 (Mon-Fri 8am-3pm).


What happens if I can’t make it on time or get to the venue?


You need to contact us urgently. If this is within a few days of the event, call us on 01502 725205 (Mon-Fri 8am till 4pm), if it is on the day or a couple of days before, contact the leader in the final confirmation email detailing where to meet and times. We cannot guarenete we can wait for you, but where possible, we will try.


Are toilets nearby?


Most events will not have access to toliets. The best places to find fossils are mostly areas away from built up areas, and tend to be quite remote. There are a few exceptions where toliets are close by, but it is best to presume they wont be available.


What happens if the event is cancelled?


We try very hard to avoid having to cancel, but if an event needs to be cancelled due to adverse weather conditons or unforeseen circansances, we will notify you immediately.

Eastbourne, East Sussex – GEOLOGICAL FOSSIL FIELD TRIP

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This location is highly fossiliferous, with chalk packed with ammonites, echinoids, brachiopods, bivalves and crinoids. This is one of the best chalk locations in the UK and is full of surprises. It is highly recommended to all fossil hunters who love the chalk.


MEMBERS ONLY: SIGN UP FOR  A MEMBERSHIP you can then join any of our many events throughout the year for FREE! with many other benefits, see; subscriptions. After signing up, you can use your membercode to book this event free of charge.







UKAFH is a professional non-profit organisation with the aim of encouraging safe and sensible collecting and educating the next generation. Our highly experienced leaders are all volunteers, who dedicated their time to be able to run these events for you and ensure UKAFH continues to be able to what we do best, provide a family friendly fossil hunting group. All our leaders are first aid trained, highly skilled in what they do, and fossil enthusiasts themselves. All funds from events are used to run UKAFH, cover public liability insurance, and the day to day running. We ask that all members and attendees appreciate and respect leaders roles, and understand that without them, these events could not happen.






Please download and read the RISK ASSESSMENT Document


Please download and read the PPE POLICY Document


We try to keep most events to a 11am till 4pm schedule, but final times may vary depending on tide times and working around quarries. We will always advice start time and where to meet well in advance of the event. 


Please note, many of our locations will not have toilet facilities, water, or other amenities. 




FAQ 


Can I bring a younger child?


We are sorry, but to comply with insurance cover and to ensure the safety of the event, we do not allow any exceptions. 


Can I book over the phone?


Unfortunately, as terms and conditions and waivers need to be signed, we can only accept bookings online. 


Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?


This will greatly help us and speed things up, but leaders will have a list of those attending on the day.


I have a question not listed?


Please contact us on 01502 725205 (Mon-Fri 8am-3pm).


What happens if I can’t make it on time or get to the venue?


You need to contact us urgently. If this is within a few days of the event, call us on 01502 725205 (Mon-Fri 8am till 4pm), if it is on the day or a couple of days before, contact the leader in the final confirmation email detailing where to meet and times. We cannot guarenete we can wait for you, but where possible, we will try.


Are toilets nearby?


Most events will not have access to toliets. The best places to find fossils are mostly areas away from built up areas, and tend to be quite remote. There are a few exceptions where toliets are close by, but it is best to presume they wont be available.


What happens if the event is cancelled?


We try very hard to avoid having to cancel, but if an event needs to be cancelled due to adverse weather conditons or unforeseen circansances, we will notify you immediately.

Samphire Hoe, Kent – GEOLOGICAL AND FOSSIL FIELD TRIP

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The Lower Chalk exposed at Samphire Hoe is highly fossiliferous. Brachiopods are most commonly found, with corals, urchins, ammonites, sharks’ teeth and more also present. Microfossils are extremely abundant within the chalk and can be extracted relatively easily from rock samples taken home.


* Suitable for children 6+ (All children must be acompanied by a paying adult).
* HIGH VISIBILITY VESTS or jacket essential.


MEMBERS ONLY: SIGN UP FOR  A MEMBERSHIP you can then join any of our many events throughout the year for FREE! with many other benefits, see; subscriptions. After signing up, you can use your membercode to book this event free of charge.







UKAFH is a professional non-profit organisation with the aim of encouraging safe and sensible collecting and educating the next generation. Our highly experienced leaders are all volunteers, who dedicated their time to be able to run these events for you and ensure UKAFH continues to be able to what we do best, provide a family friendly fossil hunting group. All our leaders are first aid trained, highly skilled in what they do, and fossil enthusiasts themselves. All funds from events are used to run UKAFH, cover public liability insurance, and the day to day running. We ask that all members and attendees appreciate and respect leaders roles, and understand that without them, these events could not happen.








Please download and read the RISK ASSESSMENT Document


Please download and read the PPE POLICY Document


We try to keep most events to a 11am till 4pm schedule, but final times may vary depending on tide times and working around quarries. We will always advice start time and where to meet well in advance of the event. 


Please note, many of our locations will not have toilet facilities, water, or other amenities. 




FAQ 


Can I bring a younger child?


We are sorry, but to comply with insurance cover and to ensure the safety of the event, we do not allow any exceptions. 


Can I book over the phone?


Unfortunately, as terms and conditions and waivers need to be signed, we can only accept bookings online. 


Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?


This will greatly help us and speed things up, but leaders will have a list of those attending on the day.


I have a question not listed?


Please contact us on 01502 725205 (Mon-Fri 8am-3pm).


What happens if I can’t make it on time or get to the venue?


You need to contact us urgently. If this is within a few days of the event, call us on 01502 725205 (Mon-Fri 8am till 4pm), if it is on the day or a couple of days before, contact the leader in the final confirmation email detailing where to meet and times. We cannot guarenete we can wait for you, but where possible, we will try.


Are toilets nearby?


Most events will not have access to toliets. The best places to find fossils are mostly areas away from built up areas, and tend to be quite remote. There are a few exceptions where toliets are close by, but it is best to presume they wont be available.


What happens if the event is cancelled?


We try very hard to avoid having to cancel, but if an event needs to be cancelled due to adverse weather conditons or unforeseen circansances, we will notify you immediately.

Herne Bay, Kent – GEOLOGICAL AND FOSSIL FIELD TRIP

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Beltinge (Herne Bay) is one of the most popular locations for collecting sharks’ teeth in the UK, especially for international visitors. You can usually find teeth all year round, but this location is best visited during extremely low tides, such as spring tides. At these times, fossil hunters across the UK and Europe flock to Herne Bay to visit its highly fossiliferous beds.


* Suitable for children 6+ (All children must be acompanied by an adult).
* HIGH VISIBILITY VESTS or jacket essential. We do not provide these, but you can add these when ordering if needed.


MEMBERS ONLY: SIGN UP FOR  A MEMBERSHIP you can then join any of our many events throughout the year for FREE! with many other benefits, see; subscriptions. After signing up, you can use your membercode to book this event free of charge.







UKAFH is a professional non-profit organisation with the aim of encouraging safe and sensible collecting and educating the next generation. Our highly experienced leaders are all volunteers, who dedicated their time to be able to run these events for you and ensure UKAFH continues to be able to what we do best, provide a family friendly fossil hunting group. All our leaders are first aid trained, highly skilled in what they do, and fossil enthusiasts themselves. All funds from events are used to run UKAFH, cover public liability insurance, and the day to day running. We ask that all members and attendees appreciate and respect leaders roles, and understand that without them, these events could not happen.






Please download and read the RISK ASSESSMENT Document


Please download and read the PPE POLICY Document


We try to keep most events to a 11am till 4pm schedule, but final times may vary depending on tide times and working around quarries. We will always advice start time and where to meet well in advance of the event. 


Please note, many of our locations will not have toilet facilities, water, or other amenities. 




FAQ 


Can I bring a younger child?


We are sorry, but to comply with insurance cover and to ensure the safety of the event, we do not allow any exceptions. 


Can I book over the phone?


Unfortunately, as terms and conditions and waivers need to be signed, we can only accept bookings online. 


Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?


This will greatly help us and speed things up, but leaders will have a list of those attending on the day.


I have a question not listed?


Please contact us on 01502 725205 (Mon-Fri 8am-3pm).


What happens if I can’t make it on time or get to the venue?


You need to contact us urgently. If this is within a few days of the event, call us on 01502 725205 (Mon-Fri 8am till 4pm), if it is on the day or a couple of days before, contact the leader in the final confirmation email detailing where to meet and times. We cannot guarenete we can wait for you, but where possible, we will try.


Are toilets nearby?


Most events will not have access to toliets. The best places to find fossils are mostly areas away from built up areas, and tend to be quite remote. There are a few exceptions where toliets are close by, but it is best to presume they wont be available.


What happens if the event is cancelled?


We try very hard to avoid having to cancel, but if an event needs to be cancelled due to adverse weather conditons or unforeseen circansances, we will notify you immediately.

Ketton Quarry, Lincolnshire – GEOLOGICAL AND FOSSIL FIELD TRIP

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Ketton Quarry is over a mile wide – its size has to be seen to be believed. The rocks here contain ammonites, corals, brachiopods, bivalves, fish and reptile remains, and much, much more. This is a superb location to visit. The quarry has recently been designated SSSI status.


* NOT Suitable for children
* HARD HAT and HIGH VISIBILITY VESTS or jacket essential.


MEMBERS ONLY: SIGN UP FOR  A MEMBERSHIP you can then join any of our many events throughout the year for FREE! with many other benefits, see; subscriptions. After signing up, you can use your membercode to book this event free of charge.







UKAFH is a professional non-profit organisation with the aim of encouraging safe and sensible collecting and educating the next generation. Our highly experienced leaders are all volunteers, who dedicated their time to be able to run these events for you and ensure UKAFH continues to be able to what we do best, provide a family friendly fossil hunting group. All our leaders are first aid trained, highly skilled in what they do, and fossil enthusiasts themselves. All funds from events are used to run UKAFH, cover public liability insurance, and the day to day running. We ask that all members and attendees appreciate and respect leaders roles, and understand that without them, these events could not happen.






Please download and read the RISK ASSESSMENT Document


Please download and read the PPE POLICY Document


We try to keep most events to a 11am till 4pm schedule, but final times may vary depending on tide times and working around quarries. We will always advice start time and where to meet well in advance of the event. 


Please note, many of our locations will not have toilet facilities, water, or other amenities. 




FAQ 


Can I bring a younger child?


We are sorry, but to comply with insurance cover and to ensure the safety of the event, we do not allow any exceptions. 


Can I book over the phone?


Unfortunately, as terms and conditions and waivers need to be signed, we can only accept bookings online. 


Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?


This will greatly help us and speed things up, but leaders will have a list of those attending on the day.


I have a question not listed?


Please contact us on 01502 725205 (Mon-Fri 8am-3pm).


What happens if I can’t make it on time or get to the venue?


You need to contact us urgently. If this is within a few days of the event, call us on 01502 725205 (Mon-Fri 8am till 4pm), if it is on the day or a couple of days before, contact the leader in the final confirmation email detailing where to meet and times. We cannot guarenete we can wait for you, but where possible, we will try.


Are toilets nearby?


Most events will not have access to toliets. The best places to find fossils are mostly areas away from built up areas, and tend to be quite remote. There are a few exceptions where toliets are close by, but it is best to presume they wont be available.


What happens if the event is cancelled?


We try very hard to avoid having to cancel, but if an event needs to be cancelled due to adverse weather conditons or unforeseen circansances, we will notify you immediately.

Abbey Woods, London – GEOLOGICAL AND FOSSIL FIELD TRIP

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Abbey Wood’s highly fossiliferous shell beds are open to the public for digging, with prior permission. The Eocene beds here are extremely rich in fossil sharks’ teeth, fish, mammal and bird remains, and fossil shells. Fossils are best found by onsite sieving, and is often visited by schools and society organised events.


* Suitable for children 6+ (All children must be acompanied by an adult).
* HIGH VISIBILITY VESTS or jacket essential. We do not provide these, but you can add these when ordering if needed.


MEMBERS ONLY: SIGN UP FOR  A MEMBERSHIP you can then join any of our many events throughout the year for FREE! with many other benefits, see; subscriptions. After signing up, you can use your membercode to book this event free of charge.







UKAFH is a professional non-profit organisation with the aim of encouraging safe and sensible collecting and educating the next generation. Our highly experienced leaders are all volunteers, who dedicated their time to be able to run these events for you and ensure UKAFH continues to be able to what we do best, provide a family friendly fossil hunting group. All our leaders are first aid trained, highly skilled in what they do, and fossil enthusiasts themselves. All funds from events are used to run UKAFH, cover public liability insurance, and the day to day running. We ask that all members and attendees appreciate and respect leaders roles, and understand that without them, these events could not happen.






Please download and read the RISK ASSESSMENT Document


Please download and read the PPE POLICY Document


We try to keep most events to a 11am till 4pm schedule, but final times may vary depending on tide times and working around quarries. We will always advice start time and where to meet well in advance of the event. 


Please note, many of our locations will not have toilet facilities, water, or other amenities. 




FAQ 


Can I bring a younger child?


We are sorry, but to comply with insurance cover and to ensure the safety of the event, we do not allow any exceptions. 


Can I book over the phone?


Unfortunately, as terms and conditions and waivers need to be signed, we can only accept bookings online. 


Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?


This will greatly help us and speed things up, but leaders will have a list of those attending on the day.


I have a question not listed?


Please contact us on 01502 725205 (Mon-Fri 8am-3pm).


What happens if I can’t make it on time or get to the venue?


You need to contact us urgently. If this is within a few days of the event, call us on 01502 725205 (Mon-Fri 8am till 4pm), if it is on the day or a couple of days before, contact the leader in the final confirmation email detailing where to meet and times. We cannot guarenete we can wait for you, but where possible, we will try.


Are toilets nearby?


Most events will not have access to toliets. The best places to find fossils are mostly areas away from built up areas, and tend to be quite remote. There are a few exceptions where toliets are close by, but it is best to presume they wont be available.


What happens if the event is cancelled?


We try very hard to avoid having to cancel, but if an event needs to be cancelled due to adverse weather conditons or unforeseen circansances, we will notify you immediately.

Ramsholt, Suffolk – GEOLOGICAL AND FOSSIL FIELD TRIP

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Ramsholt is one of the best locations for fossils in Suffolk, yielding sharks’ teeth, lobsters, fruit and shells from the London Clay, shells, sharks’ teeth from the Red Crag, corals, echinoids from the Coralline, and complete crabs, fish remains and sharks’ teeth from the basement bed.


* Suitable for children 6+ (All children must be acompanied by an adult).
* HIGH VISIBILITY VESTS or jacket essential. We do not provide these, but you can add these when ordering if needed.


MEMBERS ONLY: SIGN UP FOR  A MEMBERSHIP you can then join any of our many events throughout the year for FREE! with many other benefits, see; subscriptions. After signing up, you can use your membercode to book this event free of charge.







UKAFH is a professional non-profit organisation with the aim of encouraging safe and sensible collecting and educating the next generation. Our highly experienced leaders are all volunteers, who dedicated their time to be able to run these events for you and ensure UKAFH continues to be able to what we do best, provide a family friendly fossil hunting group. All our leaders are first aid trained, highly skilled in what they do, and fossil enthusiasts themselves. All funds from events are used to run UKAFH, cover public liability insurance, and the day to day running. We ask that all members and attendees appreciate and respect leaders roles, and understand that without them, these events could not happen.






Please download and read the RISK ASSESSMENT Document


Please download and read the PPE POLICY Document


We try to keep most events to a 11am till 4pm schedule, but final times may vary depending on tide times and working around quarries. We will always advice start time and where to meet well in advance of the event. 


Please note, many of our locations will not have toilet facilities, water, or other amenities. 




FAQ 


Can I bring a younger child?


We are sorry, but to comply with insurance cover and to ensure the safety of the event, we do not allow any exceptions. 


Can I book over the phone?


Unfortunately, as terms and conditions and waivers need to be signed, we can only accept bookings online. 


Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?


This will greatly help us and speed things up, but leaders will have a list of those attending on the day.


I have a question not listed?


Please contact us on 01502 725205 (Mon-Fri 8am-3pm).


What happens if I can’t make it on time or get to the venue?


You need to contact us urgently. If this is within a few days of the event, call us on 01502 725205 (Mon-Fri 8am till 4pm), if it is on the day or a couple of days before, contact the leader in the final confirmation email detailing where to meet and times. We cannot guarenete we can wait for you, but where possible, we will try.


Are toilets nearby?


Most events will not have access to toliets. The best places to find fossils are mostly areas away from built up areas, and tend to be quite remote. There are a few exceptions where toliets are close by, but it is best to presume they wont be available.


What happens if the event is cancelled?


We try very hard to avoid having to cancel, but if an event needs to be cancelled due to adverse weather conditons or unforeseen circansances, we will notify you immediately.

Brook Bay, Isle of Wight – GEOLOGICAL AND FOSSIL FIELD TRIP

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This trip is part of a weekend event, if you would like to attend both Saturday and Sunday field trips on the Isle of Wight please sign up for both events separately.


If you are looking for accommodation on the Isle of Wight we recommend staying at Thorness Bay Holiday Park where many other members will be staying. There will be a palaeontological quiz on the Saturday evening in the Club House, with prizes!


Brook Bay is popular for dinosaur fragments along the beach. Here, many rolled fragments get caught up in the shingle and you can find these remains by simply searching along the foreshore. Other reptile and larger bones can also be found.


* Suitable for children 6+ (All children must be acompanied by an adult).
* HARD HATS (No Cycle Helmets), and HIGH VISIBILITY VESTS or jacket essential. We do not provide these, but you can add these when ordering if needed.


MEMBERS ONLY: SIGN UP FOR  A MEMBERSHIP you can then join any of our many events throughout the year for FREE! with many other benefits, see; subscriptions. After signing up, you can use your membercode to book this event free of charge.







UKAFH is a professional non-profit organisation with the aim of encouraging safe and sensible collecting and educating the next generation. Our highly experienced leaders are all volunteers, who dedicated their time to be able to run these events for you and ensure UKAFH continues to be able to what we do best, provide a family friendly fossil hunting group. All our leaders are first aid trained, highly skilled in what they do, and fossil enthusiasts themselves. All funds from events are used to run UKAFH, cover public liability insurance, and the day to day running. We ask that all members and attendees appreciate and respect leaders roles, and understand that without them, these events could not happen.






Please download and read the RISK ASSESSMENT Document


Please download and read the PPE POLICY Document


We try to keep most events to a 11am till 4pm schedule, but final times may vary depending on tide times and working around quarries. We will always advice start time and where to meet well in advance of the event. 


Please note, many of our locations will not have toilet facilities, water, or other amenities. 




FAQ 


Can I bring a younger child?


We are sorry, but to comply with insurance cover and to ensure the safety of the event, we do not allow any exceptions. 


Can I book over the phone?


Unfortunately, as terms and conditions and waivers need to be signed, we can only accept bookings online. 


Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?


This will greatly help us and speed things up, but leaders will have a list of those attending on the day.


I have a question not listed?


Please contact us on 01502 725205 (Mon-Fri 8am-3pm).


What happens if I can’t make it on time or get to the venue?


You need to contact us urgently. If this is within a few days of the event, call us on 01502 725205 (Mon-Fri 8am till 4pm), if it is on the day or a couple of days before, contact the leader in the final confirmation email detailing where to meet and times. We cannot guarenete we can wait for you, but where possible, we will try.


Are toilets nearby?


Most events will not have access to toliets. The best places to find fossils are mostly areas away from built up areas, and tend to be quite remote. There are a few exceptions where toliets are close by, but it is best to presume they wont be available.


What happens if the event is cancelled?


We try very hard to avoid having to cancel, but if an event needs to be cancelled due to adverse weather conditons or unforeseen circansances, we will notify you immediately.

Lavernock, South Wales – GEOLOGICAL AND FOSSIL FIELD TRIP

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A mixture of Jurassic and Triassic rocks can be seen at Lavernock. Whilst the Jurassic rocks yield ammonites and mollusk’s, the Triassic Rhaetian bone bed similar to Aust yields fish and reptile remains. Fossils to be found here include bones or teeth from marine reptiles, particularly ichthyosaurs and plesiosaurs, ammonites, large gastropods, bivalves and brachiopods.


* Suitable for children 6+ (All children must be acompanied by an adult).
* HARD HATS (No Cycle Helmets), and HIGH VISIBILITY VESTS or jacket essential. We do not provide these, but you can add these when ordering if needed.


MEMBERS ONLY: SIGN UP FOR  A MEMBERSHIP you can then join any of our many events throughout the year for FREE! with many other benefits, see; subscriptions. After signing up, you can use your membercode to book this event free of charge.







UKAFH is a professional non-profit organisation with the aim of encouraging safe and sensible collecting and educating the next generation. Our highly experienced leaders are all volunteers, who dedicated their time to be able to run these events for you and ensure UKAFH continues to be able to what we do best, provide a family friendly fossil hunting group. All our leaders are first aid trained, highly skilled in what they do, and fossil enthusiasts themselves. All funds from events are used to run UKAFH, cover public liability insurance, and the day to day running. We ask that all members and attendees appreciate and respect leaders roles, and understand that without them, these events could not happen.






Please download and read the RISK ASSESSMENT Document


Please download and read the PPE POLICY Document


We try to keep most events to a 11am till 4pm schedule, but final times may vary depending on tide times and working around quarries. We will always advice start time and where to meet well in advance of the event. 


Please note, many of our locations will not have toilet facilities, water, or other amenities. 




FAQ 


Can I bring a younger child?


We are sorry, but to comply with insurance cover and to ensure the safety of the event, we do not allow any exceptions. 


Can I book over the phone?


Unfortunately, as terms and conditions and waivers need to be signed, we can only accept bookings online. 


Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?


This will greatly help us and speed things up, but leaders will have a list of those attending on the day.


I have a question not listed?


Please contact us on 01502 725205 (Mon-Fri 8am-3pm).


What happens if I can’t make it on time or get to the venue?


You need to contact us urgently. If this is within a few days of the event, call us on 01502 725205 (Mon-Fri 8am till 4pm), if it is on the day or a couple of days before, contact the leader in the final confirmation email detailing where to meet and times. We cannot guarenete we can wait for you, but where possible, we will try.


Are toilets nearby?


Most events will not have access to toliets. The best places to find fossils are mostly areas away from built up areas, and tend to be quite remote. There are a few exceptions where toliets are close by, but it is best to presume they wont be available.


What happens if the event is cancelled?


We try very hard to avoid having to cancel, but if an event needs to be cancelled due to adverse weather conditons or unforeseen circansances, we will notify you immediately.

Thorness Bay, Isle of Wight – GEOLOGICAL AND FOSSIL FIELD TRIP

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This trip is part of a weekend event, if you would like to attend both Saturday and Sunday field trips on the Isle of Wight please sign up for both events separately.


If you are looking for accommodation on the Isle of Wight we recommend staying at Thorness Bay Holiday Park where many other members will be staying. There will be a palaeontological quiz on the Saturday evening in the Club House, with prizes!


Fossil remains of crocodiles and turtles can be found along the foreshore throughout the bay, washed from the Hamstead Beds at either end of the bay and from the area between Hamstead Bay and Yarmouth. These can be easily picked up along the foreshore, although they are much less common than from the main Hamstead Bay to Yarmouth sequence.


* Suitable for children 6+ (All children must be acompanied by an adult).
* HARD HATS (No Cycle Helmets), and HIGH VISIBILITY VESTS or jacket essential. We do not provide these, but you can add these when ordering if needed.


MEMBERS ONLY: SIGN UP FOR  A MEMBERSHIP you can then join any of our many events throughout the year for FREE! with many other benefits, see; subscriptions. After signing up, you can use your membercode to book this event free of charge.







UKAFH is a professional non-profit organisation with the aim of encouraging safe and sensible collecting and educating the next generation. Our highly experienced leaders are all volunteers, who dedicated their time to be able to run these events for you and ensure UKAFH continues to be able to what we do best, provide a family friendly fossil hunting group. All our leaders are first aid trained, highly skilled in what they do, and fossil enthusiasts themselves. All funds from events are used to run UKAFH, cover public liability insurance, and the day to day running. We ask that all members and attendees appreciate and respect leaders roles, and understand that without them, these events could not happen.






Please download and read the RISK ASSESSMENT Document


Please download and read the PPE POLICY Document


We try to keep most events to a 11am till 4pm schedule, but final times may vary depending on tide times and working around quarries. We will always advice start time and where to meet well in advance of the event. 


Please note, many of our locations will not have toilet facilities, water, or other amenities. 




FAQ 


Can I bring a younger child?


We are sorry, but to comply with insurance cover and to ensure the safety of the event, we do not allow any exceptions. 


Can I book over the phone?


Unfortunately, as terms and conditions and waivers need to be signed, we can only accept bookings online. 


Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?


This will greatly help us and speed things up, but leaders will have a list of those attending on the day.


I have a question not listed?


Please contact us on 01502 725205 (Mon-Fri 8am-3pm).


What happens if I can’t make it on time or get to the venue?


You need to contact us urgently. If this is within a few days of the event, call us on 01502 725205 (Mon-Fri 8am till 4pm), if it is on the day or a couple of days before, contact the leader in the final confirmation email detailing where to meet and times. We cannot guarenete we can wait for you, but where possible, we will try.


Are toilets nearby?


Most events will not have access to toliets. The best places to find fossils are mostly areas away from built up areas, and tend to be quite remote. There are a few exceptions where toliets are close by, but it is best to presume they wont be available.


What happens if the event is cancelled?


We try very hard to avoid having to cancel, but if an event needs to be cancelled due to adverse weather conditons or unforeseen circansances, we will notify you immediately.

FOSSIL HUNT – Cross Hands Quarry

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Situated on the border of Warwickshire and Oxfordshire, this quarry is popular with schools. These are able to visit and collect fossils from a designated area, where the quarry regularly dumps fresh material on a spoil heap. Rich in echinoids and now an SSSI, this is a site definitely worth visiting, if permission can be obtained.


* Suitable for children 4+ (All children must be acompanied by a paying adult).
* HIGH VISIBILITY VESTS or jacket essential.


MEMBERS ONLY: SIGN UP FOR  A MEMBERSHIP you can then join any of our many events throughout the year for FREE! with many other benefits, see; subscriptions. After signing up, you can use your membercode to book this event free of charge.







UKAFH is a professional non-profit organisation with the aim of encouraging safe and sensible collecting and educating the next generation. Our highly experienced leaders are all volunteers, who dedicated their time to be able to run these events for you and ensure UKAFH continues to be able to what we do best, provide a family friendly fossil hunting group. All our leaders are first aid trained, highly skilled in what they do, and fossil enthusiasts themselves. All funds from events are used to run UKAFH, cover public liability insurance, and the day to day running. We ask that all members and attendees appreciate and respect leaders roles, and understand that without them, these events could not happen.






Please download and read the RISK ASSESSMENT Document


Please download and read the PPE POLICY Document


We try to keep most events to a 11am till 4pm schedule, but final times may vary depending on tide times and working around quarries. We will always advice start time and where to meet well in advance of the event. 


Please note, many of our locations will not have toilet facilities, water, or other amenities. 




FAQ 


Can I bring a younger child?


We are sorry, but to comply with insurance cover and to ensure the safety of the event, we do not allow any exceptions. 


Can I book over the phone?


Unfortunately, as terms and conditions and waivers need to be signed, we can only accept bookings online. 


Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?


This will greatly help us and speed things up, but leaders will have a list of those attending on the day.


I have a question not listed?


Please contact us on 01502 725205 (Mon-Fri 8am-3pm).


What happens if I can’t make it on time or get to the venue?


You need to contact us urgently. If this is within a few days of the event, call us on 01502 725205 (Mon-Fri 8am till 4pm), if it is on the day or a couple of days before, contact the leader in the final confirmation email detailing where to meet and times. We cannot guarenete we can wait for you, but where possible, we will try.


Are toilets nearby?


Most events will not have access to toliets. The best places to find fossils are mostly areas away from built up areas, and tend to be quite remote. There are a few exceptions where toliets are close by, but it is best to presume they wont be available.


What happens if the event is cancelled?


We try very hard to avoid having to cancel, but if an event needs to be cancelled due to adverse weather conditons or unforeseen circansances, we will notify you immediately.


Situated on the border of Warwickshire and Oxfordshire, this quarry is popular with schools. These are able to visit and collect fossils from a designated area, where the quarry regularly dumps fresh material on a spoil heap. Rich in echinoids and now an SSSI, this is a site definitely worth visiting, if permission can be obtained.


* Suitable for children 4+ (All children must be acompanied by a paying adult).
* HIGH VISIBILITY VESTS or jacket essential.

Maylandsea, Essex – GEOLOGICAL AND FOSSIL FIELD TRIP

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The most productive location for lobster fragments – found in small yellow nodules – this small location with its tiny cliffs can bring some nice surprises. Sharks’ teeth and fish remains can also be found. There are several species of lobster to be collected and it is also rich in microfossils.


* Suitable for children 6+ (All children must be acompanied by a paying adult).
* HIGH VISIBILITY VESTS or jacket essential.


MEMBERS ONLY: SIGN UP FOR  A MEMBERSHIP you can then join any of our many events throughout the year for FREE! with many other benefits, see; subscriptions. After signing up, you can use your membercode to book this event free of charge.







UKAFH is a professional non-profit organisation with the aim of encouraging safe and sensible collecting and educating the next generation. Our highly experienced leaders are all volunteers, who dedicated their time to be able to run these events for you and ensure UKAFH continues to be able to what we do best, provide a family friendly fossil hunting group. All our leaders are first aid trained, highly skilled in what they do, and fossil enthusiasts themselves. All funds from events are used to run UKAFH, cover public liability insurance, and the day to day running. We ask that all members and attendees appreciate and respect leaders roles, and understand that without them, these events could not happen.








Please download and read the RISK ASSESSMENT Document


Please download and read the PPE POLICY Document


We try to keep most events to a 11am till 4pm schedule, but final times may vary depending on tide times and working around quarries. We will always advice start time and where to meet well in advance of the event. 


Please note, many of our locations will not have toilet facilities, water, or other amenities. 




FAQ 


Can I bring a younger child?


We are sorry, but to comply with insurance cover and to ensure the safety of the event, we do not allow any exceptions. 


Can I book over the phone?


Unfortunately, as terms and conditions and waivers need to be signed, we can only accept bookings online. 


Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?


This will greatly help us and speed things up, but leaders will have a list of those attending on the day.


I have a question not listed?


Please contact us on 01502 725205 (Mon-Fri 8am-3pm).


What happens if I can’t make it on time or get to the venue?


You need to contact us urgently. If this is within a few days of the event, call us on 01502 725205 (Mon-Fri 8am till 4pm), if it is on the day or a couple of days before, contact the leader in the final confirmation email detailing where to meet and times. We cannot guarenete we can wait for you, but where possible, we will try.


Are toilets nearby?


Most events will not have access to toliets. The best places to find fossils are mostly areas away from built up areas, and tend to be quite remote. There are a few exceptions where toliets are close by, but it is best to presume they wont be available.


What happens if the event is cancelled?


We try very hard to avoid having to cancel, but if an event needs to be cancelled due to adverse weather conditons or unforeseen circansances, we will notify you immediately.

Ringstead Bay, Dorset – GEOLOGICAL AND FOSSIL FIELD TRIP

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Ringstead Bay is a wonderful location, with rocks and fossils from the Corallian, Kimmeridge Clay, Purbeck Beds and Portland Beds to be found. The site consists mostly of Kimmeridge Clay from the Upper Jurassic. It is rich in fossils and with easy parking, toilets and refreshments nearby; it’s an ideal, safe location for the family. The site is productive in either direction from the access point. This location is also just a short walk away from other good sites and makes for an ideal day trip.


* Suitable for children 6+ (All children must be acompanied by a paying adult).
* HIGH VISIBILITY VESTS or jacket essential.


MEMBERS ONLY: SIGN UP FOR  A MEMBERSHIP you can then join any of our many events throughout the year for FREE! with many other benefits, see; subscriptions. After signing up, you can use your membercode to book this event free of charge.







UKAFH is a professional non-profit organisation with the aim of encouraging safe and sensible collecting and educating the next generation. Our highly experienced leaders are all volunteers, who dedicated their time to be able to run these events for you and ensure UKAFH continues to be able to what we do best, provide a family friendly fossil hunting group. All our leaders are first aid trained, highly skilled in what they do, and fossil enthusiasts themselves. All funds from events are used to run UKAFH, cover public liability insurance, and the day to day running. We ask that all members and attendees appreciate and respect leaders roles, and understand that without them, these events could not happen.








Please download and read the RISK ASSESSMENT Document


Please download and read the PPE POLICY Document


We try to keep most events to a 11am till 4pm schedule, but final times may vary depending on tide times and working around quarries. We will always advice start time and where to meet well in advance of the event. 


Please note, many of our locations will not have toilet facilities, water, or other amenities. 




FAQ 


Can I bring a younger child?


We are sorry, but to comply with insurance cover and to ensure the safety of the event, we do not allow any exceptions. 


Can I book over the phone?


Unfortunately, as terms and conditions and waivers need to be signed, we can only accept bookings online. 


Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?


This will greatly help us and speed things up, but leaders will have a list of those attending on the day.


I have a question not listed?


Please contact us on 01502 725205 (Mon-Fri 8am-3pm).


What happens if I can’t make it on time or get to the venue?


You need to contact us urgently. If this is within a few days of the event, call us on 01502 725205 (Mon-Fri 8am till 4pm), if it is on the day or a couple of days before, contact the leader in the final confirmation email detailing where to meet and times. We cannot guarenete we can wait for you, but where possible, we will try.


Are toilets nearby?


Most events will not have access to toliets. The best places to find fossils are mostly areas away from built up areas, and tend to be quite remote. There are a few exceptions where toliets are close by, but it is best to presume they wont be available.


What happens if the event is cancelled?


We try very hard to avoid having to cancel, but if an event needs to be cancelled due to adverse weather conditons or unforeseen circansances, we will notify you immediately.

Salthill, Clitheroe, Lancashire

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This is marine Carboniferious site full of Crinoids and aswell rarer Blastoids.
Suitable for children.

* Suitable for children 5+ (All children must be acompanied by a paying adult).
* HIGH VISIBILITY VESTS or jacket essential.


Please download and read the RISK ASSESSMENT Document

Please download and read the PPE POLICY Document

We try to keep most events to a 11am till 4pm schedule, but final times may vary depending on tide times and working around quarries. We will always advice start time and where to meet well in advance of the event. 

Please note, many of our locations will not have toilet facilities, water, or other amenities. 


FAQ

Can I book over the phone?

Yes, you can, and we can take card payment, however a waiver must be signed before we can accept your booking. The waiver can be emailed or posted out, but must be returned within one week of the booking. Contact us on: 01502 725205 (Mon-Fri 8am-3pm).

Can I pay on the day?

Sorry, we do not allow anyone to pay on the day, as we cannot provide pre-preparation details on risk assessment, and due to health and safety, places are limited.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

This will greatly help us and speed things up, but leaders will have a list of those attending on the day.

Is my registration ticket transferrable?

Please contact us and we normally try to accommodate this.

I have a question not listed?

Please contact us on 01502 725205 (Mon-Fri 8am-3pm).

What happens if I can’t make it on time or get to the venue?

You need to contact us urgently. If this is within a few days of the event, call us on 01502 725205 (Mon-Fri 8am till 4pm), if it is on the day or a couple of days before, contact the leader in the final confirmation email detailing where to meet and times. We cannot guarenete we can wait for you, but where possible, we will try.

Are toilets nearby?

Most events will not have access to toliets. The best places to find fossils are mostly areas away from built up areas, and tend to be quite remote. There are a few exceptions where toliets are close by, but it is best to presume they wont be available.

Will my friend’s hammer and chisels from their tool box be okay to bring?

No, standard tools are made from inferior metal which splinter very easily against rocks. This is both dangerous to yourself and others, and flying metal can cause eye injuries or penetrate the skin. ONLY hammers specifically made for geological use can be used. We offer some to add to your order if you dont have any.

What happens if the event is cancelled?

We try very hard to avoid having to cancel, but if an event needs to be cancelled due to adverse weather conditons or unforeseen circansances, we will notify you immediately, and you will be offered an alternative hunt or date or a refund.

Kings Dyke, Cambridgeshire

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Famous for its high number of reptile remains, this location has been the site of some complete skeletons in the past, but also yields fish remains, ammonites, belemnites, bivalves, brachiopods and crinoids. There is also a ‘fossil hunting area’ in the disused part of the pit, which the general public can collect from and which is regularly replenished from spoil from the main pit.

* Suitable for children 4+ (All children must be acompanied by a paying adult).
* HIGH VISIBILITY VESTS or jacket essential.


Please download and read the RISK ASSESSMENT Document

Please download and read the PPE POLICY Document

We try to keep most events to a 11am till 4pm schedule, but final times may vary depending on tide times and working around quarries. We will always advice start time and where to meet well in advance of the event. 

Please note, many of our locations will not have toilet facilities, water, or other amenities. 

Fossil guide to this location: https://ukfossils.co.uk/2008/02/22/kings-dyke-pit/

Both the working pit and disused ‘special fossil hunting area’ contain Oxford Clay, which is extremely rich in fossils. The most common find is the bivalve Gryphaea. Belemnites are also plentiful, including the most common large type, which is Hibolithes. You are also likely to find worm tubes, crinoids and ammonites (especially, Kosmoceras).

Reptile remains are surprisingly quite common here, with ichthyosaurs and pliosaurs being most commonly found. In fact, complete skeletons have been found in the past at the working site. Occasionally, crocodile remains (Steneosauraus) and sharks’ teeth also turn up.

The best area to search is the slopes were fossils have been washed out of the clay. And the best time to visit is after heavy rainfall, when the rain washes fossils down the slopes.

If you can visit the working pit with a geological society (such as the Stamford and District Geological Group), you will have a much higher chance of finding fossils and much better specimens.


FAQ

Can my child less than 4 attend the event?

We strongly advice against taking children under 4, but if the event allows children and leaders agree, then this is possible providing they are under your responsibility and care, and do not use tools or equipment. Please contact us on 01502 725205 (Mon-Fri 8am-3pm) for more information.

Can I book over the phone?

Yes, you can, and we can take card payment, however a waiver must be signed before we can accept your booking. The waiver can be emailed or posted out, but must be returned within one week of the booking. Contact us on: 01502 725205 (Mon-Fri 8am-3pm).

Can I pay on the day?

Sorry, we do not allow anyone to pay on the day, as we cannot provide pre-preparation details on risk assessment, and due to health and safety, places are limited.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

This will greatly help us and speed things up, but leaders will have a list of those attending on the day.

Is my registration ticket transferrable?

Please contact us and we normally try to accommodate this.

I have a question not listed?

Please contact us on 01502 725205 (Mon-Fri 8am-3pm).

What happens if I can’t make it on time or get to the venue?

You need to contact us urgently. If this is within a few days of the event, call us on 01502 725205 (Mon-Fri 8am till 4pm), if it is on the day or a couple of days before, contact the leader in the final confirmation email detailing where to meet and times. We cannot guarenete we can wait for you, but where possible, we will try.

Are toilets nearby?

Most events will not have access to toliets. The best places to find fossils are mostly areas away from built up areas, and tend to be quite remote. There are a few exceptions where toliets are close by, but it is best to presume they wont be available.

Will my friend’s hammer and chisels from their tool box be okay to bring?

No, standard tools are made from inferior metal which splinter very easily against rocks. This is both dangerous  to yourself and others, and flying metal can cause eye injuries or penetrate the skin. ONLY hammers specifically made for geological use can be used. We offer some to add to your order if you dont have any.

What happens if the event is cancelled?

We try very hard to avoid having to cancel, but if an event needs to be cancelled due to adverse weather conditons or unforeseen circansances, we will notify you immediately, and you will be offered an alternative hunt or date or a refund.

Betteshanger, Kent

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Betteshanger (formerly Fowlmead) Coutry Parkis a great site for Carboniferous plants, which are abundant and come from Kent’s former Betteshanger Colliery. Fossils are found in spoil, which is maintained by Geoconservation Kent Rigs. This is a perfect site for all the family, which is easy to access.

* Suitable for children 5+ (All children must be acompanied by a paying adult).
* HIGH VISIBILITY VESTS or jacket essential. We do not provide these, but you can add these when ordering if needed.

Please download and read the RISK ASSESSMENT Document

Please download and read the PPE POLICY Document

Please note, many of our locations will not have toilet facilities, water, or other amenities. 

Fossil guide to this location: https://ukfossils.co.uk/2014/10/30/fowlmead/

Betteshanger is a RIGS spoil heap at the old Betteshanger Colliery, which was the largest in Kent but was closed in 1989. The fossil collecting spoil heap is northeast of the original site. The old Colliery has been now turned into a nature reserve and country park, with a cycle track, cafe, toilets and a play area on site. As part of Geoconservation Kent (http://www.geoconservationkent.org.uk/), there is agreement to retain a fossil hunting area within the country park. Once the current area has been used up, a new area will be made available for fossil hunters. Fossils at Betteshanger are found either lying on top of the spoil heap or by digging into the spoil. Remains of Arthropleura, a large arthropod, have been found at the site. However, unlike other coal measures sites in Europe, no insects have been found at Betteshanger. Fossils are easily found at Fowlmead, where you can walk over the site and simply pick up fossils, such as Calamites, Lepidodendron and Neuropteris.


FAQ

Can my child less than 4 attend the event?

We strongly advice against taking children under 4, but if the event allows children and leaders agree, then this is possible providing they are under your responsibility and care, and do not use tools or equipment. Please contact us on 01502 725205 (Mon-Fri 8am-3pm) for more information.

Can I book over the phone?

Yes, you can, and we can take card payment, however a waiver must be signed before we can accept your booking. The waiver can be emailed or posted out, but must be returned within one week of the booking. Contact us on: 01502 725205 (Mon-Fri 8am-3pm).

Can I pay on the day?

Sorry, we do not allow anyone to pay on the day, as we cannot provide pre-preparation details on risk assessment, and due to health and safety, places are limited.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

This will greatly help us and speed things up, but leaders will have a list of those attending on the day.

Is my registration ticket transferrable?

Please contact us and we normally try to accommodate this.

I have a question not listed?

Please contact us on 01502 725205 (Mon-Fri 8am-3pm).

What happens if I can’t make it on time or get to the venue?

You need to contact us urgently. If this is within a few days of the event, call us on 01502 725205 (Mon-Fri 8am till 4pm), if it is on the day or a couple of days before, contact the leader in the final confirmation email detailing where to meet and times. We cannot guarenete we can wait for you, but where possible, we will try.

Are toilets nearby?

Most events will not have access to toliets. The best places to find fossils are mostly areas away from built up areas, and tend to be quite remote. There are a few exceptions where toliets are close by, but it is best to presume they wont be available.

Will my friend’s hammer and chisels from their tool box be okay to bring?

No, standard tools are made from inferior metal which splinter very easily against rocks. This is both dangerous to yourself and others, and flying metal can cause eye injuries or penetrate the skin. ONLY hammers specifically made for geological use can be used. We offer some to add to your order if you dont have any.

What happens if the event is cancelled?

We try very hard to avoid having to cancel, but if an event needs to be cancelled due to adverse weather conditons or unforeseen circansances, we will notify you immediately, and you will be offered an alternative hunt or date or a refund.