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Jul 29 Sat

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FOSSIL HUNT - Upper Gilwern Quarry, Wales

July 29, 2017 | £10.00 and up

On the edge of the Brecon Beacons, Upper Gilwern Hill is a site long known for its well-preserved and complete trilobites. The hill is made up of rocks from the Lower and Middle Ordovician, and the privately owned quarry is…

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Aug 6 Sun

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FOSSIL HUNT - Wren's Nest, Dudley

August 6, 2017 | Free and up

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…

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Aug 13 Sun

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FOSSIL HUNT - Hampton Vale, Cambridgeshire

August 13, 2017 | Free and up

Most of the old clay pits have been swallowed up by the building of huge housing estates to the south of Peterborough. However, one area at Yaxley has been left as a nature area, with public byways taking you around…

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Sep 2 Sat

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FOSSIL HUNT - Ramsholt, Suffolk

September 2, 2017 | Free and up

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…

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Sep 10 Sun

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FOSSIL HUNT - Seatown, Dorset

September 10, 2017 | Free and up

During scouring tides, Seatown turns into an ‘ammonite kingdom’. They can simply be picked up along the foreshore and, therefore, the location is ideal for children. There is also a superb pub with views of Golden Cap. Fossils can be…

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Oct 1 Sun

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FOSSIL HUNT - Seaford, Sussex

October 1, 2017 | Free and up

Depending on foreshore conditions, this can be an excellent location for chalk fossils. There is a foreshore platform immediately to the right of the steps, which is extremely rich in echinoids. You can see vast numbers of damaged ones in…

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Oct 14 Sat

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FOSSIL HUNT - Folkestone, Kent

October 14, 2017 | Free and up

Folkestone is internationally famous for the ‘Channel Tunnel’, but also for the cliffs of Gault Clay at Copt Point and in the Warren and East Wear Bay. These rapidly eroding cliffs yield a vast range of ammonites, crabs, echinoids, belemnites,…

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Oct 15 Sun

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FOSSIL HUNT - Samphire Hoe, Kent

October 15, 2017 | Free and up

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…

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Oct 22 Sun

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FOSSIL HUNT - Staithes, North Yorkshire

October 22, 2017 | Free and up

Ammonites are quite common at Staithes and they are also easy to prepare. In addition, you do not need to walk far to find them. They can be found in nodules along the foreshore or within ledges ready to be…

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Nov 12 Sun

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FOSSIL HUNT - Isle of Sheppey, Kent

November 12, 2017 | Free and up

Warden Point on the Isle of Sheppey is probably the most popular site for collecting London Clay fossils in the UK. This location is easily accessed, with lots of fresh fossils constantly being washed out. It is also famous for…

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