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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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Jan 14 Sun

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FOSSIL HUNT - Aust, Bristol

January 14, 2018 | Free and up

The famous red and white cliffs that can be seen when crossing the River Severn contain a highly productive bone bed at the top from the Rhaetian Penarth series. This bed is full of teeth, and reptile and fish remains,…

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Jan 28 Sun

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FOSSIL HUNT - Walton-on-the-Naze, Essex

January 28, 2018 | Free and up

Walton-on-the-Naze is an unpredictable location, which can be highly productive one day and bare the next. It is the best coastal location for fossils from the Red Crag and is famous for fossil bird remains from the London Clay. It…

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Apr 14 Sat

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FOSSIL HUNT - Thorness Bay, Isle of Wight

April 14, 2018 | Free and up

Thorness Bay sees a continuation of the Hamstead Beds, which can also be seen at Hamstead Bay and Yarmouth, and the start of the famous Insect Beds of the Bembridge Marls seen at Gurnard Bay. However, the beds are much…

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Apr 15 Sun

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FOSSIL HUNT - Brook Bay, Isle of Wight

April 15, 2018 | Free and up

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…

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May 6 Sun

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FOSSIL HUNT - Smokejacks Quarry, Surrey

May 6, 2018 | Free and up

This outstanding quarry is the home of the original Baryonyx dinosaur. Dinosaur bones and insects are fairly common from this site. This Weald Clay brickpit has yielded a number of important finds over the past three decades. In 1983 Bill…

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Jul 28 Sat

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FOSSIL HUNT - Upper Gilwern Quarry, Wales

July 28, 2018 | Free 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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