Samphire Hoe, KentFree
18th July 2021 – 9.30am
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.
19th September 2021 – 12:30pm
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.
Withington (Fields of Echinoids), CheltenhamFree
10th October 2021 – 10:30pm
Join us at a very special event, situated on privately owned ploughed farm fields near Withington which we had obtained permission from the landlord to visit. The proximity of the topsoil to the Inferior Oolite below in this locality means that ploughing brings rock to the surface which contains a large variety of fossils. A field hunt (with landlord permission) really is an excellent way to find fossils with little effort other than to look patiently and “get your eye in”. It is comparatively easy to find rocks on the surface of the topsoil and inspect them for fossils, many of which are already loose from the rock. No tools or equipment are required other than a container for your finds and, at this location, a bucket was ideal as fossils were plentiful and they are easy to carry and drop the robust fossils into as you go along.
Yorkshire Weekender (Runswick Bay/Saltwick Bay)Free
9th October 9am – Runswick Bay
10th October 10am – Saltwick Bay
Our annual Yorkshire Weekender, this year we explore the Jurassic rocks of Runswick Bay and Saltwick Bay. Popular for ammonites and fossil shells as well as a range of other fossils. You can book either one event, or book both days.
Warden Point, KentFree
31st October 2021 – 12:00pm
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 the wide variety of fossils, which can be found that includes everything from turtles, lobsters and crabs to sharks’ teeth, snakes, crocodiles, molluscs and plant remains.
Herne Bay, KentFree
12th December 2021 – 10:00pm
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.
21st November 2021 – 10.00am
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.