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Jun 4 Sun

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FOSSIL HUNT - Pett Level (Hastings), Sussex

June 4, 2017 | Free and up

This popular location near Hastings has yielded some important finds over the years. Sharks’ teeth, plants, reptile remains and shells can all be collected, and the site is exceptional for small mammal and fish remains. Crocodile teeth can also sometimes…

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Jun 25 Sun

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FOSSIL HUNT - Monmouth/Pinhay, Dorset

June 25, 2017 | Free and up

Monmouth has similar zones to the Lias of Church Cliffs. Ammonites and reptile remains can be found on the foreshore. We will also be looking at Pinhay Bay, where Cretaceous Chalk fossils (echinoids, shells and sea urchin spines) can be…

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Jul 1 Sat

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FOSSIL HUNT - Caistor St Edmund, Norfolk

July 1, 2017 | Free and up

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. * Suitable for…

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Jul 2 Sun

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FOSSIL HUNT - Kings Dyke, Cambridgeshire

July 2, 2017 | Free and up

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…

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Jul 9 Sun

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FOSSIL HUNT - Ringstead Bay, Dorset

July 9, 2017 | Free and up

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…

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Jul 15 Sat

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FOSSIL HUNT - Pode Hole, Cambridgeshire

July 15, 2017 | Free and up

One the best locations in UK to find Ice aged mammal fossils, from woolly mammoth to Woolly Rhino. As well as amazing Ice aged fossils, Jurassic Oxford clay fossils can be found too, ranging from belemnites to marine reptiles. *…

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Jul 16 Sun

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FOSSIL HUNT - Salthill, Clitheroe, Lancashire

July 16, 2017 | Free and up

This is marine Carboniferious site full of Crinoids and aswell rarer Blastoids.Suitable for older children. * Suitable for Adults only* LEADERS:  Terry Newsome and Kellie Vernon* HARD HATS (No Cycle Helmets), and HIGH VISIBILITY VESTS or jacket essential. Please download and…

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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 - Wrens 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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