* Suitable for children 6+ (All children must be accompanied by an adult).
* HIGH VISIBILITY VESTS or jacket essential. We do not provide these, but you can add these when ordering if needed.
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Please note, many of our locations will not have toilet facilities, water, or other amenities.
On the lower foreshore at Lee-on-Solent, a diverse vertebrate fauna has been recovered from several levels within the uppermost beds of the Bracklesham Group. The fauna is particularly rich in shark teeth and the site has yielded over 30 species of selachians (a fish of a group that comprises the sharks and dogfishes.). Chimaeroids, also known as ghost sharks, rat fish, spookfish or rabbit fish are poorly known elsewhere in the Middle Eocene but are represented at Lee-on- Solent by five species. Teleost (ray-finned fish) otoliths (ear structures) are also extremely well represented in the fossiliferous beds. Finding the fosils requires little skill. The teeth can be picked up and merely require washing! Larger and more fragile specimens can be left in a block of sediment, to be extracted later.
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.
Are toilets nearby?
Most events will not have access to toilets. 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 toilets 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 conditions or unforeseen circumstances, we will notify you immediately.
Can I bring my dog/pet?
UKAFH does not permit members to bring dogs or pets, unless under exceptional circumstances such as guide dogs. Some members may suffer from Cynophobia, or allergies. In addition, we need to ensure the safety of all members. Many beaches also do not permit dogs.