My daughters aged 7, 7 and 9, their Grandmother and I went on a fossil walk with Martin a couple of weeks ago. Britain’s premier fossil beach. Fossil hunting is such a fun holiday activity for kids visiting the Jurassic Coast. We are multi award winning tour guides and specialise in fossil walks, cruise ship shore excursions from Portland Port, walking day tours, charity walks, corporate walking events , single and multi-day tours of the Jurassic Coast. Kind regards Martin, We didn't book in time for a fossil walk but Martin offered us the training talk. Hi Elena, Thank you for a really enjoyable talk, it was a great way to end work prior to this lockdown! This private tour takes you to the very best of the Jurassic Coast including Durdle Door, Lulworth Cove and Corfe Castle, then head back in time whilst you hunt for your very own fossils on a guided fossil walk! Totally, Hi Amanda, Thank you for your kind review, it was great to meet you all! Perfect for the photographer in you! Pick up from your accommodation within Dorset. Good luck with any future fossil hunting adventures. The local motto is ‘the worse the weather, the better the fossil hunting’! Guided fossil walks last for 3 hours and are limited to groups of 5. This is the version of our website addressed to speakers of English in the United States. Fossil Trips and Fossil Hunting Holidays provided by GeoWorld Travel, home of palaeontological and geological tours around the world. Fossil Hunting Expeditions (this July & August). We highly recommend Martin as a fossil hunting guide. Your day includes Corfe Castle, built in the 11th century by William the Conqueror, learn how the Normans conquered this area and check out the 1000 year old village made entirely with Purbeck Stone! Fossil hunting is tide dependant and could occur in the morning or afternoon. The Jurassic Coast is one of Englands UNESCO World Heritage Sites that’s perched on the south coast of Great Britain. Visit ancient Lulworth Cove and crumple rock formations. We learnt so much. Ammonites, as shown above, had spiral shells which fossilised to form the fossils we find today. The best place to look for fossils is in the loose material on the Beach and NOT in the cliffs. From here your fossil guide will conduct a 3 hour fossil hunt. Get in touch! See Durdle Door, the best preserved limestone arch n the world! During Medieval times, Corfe became a Royal castle and King John kept his crown jewels there. They also run guided fossil hunting walks throughout the year. The Jurassic Coast Trust Fossil Finder provides lots more information on the Jurassic Coast fossils found around Charmouth and Lyme Regis. We are multi award winning tour guides and specialise in fossil walks, cruise ship shore excursions from Portland Port, walking day tours, charity walks, corporate walking events , single and multi-day tours of the Jurassic Coast. Fossil hunting can only be carried out by a qualified fossil ranger. I will be restarting guided fossil hunting walks from July. Departure times can vary depending on your start location. Ausflüge und Touren . Belemnites were closer in appearance to the modern day squid, with the rear part most commonly found as ‘bullet shaped’ fossils – known as the ‘Guard’. With perseverance (and often a little luck) you may also find parts of fossil bone from marine reptiles, most often sections of vertebrae. We didn’t really have a plan for our fossil hunting but we ended up finding a rock full of fossils. The Charmouth fossils, and also Lyme Regis fossils, can be found in museums and professional collections throughout the world. Then it’s off to Corfe Castle. Martin told us what to look for on the beach in the most simplest way also showes us how to crack pebbles. My two young children were kept engaged throughout the talk which was packed with lots of fun information and dinosaur jokes. If you are a resident of another country or region, please select the appropriate version of Tripadvisor for your country or region in the drop-down menu. Regretfully much of Mary’s work was only fully recognised after her death. Onto Durdle Door; a natural arch cut into limestone that’s the best preserved limestone arch n the world! Sightseeing Pässe . You will then have FREE TIME to explore the area as you wish before moving on to the next sight. You will be transported to the fossil hunting site where your qualified fossil guide will be waiting for you. Martin's talk was great so. Martin was thorough in teaching us how to look for fossils and what exactly we were looking for. Jurassic Coast Fossil Hunting Walks . All walks and tours are led by experienced, fully qualified and insured mountain leaders. The Jurassic Coast is 95 miles of coastline on the south of England, stretching from Old Harry Rocks to Exmouth in Devon. If you are planning to visit Charmouth to find fossils the best starting place is a visit to the Charmouth Heritage Coast Centre. Martin was generous with his time and knowledge, and very passionate about fossil hunting. See how the tectonic plates shaped this landscape over 180 million years ago. Martin recommended my son buy a proper geological hammer and goggles to crack the rocks, so by the next morning we were fully equipped with our new found knowledge and tools. This is a private tour for up to 6 passengers. But the best fossils of all are the ones you find yourself! All the best with any future fossil hunting adventures. For more information about Charmouth fossils and fossil hunting please visit the Charmouth Heritage Coast Centre. The walks are all private and I take family groups of up to 10. Kind regards Martin, We had a wonderful experience with Martin. Prices based on a full group of 6 at £67 per person (total cost £402). However, when alive they had fleshy heads and ‘squid like’ tentacles. Please note that it is forbidden to hammer the cliffs as our coastline is part of The Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site. Return to Charmouth.org, Charmouth – Fossils – Jurassic Coast – Lyme Regis. Kind regards Martin, My 9-year old son and I enjoyed an amazing one hour fossil hunting lesson from Martin this week. After the talk we cracked 2 pebbles and hey presto we had a calcite ammonite and a oxytoma shell. Formed over 185 million years mainly known for its rock formations, stunning coastline and fossils.