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Nigel Clarke is a Fossil hunting guide. Walks are from Charmouth and Lyme Regis along the Jurassic Coast of Dorset. Walks last about 2 hours. A local author and historian with credited titles on Mary Anning and the best selling guide to the fossils...more
Befferlands Farm Workshops | Charmouth, Lyme Regis, England
+44 7808 321438
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Great explore at Charmouth with Nigel explaining the geology and fossils of the area and finding loads of them. Never has two hours outside passed so pleasantly in the warm autumn sunshine. Well done Nigel

Thank Neil B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a wonderful walk, over 3 hours, very informative about the area, the fossils and how to find them! Our 8 year old loved it, as did we. Would definitely recommend it to anyone visiting this beautiful coastline.

Thank gillevan74
Reviewed August 23, 2018 via mobile

Nigel has clearly done this a fair few times before. We started with Nigel explaining the history of Mary Anning a prominent local. About the various types of fossils we were likely to find, and how they relate to the dinosaurs themselves. After a brief...More

Thank PhilHough
Reviewed July 23, 2018

We had a great fossil walk with Chris. We loved the lesson at the beginning which was tailored to our group of 4 adults and 2 children. He taught us about the area, the fossils, what to look for and the history. He also taught...More

2  Thank bnoblekaplan
Reviewed July 19, 2018 via mobile

The fossil walk was an absolute highlight of visiting Lyme Regis. The leaders were very knowledgeable, funny and kind. Our kids were captivated (ages 7-11). Even though we were visiting at a time when it is hard to find fossils (summer) we still found some...More

2  Thank srb270
Reviewed May 17, 2018 via mobile

We had a fossil tour with Paddy and Tom. We enjoyed it. We are more experienced fossil collectors, but many in the group were not. Paddy and Tom give everybody attention and try to make it a great experience. After a couple of hours everybody...More

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Reviewed April 30, 2018 via mobile

I booked Nigel to take myself and my 8 year old daughter on a fossil walk while we were over from Ireland in the UK visiting family. Even though the weather that day was the wettest for a long while, we soldiered on regardless (just...More

Thank Foxfen
Reviewed October 23, 2017 via mobile

We could not have picked a worse weather day for a fossil walk but Nigel kept on top of the forecast & moved our walk to a drier part of the day. Nigel’s intro talk (with Jurassic examples) was perfect to interest for our 11...More

1  Thank Angie J
Reviewed October 7, 2017 via mobile

Great walk led by enthusiastic and knowledgeable leader. Found several fossils which were then identified for me. Really enjoyable day out which lasted beyond the expected 3 hours.

Thank Lynne S
Reviewed September 6, 2017 via mobile

We got the back about 10am and hired a hammer for 3quid which we didn't take back until 4pm!! Time just flew by! There's a huge range of hunters from families to solo collectors, cheap and fun, highly recommended!

1  Thank Marie C
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August 20, 2017|
Response from YorkshaLassOnTour | Reviewed this property |
I believe they do take place most days. It's tide dependent. ( low tide required). And we were told the best finds happen in Jan/Feb on wet and windy days. Check out the museum website or call for dates. There are plenty of... More