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Fab Places for Fossil Hunting

Written by Lottie


Let’s go fossil hunting… I wonder what we’ll see?
In some amazing locations steeped in history.
From Lulworth Cove, Widemouth Bay and Penarth too,
Here’s our handy guide of the best spots just for you!

Lulworth Cove, Dorset

This well known and famous beautiful spot is home to a “Fossil Forest” which can be visited at low tide. Why not bring along a picnic to really make the most of Lulworth’s stunning coastal views! Find out more.

Widemouth Bay, Cornwall

This popular beach features lots of holiday parks, making it an ideal location for those after an activity filled break! You’ll find lots of fascinating fossils at this lovely site. Find out more.

East Wemyss, Scotland

You’ll find lots of carboniferous beds of fossils at East Wemyss! Not only will you get to spend your day exploring what this site has to offer, but you’ll get to take in some amazing views too. Find out more.

Penarth, Wales

This lovely spot is the most popular location in Wales for fossil hunting! Penarth is rich in fossils and is a highly built up area, meaning treasures are sure to be found at every corner! Find out more.

Betteshanger Country Park, Kent

This country park is perfect for families looking to do some fossil hunting. Here you’ll find Carboniferous plants, which come from Kent’s former Betteshanger Colliery. Find out more.

Besom Hill, Manchester

This sites great for families after a challenge! If you can find the thin Bullion Mine Marine band, you’ll be sure to find lots of fascinating fossils, such as fish teeth, scales, fin spines and other remains. Find out more.

Speeton, Yorkshire

This cliff top walk is a lovely day out for the family. Here you’ll find within Speeton Clay, which is home to ammonites, fish, shells and crustaceans. Find out more.

Tilton-On-The-Hill, Leicestershire

The SSSI site, which is also a nature reserve, is well known for its diversity of its fossils, its geological importance and for the living fauna and flora! Find out more.

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