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Address: Lower Sea lane, Charmouth, Bridport DT6 6LL, England
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Guided fossil hunting and collecting walks at Charmouth on Dorset's...

Guided fossil hunting and collecting walks at Charmouth on Dorset's Jurassic Coast with Chris Pamplin B.Sc.

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Fun, educational & a bargain!

Booked places for my partner, myself and our (Dino loving) 8-year old daughter. The first 30 mins are a really entertaining and informative talk by Chris, with lots of example... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Hannah P
Falmouth, United Kingdom
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Falmouth, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Booked places for my partner, myself and our (Dino loving) 8-year old daughter. The first 30 mins are a really entertaining and informative talk by Chris, with lots of example fossils to handle and a clear explanation of the geological history of the area. Chris handles the mix of young & old audience well, he doesn't suffer fools gladly but... More 

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Newbridge on Wye
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We booked a 3 hour private family fossil hunt in Charmouth. We found loads of fossils and Chris was lovely to the children. I got completely hooked and went fossil hunting a few more times in our week away. I am definitely going back to the Jurassic Coast for more fossil hunting in the future. It is worth every penny... More 

Thank BlueEmmaMac
Woking, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We found fossils! I didn't really believe we would, but we did. My 5 year old found one first! A feat he is still delighted by. The talk at the beginning was interesting for us, but honestly too long and involved for a fidgety 5 year old. Plenty of slightly older children seemed to be enjoying it though. The walk... More 

Thank Nikki R
Chris P, Owner at fossilwalks.com, responded to this review

HI Nikki Are you sure it was one of my walks? I don't take people to a muddy site, did you go with the Heritage Centre? I know they have a muddy patch. Chris Pamplin. More 

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4 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I booked this walk for myself, Husband, Mum and two school aged children. I was really excited and we were not disappointed - Chris is a fantastic knowledgable and fun guide. We learned a lot from his excellent pre-walk talk (complete with corny jokes!) and all of us greatly enjoyed the walk. I would highly recommend booking in with Chris... More 

Thank Mandy L
Longfield, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We booked a family walk with Chris. We all learnt about the fossils we could find on the beach at Charmouth and the best way to find them. We had a successful day, with plenty of ammonites, belemnites and plenty of other interesting finds. Would definitely recommend. We cannot walk along a beach now without looking down to see what's... More 

Thank ceejay1999
Leicestershire, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We booked a private 4-hour fossil tour with Chris for my partners (late) Christmas present,this was easily done with just 2 emails. He started with a 30-minute talk on the rock formations for the area, what is a fossil, including the term “rocky copy” what fossils we might find and most important in some ways, where to find them. Then... More 

Thank Richard H
Kidderminster, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 23 February 2017

An excellent morning fossil hunting with Chris. Chris was a great host who engaged brilliantly with both the children and adults. The information session at the start was great for showing and telling us what to look for. We had a successful hunt and came home with lots to show for our morning's efforts. The whole family has the bug... More 

1 Thank Collyers2005
Edwardstone , Suffolk
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

Brilliant few hours on the beach at Charmouth. Chris is massively knowledgeable and an excellent guide. We have three children, from 5 to 11, and they were all fascinated. With guidance, we found all sorts of fossils, including an Ichthyosaur vertebra and a snail which we registered with the Jurassic coast rangers, as quite rare. Some beautiful ammonites too. Can't... More 

1 Thank badger23rq
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21 reviews
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Reviewed 5 December 2016

We booked Chris for a half day fossil walk and loved the whole experience. Chris is very knowledgeable and passionate about making the trip fit the people and we would both recommend this as a "must do" for any couples, groups or families holidaying in the area.

1 Thank Alison B
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Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

We took an 8 year old and 14 year old on the trip. Chris was awesome and started the tour with a clear and concise description of what to look for with a tray full of examples. He told us a little about the history of the local geology and why we would find the various types of fossils. He... More 

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