- Fossil hunting with kids
If you go to the Purbecks and don’t have any luck you can always visit fossil forest https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fossil_Forest,_DorsetPosted 3 years ago
On you way home (check the ranges are open first)gwaelodMember
you can find ammonites at Dunraven Bay (Southerndown) Wander along east of the carpark and have a careful look in the grey slabs of rock (limestone) on the beach. Plenty there when you get your eye in. Stay away from rock faces themselves as they regularly drop stuff.Posted 3 years agoCountZeroMember
The whole Jurassic Coast is worth checking out, working east from Charmouth, but be very careful and don’t get too close to the cliffs, they’re very unstable and constantly falling. Get some geologists hammers from eBay or Amazon, and do a lot of pebble and rock bashing; the grey shale-like material often shows ammonites inside when you split them.Posted 3 years ago
Last time I was down there I got talking to a bloke who’d spent a fruitless couple of hours looking; I picked up several flat pieces that were by his side and bashed the edges with a pebble, most had ammonites inside! He was practically speechless.
Just had a shufti on the webz and you can get 100gm children’s geologist hammers made by CK Tools for around a tenner on fleabay.
Caravan here: http://www.bankendfarm.co.uk/camping.html
Beach at bottom of their land feels private and is good for fossils. Beach along military road for near certain fossil success.
Tea and cake at Botanic Gardens (adjoining their land).
Blackgang Chine for bizarre family fun but good with “moving” dinosaurs. Finish off with tobogganing at Robin Hill after a coastal pub lunch – sorted.Posted 3 years ago
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