Fossil Hunting Walks

Boy holding ammonite

Covid-19 update: Currently we are unable to run our Public Fossil Hunting Walks, but are offering Private Fossil Walks instead. Visit our Event’s Calendar to book your own personal fossil hunting session!

Join one of our guided Fossil Walks with the Wardens to find and take home your own Jurassic fossil!

This two hour session starts up at the Centre with a 20 minute talk from the Centre Warden about the fossils of Charmouth and how to find fossils on the beach. The group then heads out onto the beach with the wardens and spend the rest of the session looking for fossils.

The Centre has a high ratio of Wardens to members of the public on every walk. During school holidays booking is essential and we advise that you arrive 10 minutes before the walk is scheduled to start to pick up your tickets.

Charges: £8 Adult, £4 Child (2 years and under go free). All children must be accompanied by a paying adult.
Meeting point: Charmouth Heritage Coast Centre
Site information: Some uneven ground with sand, pebbles and boulders. Please note some areas of the beach are very muddy. Please be suitably dressed for the elements and wear footwear with good tread.

See a list of all upcoming fossil events and book your places

Private Fossil Hunting Walks

Enjoy a fossil walk with your personal Warden and find your own Jurassic fossils to take home! Perfect for birthdays, families and independent groups.

Your 2 hour session will take place entirely outdoors, where you will head straight onto the beach to hunt for fossils with your Guide. We will take you to the best places for finding fossils, and give you tips and tricks on how to hunt for them. Anything you find on your walk is yours to keep! To get you up to speed and wet your appetite for fossil hunting, prior to your walk we will send you out an introductory talk video, where your Warden will give you an insight into the local rocks and fossils to be found here, and you’ll see plenty of examples of what to look for too. 

We will be adhering to strict 2m social distancing for the duration of your fossil walk. Please do not visit if you or a member of your social bubble has displayed covid – 19 symptoms in the last 14 days. If you have booked a walk with us and start displaying symptoms, please contact us as soon as possible, where a full refund will be given. 

These walks are tide dependent. Our professional Wardens can tailor the walk to all needs and abilities, so please contact us for more details. Advanced booking is essential. Book via our Events Calendar

Charges: £95 for up to 6 people. Children must be accompanied by a paying adult.
Meeting point: Red lifebuoy outside Charmouth Heritage Coast Centre. Your Warden will be wearing a blue high visibility jacket with our logo on.
Site information: Some uneven ground with sand, pebbles and boulders. Please note some areas of the beach are very muddy. Please be suitably dressed for the elements and wear footwear with good tread.

Prior to Covid-19 we also catered for larger interest groups too. Please contact us for more details.