The fossil hunting in September has been very poor along the Jurassic Coast. Many thousands of people have walked the beaches around low tide at Lyme Regis to look for fossils this Summer. The weather has been so dry this September that the fossils are not being eroded out of the mudslides, which are baked hard and dry by the sun. I am starting the guided fossil walks back up in the coming Winter months. There will be less competition on the beach with far fewer people looking for fossils in stormy weather.
Brave the elements and come on a fossil walk with us later this year. We will show you sieving techniques that help you to find perfect iron pyrites ammonites. We will also show you how to split the right rocks with a geological hammer and safety spectacles on. See our guided fossil walks at www.lymeregisfossilwalks.com
We take guided fossil walks along the Jurassic Coast .The Winter fossil hunting trips will be happening soon ,starting in November. These are some of the best fossil hunting trips you can arrange with us ,where you might even find the back bone of an Ichthyosaur or Plesiosaur.The sea does the work for you washing fossils out of the mudslides.In Winter the erosion rates are higher.Rough seas along with more rain wash out the fossils onto the beaches.I will guide you to the best collecting areas and show you what fossil bearing rocks to look for-at low tide.So see our organised fossil collecting trips at www.lymeregisfossilwalks.com These fossil walks get booked up in advance especially at the weekends .E-mail us at email@example.com and we can look at a fossil collecting day for you in conjunction with safe tide times.See us @lymeregis fossils on instagram for some of our daily fossil finds!
I have created a standard reply for the fossil walks this Summer as i have taken on a few already. I am also in my shop in Lyme Regis running that everyday. I will be fossil walking if you so wish to try this activity in the Autumn .Sorry we have no availability for fossil walks until late September 2021.Did you try Nigel Clark local authour he does the fossil walks at times ? We have a video on YouTube called "Ammonite Lyme Regis."My channel on YouTube is Brandonlennon ,if you’d like to view that please see the video I mentioned it really shows you how to find fossils properly at low tide- along the Jurassic Coast. You need a tide table book or knowledge of when it’s low tide here. You can go out an hour before low tide and hour after low tide looking east of Lyme Regis on the 2008 landslide . Thats a good place to sieve for fossils . We sell sieves at 7 Drakes Way , Lyme Regis DT7 3QP . Come to our shop for any more information you need on fossil collecting. We can give you the most up to date news possible on where to look and what to do on Lyme Regis east beach. Good luck on the beach and don’t venture near to the cliffs . The cliffs are dangerous and liable to fall suddenly and without warning. The sea does the work for you washing the fossils out of mudslides and landslips.You have more beach to look at low tide along the Jurassic Coast .Please see our video below on YouTube, Thanks BrandonLennon
I am looking for fossils at Lyme Regis on a stormy day in May. I am heading to Monmouth beach,when the tide heads out . Looking for fossils is fun and seeing what the sea has revealed for you on the beach at low tide can be rewarding . Watch this video until the end, that’s when I find a great ammonite from the Jurassic Coast. I wear sturdy gloves and safety spectacles to crack the fossil out of the rock.My warning at the end of the video about staying away from the dangerous cliffs should be heeded ! The beautiful moss waterfall West of Lyme Regis i film in this video . It’s fallen into the sea after big waves hit the cliffs . The rockfall it came down in is just another example how dangerous the cliffs can be . Come on a guided fossil walk with us for some real tuition as to how to find a fossil along the Jurassic Coast.Thanks for watching and please subscribe to this channel for more future videos.The next video I am making features some especially big ammonite specimens.See the film on YouTube below,thanks.
Here I am heading out along Monmouth beach at low tide, to see the Jurassic Coast in May . I am seeing what I can find washed out by the sea , during quite a stormy day . Finding fossils is fun and as long as you follow the fossil collecting code of conduct ,you can pick up what the sea has washed out for you onto the beach . The sea does the work for you washing fossils out of the mudslides onto the beach. It’s important when fossil hunting on the beach to stay away from the dangerous cliffs . The cliffs are liable to fall suddenly and without warning. In this video I made recently I find a wonderful sea urchin fossil preserved in flint . With sturdy rubber gloves and safety spectacles I break this fossil out of the rock by tapping the rock with a hammer . You can’t prepare flint rock 🪨 so the “gentle” hammering is your only option .In the rock I pick up I can see signs of a worn seaurchin , a worn part of it can be seen protruding out of the rock . Come on a guided fossil walk with us if you’d like to learn more about fossil collecting along the Jurassic Coast.http://www.lymeregisfossilwalks.com The website shows you the private fossil walks we run along the Jurassic Coast.See our Video on YouTube Below ,thanks for that .
Heading West of Lyme Regis along the Jurassic Coast, i see some lovely large ammonites. The attrition of the sand and sea wears away these' grand old 'fossil ammonites daily.I enjoy doing a little and large comparison of the ammonites i find. The small "metallic looking" ammonites i find are great to keep,these are from Seven Rock Point. I leave the big ammonites for others to see where they belong.Its very pleasurable to see the moss waterfall at Pinhay Bay-it seems other -worldly.The beautiful calm evening is 'dream like' on this gorgeous coastal fossil walk.http://www.lymeregisfossilwalks.com There is a fossil collecting code of conduct in operation along this stretch of the Jurassic Coast.The cliffs along this stretch are liable to fall suddenely and without warning .Its best to attend the beach at low tide and keep away from the dangerous cliffs.
See our YouTube Video below on Jurassic Coast fossil finding .Its just after Easter and i go down along the beach- East Of Lyme Regis. The Easter Holidays have just finished after lockdown and people have returned home ,from their holidays at Lyme Regis . Some folkes told me they had found some wonderful little ammonites along the Jurassic Coast .Others said they found very little or nothing . So i thought on a quiet evening after the Easter holidays i would challenge myself to find an ammonite fossilised in the "fool`s gold."Join me on this little fossil collecting trip on the evening of the 19th April 2021-East of Lyme Regis at low tide. After an hour and a half of fossil collecting see what i find! Its all about being patient and putting in some time and work to find a fossil. http://www.lymeregisfossilwalks.com The cliffs are dangerous along the Jurassic Coast always beware of the dangerous cliffs they are liable to fall suddenly and without warning .Have a look at the fossil collecting code of conduct that is in operation along the Jurassic Coast . edit.
4/11/2021 0 Comments
Fantastic Fossil Photos On Instagram .
A few weeks ago i joined Instagram.This is a service that allows users to share pictures and videos either publicly or privately.A good number of "fossilists"have shared some wonderful photographs of their fossil finds on Instagram.
Recently i uploaded an ammonite nodule,i had found when out fossil collecting.The fossil is filmed with the round part of the nodule showing in my hand.I then flip the stone over to reveal the ammonite inside the stone.I stipulate in the video description that" i can`t believe its flipping Thursday already."Its certainly true the weeks just fly by these days.The ammonite flipping phase certainly seems to be growing on Instagram every Thursday.If the trend continues in the next weeks the Fossil Flip Thursday Hashtag should see a lot more entries.
I have told people that flipping your fossil over a bed or cushion is good practice.Luckily so far i have managed to catch all my fossil specimens.Please follow us on Instagram @brandonfossils and you can see all our fossil videos there.The video directly below this text is one of the nodules that i have also shared on YouTube for people to view.
I am a fossil walk guide on the jurassic coast.