Pre-historic secrets of the Isle of Wight

Fossils

I am very proud resident of Dorset and often sing the praises of the history and beauty of our Jurassic Coast, taking the kids on fossil hunts to places like Kimmeridge Bay, Charmouth and Lyme Regis. Another local place that we enjoy visiting is the Isle of Wight, which has been declared the dinosaur capital of Britain in a map compiled by the Natural History Museum, beating the Jurassic Coast as the richest area for dinosaur fossil finds. Fossil hunting is a brilliant excuse for getting the kids out in the fresh air and you don’t have to be a scientist or explorer to find them… Continue Reading “Pre-historic secrets of the Isle of Wight”

Our favourite beaches for Fossil Hunting in Dorset

You are probably thinking I am mad talking about fossil hunting during the winter months, but it is the perfect time of year for it, as stormy weather churns up the beaches exposing the fossils from the rocks and the cliffs. Dorset is famous for being the home of the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site which stretches from Studland Bay in Dorset westwards towards Exmouth in East Devon, a distance of approximately 96 miles. The coastline features outstanding geology with parts dating back over 185 million years. For this reason it is a hotbed for fossil hunting with hundreds of… Continue Reading “Our favourite beaches for Fossil Hunting in Dorset”