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Very enjoyable, informative walk

My wife and I went on a private walk with Chris, which started with a 45 minutes introductory talk... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Informative and fun

We booked a private fossil walk with Chris and really enjoyed it from beginning to end. The tour... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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Guided fossil hunting and collecting walks at Charmouth on Dorset's Jurassic Coast with Chris Pamplin B.Sc.
Lower Sea lane, Charmouth, Bridport DT6 6LL, England
+44 7724 599177
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Reviewed 3 days ago

My wife and I went on a private walk with Chris, which started with a 45 minutes introductory talk about fossils, the geology of Charmouth, and what to look for when we got on the beach - all in torrential rain! Having attempted fossil hunting...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We booked a private fossil walk with Chris and really enjoyed it from beginning to end. The tour started with a 30 min talk where Chris explained the geography and geology of the UK and the local area. Then we set off down the beach...More

1  Thank Adventurer636383
Reviewed 7 September 2018

Although the group was large, Chris kept the attention of the adults and children. The children were encouraged to go to the front so can see better and handle the sample fossils. Chris is very passionate and it comes through in the talk at the...More

2  Thank Jonathan B
Reviewed 28 August 2018

We had a private guided tour with Chris which I would highly recommend. It started with a quick, informative explanation of the kind of fossils we'd be likely to find and the prehistoric animals they came from. Our group was formed of a five year-old,...More

2  Thank dave_oop
Reviewed 26 August 2018

Thoroughly recommend this guided talk and walk on the beach. With it we found fossils on the beach The introductory talk was interesting, funny and aimed at all including kids. Chris and his team were available and helpful. once we were on the beach it...More

1  Thank 2018KRP
Reviewed 22 August 2018 via mobile

We attended a guided fossil wall on Monday afternoon. Chris held the attention of a large group of adults and childrren. He was extremely knowledgeable and clearly passionate about his subject. The talk was enjoyable and informative. Fossils were handed round and we were taught...More

1  Thank Eleanor R
Reviewed 20 August 2018

We enjoyed the talk and walk with Chris. He made it easier to recognise and find fossils as well as being funny and patient with the children. For the price, it was really worthwhile. Yes, we found some nice fossils, as well!

Thank pbfEngland
Reviewed 12 August 2018 via mobile

Thoroughly recommend having a guide on the beach. Really helped for us to find fossils on the beach The introductory talk was interesting and aimed at both adults and kids. Chris and his team were available and helpful,once we were on the beach, in helping...More

2  Thank Kate H
Reviewed 17 July 2018

My 10-year old daughter and I booked a private fossil walk with Chris a couple of weeks ago. His remarks and pacing were perfect for us, and we found plenty of fossils. It was a real-life treasure hunt and an experience neither of us will...More

2  Thank Maria H
Reviewed 26 June 2018

Chris is a fantastic guide and very knowledgable about fossils and the whole Jurassic period. He managed to keep 3 children (and 2 adults!) engaged for hours and was very educational and fun. Who knew what little 200,000,000 year old treasures were lying around on...More

Thank Lee M
Chris P, Manager at fossilwalks.com, responded to this reviewResponded 28 June 2018

Thanks Lee. Pleasure to meet you all.

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Response from Vicky F | Reviewed this property |
There were dogs when we went in May, but it wasn't the height if summer wen some beaches ban them...why not email Chris and ask?!
Trevor W
9 August 2016|
Response from daniel p | Reviewed this property |
Hi. All times are listed on the website and the cost is £5 per head over the age of four yrs, also check the tide times too. you'll be out and about for a couple of hours either walking on soft sand or on medium to large... More
5 May 2016|
Response from Tripping73 | Reviewed this property |
Search on Tripadvisor for things to do in Charmouth and you'll see his details.