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Guided fossil hunting and collecting walks at Charmouth on Dorset's Jurassic Coast with Chris Pamplin B.Sc.
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hmct71
New Cumnock, UK1 contribution
Fantastic Fossil Finds
Jul 2021
Loved our fossil walk at Charmouth. Chris was very informative - we had our introductory lesson beforehand and even got tips on how to look after our fossil finds. We would never have known where to locate the fossils without Chris.We had a great time scouring the beach with Chris, who taught us the areas to concentrate on. Using this knowledge we were able to go on our own fossil hunts over the next few days and we were very successful at finding numerous fossils on our own. I can honestly say we would not have had as much success without having gone with Chris first.
Tip - I would definitely put on flip flops /boat shoes, shorts or waterproofs as it was so easy to forget about the waves when focusing on finding fossils!
Written 19 July 2021
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A Midlife Adventure
Dursley, UK789 contributions
Absolutely lovely guy with proven in depth knowledge of geology interspersed with humour
Jul 2021
I made a booking for me and my partner to celebrate our anniversary by learning to fossil hunt. A bit of an odd choice maybe but so glad we did this.
We met Chris at the assignation point at 3.30 pm last Saturday. He spent some time talking through the geology of the area and the types of fossils we might find. The talk was informative, interactive and interspersed with his sense of humour.
This was really helpful and laid a great foundation (excuse the pun) to our fossil walk.

Once on the beach we truly lost ourselves in searching for the different types of fossils Chris had highlighted to us. We were fortunate to find a couple ourselves but armed with Chris' experience and extremely beady eyes we left with quite a little trove. So immersed in our task we completely lost track of time and there was evidently no pressure from Chris himself. We reached more or less the end of the beach before heading back to the car park.

An absolutely great few hours that has no doubt ignited future interest for us. We cannot recommend Chris enough.
Written 10 July 2021
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Emma H
7 contributions
Brilliant, funny and knowledgeable tours!
Jun 2021
My daughter and I booked Chris for a fossil walk but had to move it a couple of times due to covid. Chris was very helpful, responsive and it was easy to book. When we finally met at 8am in Charmouth, we warmed to Chris straight away! He is funny and great with the kids! He took his time showing and explaining then we went on a trek for fossils! I enjoyed it as much as our daughter! It was great! You must book!
Thank you Chris!
Written 14 June 2021
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Trudi Herbert
3 contributions
Fun Fossil Finding talk/walk with Chris Pamplin
May 2021 • Couples
We came to Charmouth last year and went fossil hunting on Charmouth Beach, but had no clue what to look for or where to look. This year we booked a fossil hunt with Chris Pamplin which proved beyond doubt that last year we indeed had no idea what we were doing!!!
His jokes are groan worthy lol and his knowledge so annoyingly brilliant he found me the most tinniest of iddy biddy ammonites you could ever find, just to show how amazing his skills are. If you want to go fossil hunting on the Jurrasic Coast in Dorset, book a guided tour with Chris. Believe me you won't regret it. oh and he gets you completely hooked with how fascinating fossils are. Thanks Chris you are a star xx
Written 27 May 2021
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Sophie B
London, United Kingdom1 contribution
Private family guided fossil walk
Apr 2021
We have been fossil hunting on Charmouth beach for many years now but booked a fossil walk with Chris as we were keen to learn more about finding fossils inside rocks. Chris started with a fun, informative talk and then showed us all the types of fossils we could potentially find - some of which we had never seen before! He gave us some great tips about the best way to search the beach and how to identify rocks which may be hiding something inside. We came away with several lovely finds. We all had a fun few hours and learnt lots of new things! Whether you are new to the joy of fossil hunting, or have been doing it for years, I would highly recommend a guided fossil walk with Chris.
Written 4 May 2021
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Tamar N
London, UK12 contributions
Private Family Fossil Walk
Apr 2021 • Family
We just got home from our two days on the Jurassic Coast. Chris was a marvel. My 7 year old was pretty grumpy but he told wonderfully terrible jokes and managed to cheer her up.

Chris is knowledgeable and patient and makes it easy. Helped us get the eye for it and by the end if three hours we were seeing fossils everywhere.

Really fun and it was spot on for all 3 generations of us.
Written 25 April 2021
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gemmie25
Totton, UK103 contributions
“Best Day Ever!”
Apr 2021 • Family
I booked the private walk with Chris for 3 of us including my 6 year old daughter, 60 year old nanny and me (30 odd).
Chris provided clear communication prior to the day and was willing to answer any questions I had.
On the day Chris provided a COVID safe talk outside which was engaging and informative and yet still managed to capture the imagination of my 6 year old throughout. (Albeit a couple of iffy jokes 😂).

During the walk I had a very excited chatterbox (sorry) 6 year old who chris was more than happy to engage with.

Chris’s knowledge and guidance helped the 3 of us find more fossils than we had found combined in the past few years visiting the same spots.

Chris’s passion and love for fossils is clear throughout the 3 hours were such great value for money.

My 6 year old summed the trip up as “The best day ever!!”

We will be booking again :) and I would definitely recommend this to anyone interested in fossils.
Written 25 April 2021
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Natalie L
Cornwall, UK11 contributions
Fantastic Fossil Finds
Oct 2020
We booked a private group fossil walk with Chris as a family of four with two teenage girls. Chris gave an informed but lighthearted introduction to fossil hunting, which fossils to find, where to look and what to look for. The weather was bad but the morning fossil hunting with Chris was entertaining and successful. Without his expertise we would have been hunting all morning and probably not found much at all. Instead we found some lovely fossils to bring home, to add to our previously shop bought collection. From his hunting and safety advice we looked for fossils ourselves on two other days and found some more. We will definitely visit the Jurassic Coast again.
Written 9 November 2020
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MrsYSLondon
3 contributions
Fantastic Fossil Walk
Oct 2020 • Family
We all had a brilliant afternoon on a fossil walk with Chris. He is knowledgeable, engaging and fun! I can’t recommend Chris enough.
Written 24 October 2020
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Chris B
1 contribution
Brilliant
Sep 2020
Had a brilliant three hours with Chris walking along the beach. Our two kids were entertained all the way (age 14 and 11) and came home with a bundle of fossils that they were very proud of!
Written 21 September 2020
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