So, you want a walk in Dorset that will help you get a feel for the area without leaving you hobbling around with blisters– and what could be more apt that a guided fossil walk in Lyme Regis? The Lyme Regis Museum’s guided walks are amongst the most popular short walks in the county, and with the chance of making a Jurassic discovery we’re not surprised.
The walks are aimed at adults and children, and you’ll be taken up and along the beach to the East of Lyme to get up close to the site of some of the world’s most influential fossil finds. Make sure you wear some sturdy shoes as the beach is rocky and you’ll need to do some clambering, and it’s a good idea to wear a rucksack so that your hands are free to dig!
The walks are informal and friendly, and you’ll be guided by the museum’s very own geologist Paddy Howe and marine biologist Chris Andrew. They ensure that there are never more than 15 walkers to one guide, so you’ll be able to ask them anything you like as you go. It doesn’t matter whether you’re a fossil fanatic or you’re just curious to see what you might find, the excitement of looking for something on the shore 150 million years after it was formed will soon have you and your family in its grip.
If you want to brush up know knowledge of the Jurassic Coastline and its significance after your walk you’ll be able to gain free entry to the museum with your ticket. Happy hunting.