Follow us on:
news ● discuss ● share
Left: Lucinda searching for
fossils within the chalk at
Beachy Head. Right: Smiling for the camera on a very
cold morning at
Marloes Sands in Wales.
I grew up in Littlehampton, a seaside town in West Sussex, and lived there
all of my life until going to university. I never knew fossils existed in
Littlehampton, until I went for a walk along the beach with Roy. After only
a short search, I found the first echinoid that day, and the second and soon
We soon began to visit West Beach more often, at weekends and
holidays when home from University - my aim was to collect enough
echinoids so that every child in my class could have access to one!
Collecting fossils combines many things that I feel passionate
about. I am a strong believer in first-hand experience and gaining
knowledge through personal sensory exploration. Fossil hunting and
discovery captures an imagination that cannot be gained through
words, pictures or isolated examples. It stimulates an awareness of
the world around us, enabling a vivid picture of a specific area to
In a world of scientific and technological advancement where we see
nothing but hustle and bustle, it is nice to be able to escape. We
often overlook what is directly on our doorstep, and what can be
done spending little or no money.
You don't need lots of expensive equipment and you certainly don't
need to be an expert. It's about discovery and more importantly
about having fun!
ADVERTISEMENT BY UKGE - OFFICIAL ADVERTISING PARTNER OF DISCOVERING FOSSILS
ADVERTISEMENT BY UKGE - OFFICIAL ADVERTISING PARTNER OF DISCOVERING
Join us on a fossil hunt
Left: A birthday party with
a twist - fossil hunting at
Right: A family hold their prized ammonite at Beachy Head.
Discovering Fossils guided fossil hunts reveal evidence of life that existed
millions of years ago. Whether it's your first time fossil hunting or you're
looking to expand your subject knowledge, our fossil hunts provide an
enjoyable and educational experience for all. To find out more