It hasn't passed me by the fact that I'm lucky to be close to a number of cool places to go fossiling. :-) Just greedy I guess....!
When I was growing up my friends and I spent a good part of our summers playing in the local chalk pits round Burham, which is kind of halfway between Maidstone & Chatham. (I can't imagine anyone letting their children do that now!) I found out recently that the pits we played in have turned out some quite impressive fossils over the years, and I was thinking of going back to have a look, but now they are RIGS sites and fenced off (probably to stop irresponsible children getting in and injuring themselves :-) ) link to web page below
As an aside, this pit was for sale on Right Move last year, if I'd had a spare â£200k I'd been able to have my own fossil hunting site! Anyway that's what got me thinking, as the chalk pops up in various places in the surrounding woods. I've not really got my head around the geology side of things yet, if I put my mind to it I guess it must be possible to work out were the more fossiliferous chalks come to the surface?
Also with reference to the RIGS sites, has anyone had any experience of trying to get into these sort of places to hunt?
I also noticed someone made reference to having been to the Medway Gap in a post recently, I can see where that is on the map, but no idea where specifically to look for fossils does anyone know?
OK... stop typing Mark this is turning into a stream of consciousness... :-)