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Fran
Hello! I'm Franziska from Switzerland. I'll be in London with our son (7 years) in this april.
We would love to go one day fossils hunting on the 15th, 16th to 17th April.
Is there a guide or a tour somewhere? We would of course also take a train for 2 or 3 hours. (Dorset, Yorkshire and similar places would be possible for us to come). it would be great if somebody could help us to find a guide/a tour for one of these three days. Best regards! Franziska
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Rhaetianpenarth207

If you go to Dorset, then you could try the Charmouth Heritage Centre or the Lyme Regis Museum. Lyme should have quite a few guided walks available. I’m not familiar with the locations nearer to you but you could try UKAFH. If you don’t need a tour then you could try Abbey Wood, in South East London or the Isle of Sheppey in Kent. The locations guide in the UK fossils network should give you an idea about places you could go to. Depends what fossils you’re after.

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Rhaetianpenarth207
If you go to Dorset, I highly recommend Charmouth and Lyme Regis. Fossils can be picked up with ease of the beach including golden pyrite ammonites and the odd ichthyosaur vertebra. However, they are both extremely popular and there will be a lot of people there, smashing every rock possible. 
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Fran
Thanks a lot for this interesting and helpful informations!
And do you know if I could book a tour (public or private) for this wonderful places?

Best regards!

Franziska
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estwing
Hi Franziska
In Whitby, North Yorkshire, contact Natural Wonders, they do fossil hunting trips:
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estwing
https://www.fossils-uk.com/whitby-fossil-hunting-trips/
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Dirty Pete
On UK public transport 😫 it'll take at least 5 hrs to get to Whitby and at least 4 hours to get to Lyme Regis or Charmouth. Unless you stay overnight , you will spend most of the day/night sitting on trains and buses.  Not a nice prospect.

Pete
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Rhaetianpenarth207
Lyme Regis museum-  https://www.lymeregismuseum.co.uk/
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Rhaetianpenarth207
Brandon Lennon-  https://www.lymeregisfossilsforsale.co.uk/fossil-walks.html
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Rhaetianpenarth207
Charmouth Heritage Coast Centre-  https://charmouth.org/chcc/
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Rhaetianpenarth207

Pete’s right. It does take a long time to get to Dorset and Whitby. 

The Isle of Wight might be closer. 

Dinosaur Isle museum-  http://www.dinosaurisle.com/events.aspx

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Rhaetianpenarth207
Dinosaur expeditions-  http://www.dinosaurexpeditions.co.uk/fossil-trips
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Rhaetianpenarth207
Wight coast fossils-  https://wightcoastfossils.co.uk/guided-tours/
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Dirty Pete
Yes the Isle of Wight is closer but getting to the IOW has the extra complication of a ferry/hovercraft. Trying to co-ordinate public transport with a fossil walk, the timing of which is probably determined by the state of the tide would be a logistical nightmare and what about the return journey? Unless you can commit to a couple of days and stay in a B&B I wouldn't do it, especially with a 7 year old in tow, far too stressful. 

Pete.
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Fran
Thanks a lot for your BIG HELP!!!! I come from writing a message to the white coast fossils, and hope that we will have a possibility to book a tour! It is a quite long way with public traffic. But we think it could be worth. Luckily we are used to do almost everything with public traffic in Switzerland 🙂 and I would plan to do already the way as a big adventure for our son... 🙂 
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estwing
Fran,
From London you could easily go to Folkestone or to Eastbourne, on the south coast, only less than a couple of hours by train:
https://ukfossils.co.uk/2008/01/24/folkestone/
https://ukfossils.co.uk/2017/02/06/eastbourne/
I don't know whether there are guided fossil hunting trips, though
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Rhaetianpenarth207
Abbey Wood might not have guided trips but it’s a nice little location IN London.
https://ukfossils.co.uk/2016/06/16/abbey-wood/
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Rhaetianpenarth207
Many locations near London
https://ukfossils.co.uk/category/kent/
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Fran
Huge thanks for you BIG HELP!!!!!!! Fran
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denis 1
The Warren at Folkestone is in reach by high-speed rail from London.
http://www.gaultammonite.co.uk/
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