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Fossil Hunting

Searching for the preserved remains of plants or animals – fossils – is something adults and children, professionals and amateurs can do on an equal footing. All it takes is a keen eye, a bit of patience and the right location.

As far as locations go, Somerset is one of the best with a fantastic stretch of Jurassic coast to rival some of the better known beaches. It has ten coastal sites brimming with prospect and all are easily accessible.

You don’t need to be an expert or to have any equipment to spot a fossil lying on the shore line. If you are really keen you can buy a special hammer to split the rocks that might conceal a fossil but you should take can how you do this and wear safety glasses. 

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