IS THIS THE FINEST COASTAL VIEW IN THE UK?
FOSSIL HUNTING IN CHARMOUTH
Ali Ferris from Charmouth Heritage Coast Centre tells us what to look for.
“After the winter weather we would expect to find fool’s gold ammonites, belemnites aplenty, crinoids, shells and hopefully bones of the Jurassic sea monsters – yes really!
Book a guided fossil walk at charmouth.org/chcc.
On Sunday 20 January we are joining forces with Plastic Free Charmouth for a beach clean. Please do come along to this free event and help fight the tide of plastic. Equipment is provided, meet at Centre steps at 11am (finish 12.30pm).
The Attenborough Sea Dragon will stay on display at the Centre for another year. Find our opening times at charmouth.org/chcc which also lists all our February half term events including daily fossil walks and children’s art and craft activities.” Jim Gale from Lulworth Cove Visitors Centre shares his favourite view.
“One of my favourite locations is Bindon Hill. Lulworth Cove backs onto the hill, yet very few visitors make the climb and enjoy what this superb vantage point has to offer. This chalk bastion is home to an incredible 32 of the UK’s 52 butterfly species and is one of the premier sites in the country to see a wide variety of butterflies and moths.
The hill hosts an Iron Age hillfort which extends into the Army Ranges to Arish Mell to the east. Looking seawards, the true scale of Lulworth Cove is apparent, and as you make your way down the steps (not for the faint-hearted) on the east side of the hill you are treated to what must be one of the most breathtaking views in the British Isles.”
Jim Gale walking on the coast path at Lulworth 'This is one of the premier sites in the country to see a wide variety of butterflies and moths'
Fossil hunting on Charmouth beach