Welcome to Discovering Fossils - a collection of online
resources and guided fossil hunts that introduce the palaeontology
of Great Britain.
Written and designed by lifelong fossil enthusiast Roy Shepherd, the
website documents the country's most productive fossil hunting locations
and explains the techniques for effective, responsible collecting and
Discovering Fossils provides public and private guided fossil hunts
where families, groups and individuals of all ages and experience can
discover fossils for themselves. For details of forthcoming fossil
hunts please follow the link at the top of the page.
Working together to document and discuss the palaeontology
of the United Kingdom
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Safety notice: Fossil hunting can at times pose a risk to personal safety, in particular within environments close to the coast, cliffs
or in quarries and when using the tools and equipment illustrated. Discovering Fossils provides a free resource to inform you about
this fascinating subject and does not accept any liability for decisions made using this information. We recommend all individuals
abide by the fossil hunting guidelines available by clicking on the icon at the top of the page.