Scratch far below the surface of Watchet and come and enjoy our fossil walks hosted by local geologists Andy King and Dave Evans. Travel back nearly 200 million years and discover the fossils of animals that lived in the shallow, warm seas that covered Watchet during the Jurassic Period, the time when dinosaurs walked on the nearby hills. See wonderful fossils, including spectacular ammonites, oysters and clams. You may even be lucky enough to find the ‘devil’s toe-nail’ or small pieces of fossilised bones or ribs that belonged to ichthyosaurs – the famous Jurassic ‘sea dragons’!
Each fossil walk lasts about 2 hours. You will need to wear suitable footwear, stout trainers or wellington boots are best. We also advise you bring along a light waterproof coat, a drink, a hat and sun cream.
All the walks start promptly from the Watchet Visitor Centre. Please arrive 5-10 minutes before the walk is due to start.
Sun 3rd June (start time 2pm)
Sat 16th June (start time 1pm)
Sun 1st July (start time 1pm)
Sat 14th July (start time midday, 1200)
Sun 15th July (start time midday, 1200)
Sat 28th July (start time midday, 1200)
Sun 29th July (start time midday, 1200)
Sat 11th August (start time midday, 1200)
Sun 12th August (start time midday, 1200)
Wed 15th August (start time 2pm)
Sat 1st September (start time 2pm)
Call 01984 632 101 to book your space!