Fossil Walks

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.

Friday 17th August, 2:30pm – 4:30pm
Saturday 1st September, 2:30pm – 4:30pm

Call 01984 632 101 to book your space!