Brandon and his  Fossil Walks

The annual Lyme Regis Fossil Festival starts today.  It runs from April 29th across the holiday weekend and concludes on May 1st.  This has become such an important event in the fossil collector’s calendar that even Royal Weddings are timed to coincide with this event.

Lyme Regis Fossil Festival

Our dear chum Brandon Lennon, is taking a group of lucky people on a guided fossil walk this morning, over the fossil rich rocks on the beaches of Lyme Regis.  We are not sure which route the experienced fossil hunter will take, perhaps he will head over to Monmouth beach or maybe he will take the short trip over to Charmouth under the Church cliffs heading over towards the magnificent Black Ven.  No matter which route is chosen, those lucky people able to secure a place on Brandon’s guided fossil walk will be guaranteed to find some interesting fossils, as guided by a local expert they really can’t miss.

Maybe a Visit to the Spectacular Ammonite/Nautiloid Pavement at Lyme Regis

Lyme Regis Fossil Festival

Falling tides reveal the extensive Ammonite Pavement sometimes referred to as the Ammonite Graveyard. The Lyme Regis Fossil Festival starts today! Picture credit: Everything Dinosaur.

Picture credit: Everything Dinosaur

Best of luck to Brandon, hope the weather stays fine for you and here’s hoping that the rest of the Fossil Festival enjoys excellent weather and record breaking crowds.

To read more about Brandon’s walks: Guided Fossil Walks.

As for team members at Everything Dinosaur, this weekend we are heading further back in time…

Polished Ammonite Fossils from Lyme Regis

Polished ammonite fossils.

Polished ammonites from Lyme Regis.  Picture credit: Everything Dinosaur.

Picture credit: Everything Dinosaur

For models and replicas of ammonites, belemnites and other prehistoric creatures associated with Lyme Regis, take a look at this section of Everything Dinosaur’s award-winning website: Models of Fossil Animals.