Our public walks are held at our most popular locality, Compton Bay, owned and cared for by the National Trust!
Compton yields a very high diversity of fossils, all sat on the beach waiting to be found. From dinosaur bones, fossil shells, and all the ancient beasties in the flintstones! Compton is also easily accessible to all ages and abilities, with ample parking available, and on site facilities provided by the trust.
We also walk back in time to walk in the Footsteps of Giants, focusing on the famous 130 million-year-old Wessex Formation dinosaur footprints and trackways found at Hanover Point! Learn how the footprints formed, the different species of dinosaur tracks we can encounter, and what they tell us about dinosaur biology and life on ancient floodplains.
October half term 2023 public walks
Wednesday, 1st November, 15.00 – 17.00
Friday, 3rd November, 9.00 – 11.00