Fossil Hunting in the UK

UK Fossils – Fossil collecting guides, advice, fossil hunting locations and events.

Where to find fossils? What is a fossil? and What to find? It doesn’t matter if your an experienced collector, or just starting out, our guides feature hundreds of fossil collecting locations in the UK, with geological guides, and advice. Fossils, rocks and minerals can easily be found with a little patience, we will show you how.

Featuring 398 locations

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Norfolk Suffolk Essex Kent and London Sussex Hampshire Isle of Wight Dorset Devon Cornwell Somerset Wiltshire Gloucestershire Cambridgeshire Lincolnshire East Riding Yorkshire Durham and Cleveland Northumberland Cumbria Derbyshire Shropshire East Midlands West Midlands Lancashire and Cheshire Northern Ireland North Wales East Wales West Wales South Wales North Scotland Isle of Skye South Scotland Central Scotland

South Scotland

Join us on our UKAFH Fossil Hunts

We also run events via UKAFH, the UK’s number one family fossil hunting society. Events are UK wide. We offer low cost UKAFH annual subscription, where you can join on any hunts. We also have a special family option, offering excellent value for money. Subscription members also receive our Rock and Fossil Magazine, Deposits, as a PDF download or can choose our printed version.

Found a fossil? Want some help to identify

We have a special forum with experts on hand. Simply upload your photos to our community board (Discuss Fossils) and they will help to confirm your finds. We also have a dedicated Facebook group Club @ UKAFH.

Beginners guides to fossil hunting

UKGE Limited - Welcome to UKGE Limited, specialists since 1998, in one of the largest ranges of Earth Science Equipment in the World. Our product range includes tools and books, geological maps, field equipment, navigation / safety Wear, […]
Stratigraphy and Stratigraphic Nomenclature - What is stratigraphy? The word ‘stratigraphy’ is used to describe the study of rock layers or strata. The most fundamental principals employed within this discipline are: The law of superposition, which states that, within any […]
An Introduction to Ammonites - Ammonites (Ammonitida) were shelled cephalopod molluscs that lived throughout the world’s oceans during the Mesozoic (Triassic, Jurassic and Cretaceous periods) and they were an extremely successful order, as evidenced by the frequency with which their […]
An Introduction to Ostracods - Ostracods are small, shelled crustaceans that are still living today. Their fossil record stretches back into the Cambrian period. These little animals range in size from below a millimetre to a few centimetres, but most […]