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Location When Summary Description
Overstrand, Cromer NR27, UK April 9, 2017 UKAFH Overstrand  
Oxford NHM April 12, 2017 UKAFH *Oxford NHM trip and behind the scenes tour.* The behind the scenes guided tour will be on the following subjects: Historical collections and the origins of paleontology. Vertebrate paleontology collections and current research. The paleontology conservaion and preparation lab.n For more information about the museum, please click on the link provided blow: http://www.oum.ox.ac.uk/
Stainby Quarry April 22, 2017 The Stamford and District Geological Society Stainby Quarry: Saturday the 22nd of April 2017 led by Andrew Swift Times and Meeting places to be confirmed. Link: http://www.stamfordgeolsoc.org/event/stainby-quarry/
Penarth, UK April 23, 2017 UKAFH Penarth  
West Quarry/National stone center, Derbyshire May 7, 2017 UKAFH West Quarry, Derbyshire  
Ketton Quarry May 20, 2017 The Stamford and District Geological Society. Ketton Quarry is over a mile wide – its size has to be seen to be believed. The rocks here contain ammonites, corals, brachiopods, bivalves, fish and reptile remains, and much, much more. This is a superb location to visit. The quarry has recently been designated SSSI status. This huge quarry presents an opportunity to…
Herne Bay, UK May 21, 2017 UKAFH Herne Bay  
Pett Level, East Sussex, United Kingdom June 4, 2017 UKAFH Pett level, East Sussex  
Kettering Manor House Museum June 10, 2017 UKAFH Meet the UKAFH team as seen on ITV’s Dinosaur Britain, fossil displays (including Dinosaurs from all over the world), fossil hunting sand-pit, come talk about fossils, handle some rare specimens, join UKAFH, identify fossils, fossil rubbing and fossils for sale. No booking needed turn up on the day.
Hooken Cliff, Devon June 25, 2017 UKAFH Hooken Cliff One of the best location in Devon for finding fossils, in particular, echinoids, ammonites, fish and brachiopods. You just never know what you may find. They can be found in the Middle and Lower Chalk, and in the Upper Greensand. The site is between 90 and 96 million years old. Suitable for older children.
Caistor St Edmund chalk Quarry, Norfolk July 1, 2017 UKAFH Caistor St Edmund chalk Quarry This quarry is particularly good for fish remains, which can be found in the lower beds. Echinoids, brachiopods and bivalves are also common here, along with sponges from the flint spoil heaps. 25 spaces available. Older children 12 years and up.
Kings Dyke, Cambridgeshire July 2, 2017 UKAFH A great Oxford Clay fossil hunt perfect for all the family. It is situated inside a beautiful nature reserve. We will be hunting for Ammonites, Belemnites, marine reptile remians and shells from Jurassic 165MYA. Plenty to find and always the unexpected! Please be aware, that there is also a working quarry on this site, of…
Ringstead Bay, Dorset July 9, 2017 UKAFH Ringstead Bay  
Pode Hole Quarry, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire July 15, 2017 UKAFH Pode Hole Quarry One of the best locations in the UK to find Ice aged mammal fossils, from Woolly Mammoth to Woolly Rhino. As well as amazing Ice aged fossils, Jurassic Oxford Clay fossils can be found too, ranging from belemnites to marine reptiles. ADULTS and GOLD members only.
Clithroe (Salthill quarry) Lancashire July 16, 2017 UKAFH Clithroe (Salthill quarry) This is marine Carboniferious site full of Crinoids and as well rarer Blastoids. Suitable for older children. Click to book either of these fossil hunts http://www.ukafh.com/disclaimer-booking-form
Upper Gilwern Quarry, Wales July 29, 2017 UKAFH *Exclusive* Upper Gilwern Quarry  
Wrens nest, Warwickshire August 6, 2017 UKAFH Wrens nest  
Yaxley, Peterborough PE7, UK August 13, 2017 UKAFH Yaxley  
Ramsholt, Woodbridge IP12, UK September 2, 2017 UKAFH Ramsholt  
Ketton Quarry September 9, 2017 The Stamford and Geological Society. Ketton Quarry is over a mile wide – its size has to be seen to be believed. The rocks here contain ammonites, corals, brachiopods, bivalves, fish and reptile remains, and much, much more making this a superb location to visit. This huge quarry presents an opportunity to collect fossils from many different beds (see above).…
Seatown, Dorset September 10, 2017 UKAFH Seatown  
Smokejacks Quary September 10, 2017 The Stamford and Geological Society. The Stamford and District Geological Society has planned a visit to Smokejacks in Surrey. The trip is being run as part of the Kent Geologists' Group field programme for 2017. This Weald Clay brickpit has yielded a number of important finds over the past three decades. There will be a trip organised by Kent’s Geologists…
Seaford, Sussex October 1, 2017 UKAFH Seaford  
Lea Quarry October 7, 2017 The Stamford and Geological Society. As promised last year we have arranged another visit to this former workings quarry. This is a fantastic opportunity not to be missed as this well may be he last time anyone can visit this quarry. We shall have further details..i.e. meeting times,directions etc for all those wishing to go nearer the time. Please note…
Folkestone, UK October 14, 2017 – October 15, 2017 UKAFH Folkstone  
Warden Point, Isle of Sheppey, Kent November 12, 2017 UKAFH Warden Point  
Staithes, North Yorkshire December 10, 2017 UKAFH Staithes  
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