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2nd September 2017 FOLKESTONE FOSSIL FORAY PDF Print

Saturday 2 September 2017 2:00pm
THE GEOLOGY OF FOLKESTONE WARREN & FOSSIL FORAY
This short walk will provide an introduction to the local geology and the fossils that can be found and explain why the landscape around East Wear Bay looks as it does. The walk is expected to last about 1.5 hours and will be visiting the rocky beach, so sturdy footwear is required. Suggested donation of £2 appreciated. This event is suitable for ages 5 and above. LEADER: Geoff Downer, GeoConservation Kent and Kent Geologists’ Group for White Cliffs Countryside Partnership (01304 241806). MEET: Outside Restaurant (The Pavilion), Wear Bay Road, Folkestone (TR 239 364). DISTANCE: 1 mile (1.5 hours). GRADE: 5 (rocky beach)

 
15th October 2017 FOLKESTONE FOSSIL FORAY PDF Print

Sunday 15 October 2017 2:00pm
THE GEOLOGY OF FOLKESTONE WARREN & FOSSIL FORAY
This short walk will provide an introduction to the local geology and the fossils that can be found and explain why the landscape around East Wear Bay looks as it does. The walk is expected to last about 1.5 hours and will be visiting the rocky beach, so sturdy footwear is required. Suggested donation of £2 appreciated. This event is suitable for ages 5 and above. LEADER: Phil Hadland, GeoConservation Kent and Kent Geologists’ Group for White Cliffs Countryside Partnership (01304 241806). MEET: Outside Restaurant (The Pavilion), Wear Bay Road, Folkestone (TR 239 364). DISTANCE: 1 mile (1.5 hours). GRADE: 5 (rocky beach)

 
25th October 2016 Folkestone Fossil Foray PDF Print

Tuesday 25th October 2016 at 2pm

THE GEOLOGY OF FOLKESTONE WARREN & FOSSIL FORAY

This short walk will provide an introduction to the local geology and the fossils that can be found and explain why the landscape around East Wear Bay looks as it does. The walk is expected to last about 1½ hours and will be visiting the beach, so sturdy footwear is required. Suggested donation of £2 appreciated. LEADERS: Ann Barrett and Geoff Downer of GeoConservation Kent and Kent Geologists' Group for White Cliffs Countryside Partnership (01304 241806). MEET: Outside Restaurant (The Pavilion), Wear Bay Road, Folkestone (TR 239 364).DISTANCE: 1 mile (2 hours). GRADE: 5 (rocky beach)

 
3rd April 2016 Folkestone Fossil Foray PDF Print

Sunday 3rd April 2016 at 2.00pm

THE GEOLOGY OF FOLKESTONE WARREN & FOSSIL FORAY

This short walk will provide an introduction to the local geology and the fossils that can be found and explain why the landscape around East Wear Bay looks as it does. The walk is expected to last about 1½ hours and will be visiting the beach, so sturdy footwear is required. Suggested donation of £2 appreciated. LEADER: Geoff Downer, GeoConservation Kent and Kent Geologists' Group for White Cliffs Countryside Partnership (01304 241806). MEET: Outside Restaurant (The Pavilion), Wear Bay Road, Folkestone (TR 239 364).DISTANCE: 1 mile (1.5 hours). GRADE: 5 (rocky beach)

 
1 June 2016 Folkestone Fossil Foray PDF Print

Wednesday 1 June 2016 2.00pm

THE GEOLOGY OF FOLKESTONE WARREN & FOSSIL FORAY

This short walk will provide an introduction to the local geology and the fossils that can be found and explain why the landscape around East Wear Bay looks as it does. The walk is expected to last about 1½ hours and will be visiting the beach, so sturdy footwear is required. Suggested donation of £2 appreciated. LEADER: Ann Barrett, GeoConservation Kent and Kent Geologists' Group for White Cliffs Countryside Partnership (01304 241806). MEET: Outside Restaurant (The Pavilion), Wear Bay Road, Folkestone (TR 239 364).DISTANCE: 1 mile (1.5 hours). GRADE: 5 (rocky beach)

 
30 July 2016 Folkestone Fossil Foray PDF Print

Saturday 30 July 2016 2.00pm

THE GEOLOGY OF FOLKESTONE WARREN & FOSSIL FORAY

This short walk will provide an introduction to the local geology and the fossils that can be found and explain why the landscape around East Wear Bay looks as it does. The walk is expected to last about 1½ hours and will be visiting the beach, so sturdy footwear is required. Suggested donation of £2 appreciated. LEADER: Geoff Downer, GeoConservation Kent and Kent Geologists' Group for White Cliffs Countryside Partnership (01304 241806). MEET: Outside Restaurant (The Pavilion), Wear Bay Road, Folkestone (TR 239 364).DISTANCE: 1 mile (1.5 hours). GRADE: 5 (rocky beach)

 
29th August 2015 Folkestone Fossil Foray PDF Print

 

Saturday 29th August 2015 at 3:00pm

THE GEOLOGY OF FOLKESTONE WARREN & FOSSIL FORAY

This short walk will provide an introduction to the local geology and the fossils that can be found and explain why the landscape around East Wear Bay looks as it does. The walk is expected to last about 1½ hours and will be visiting the beach, so sturdy footwear is required. Suggested donation of £2 appreciated. LEADER: Andy Temple, GeoConservation Kent and Kent Geologists' Group for White Cliffs Countryside Partnership (01304 241806). MEET: Outside Restaurant (The Pavilion), Wear Bay Road, Folkestone (TR 239 364). DISTANCE: 1 mile (2 hours). GRADE: 5 (rocky beach)

 
18th April 2015 Folkestone Fossil Foray PDF Print

Saturday 18th April 2015 3:00pm

THE GEOLOGY OF FOLKESTONE WARREN & FOSSIL FORAY

This short walk will provide an introduction to the local geology and the fossils that can be found and explain why the landscape around East Wear Bay looks as it does. The walk is expected to last about 1½ hours and will be visiting the beach, so sturdy footwear is required. Suggested donation of £2 appreciated. LEADER: Andy Temple, GeoConservation Kent and Kent Geologists' Group for White Cliffs Countryside Partnership (01304 241806).  MEET: Outside Restaurant (The Pavilion), Wear Bay Road, Folkestone (TR 239 364). DISTANCE: 1 mile (2 hours). GRADE: 5 (rocky beach)

 
16th February 2015 Folkestone Fossil foray PDF Print

Monday 16 February 2015 2.00pm

THE GEOLOGY OF FOLKESTONE WARREN & FOSSIL FORAY

This short walk will provide an introduction to the local geology and the fossils that can be found and explain why the landscape around East Wear Bay looks as it does. The walk is expected to last about 1½ hours and will be visiting the beach, so sturdy footwear is required. Suggested donation of £2 appreciated. LEADER: Andy Temple, GeoConservation Kent and Kent Geologists' Group for White Cliffs Countryside Partnership (01304 241806).  MEET: Outside Restaurant (The Pavilion), Wear Bay Road, Folkestone (TR 239 364). DISTANCE: 1 mile (2 hours). GRADE: 5 (rocky beach)

 

 
THE GEOLOGY OF FOLKESTONE WARREN AND FOSSIL FORAY PDF Print

Saturday 9 August 2014 3.00pm

THE GEOLOGY OF FOLKESTONE WARREN AND FOSSIL FORAY

This short walk will provide an introduction to the local geology and the fossils that can be found and explain why the landscape around East Wear Bay looks as it does. The walk is expected to last about 1½ hours and will be visiting the beach, so sturdy footwear is required. Suggested donation of £2 appreciated. LEADERS: Geoff Downer and Ann Barrett and of GeoConservation Kent and Kent Geologists' Group. MEET: Outside Sandbanks (The Pavilion), Wear Bay Road, Folkestone (TR 239 364). DISTANCE: 1 mile (2 hours). GRADE: 5 (rocky beach)

 
THE GEOLOGY OF FOLKESTONE WARREN AND FOSSIL FORAY PDF Print

Saturday 9 August 2014 at 3.00pm

THE GEOLOGY OF FOLKESTONE WARREN AND FOSSIL FORAY

This short walk will provide an introduction to the local geology and the fossils that can be found and explain why the landscape around East Wear Bay looks as it does. The walk is expected to last about 1½ hours and will be visiting the beach, so sturdy footwear is required. Suggested donation of £2 appreciated. LEADERS: Geoff Downer and Ann Barrett and of GeoConservation Kent and Kent Geologists' Group. MEET: Outside Sandbanks (The Pavilion), Wear Bay Road, Folkestone (TR 239 364). DISTANCE: 1 mile (2 hours). GRADE: 5 (rocky beach)

Saturday 26 April 2014 at 2.00pm

THE GEOLOGY OF FOLKESTONE WARREN AND FOSSIL FORAY

This short walk will provide an introduction to the local geology and the fossils that can be found and explain why the landscape around East Wear Bay looks as it does. The walk is expected to last about 1½ hours and will be visiting the beach, so sturdy footwear is required. Suggested donation of £2 appreciated. LEADERS: Geoff Downer and Ann Barrett and of GeoConservation Kent and Kent Geologists' Group. MEET: Outside Sandbanks (The Pavilion), Wear Bay Road, Folkestone (TR 239 364). DISTANCE: 1 mile (2 hours). GRADE: 5 (rocky beach)

 

 
THE GEOLOGY OF FOLKESTONE WARREN AND FOSSIL FORAY PDF Print

Saturday 9th November 2013 at 10.00am

THE GEOLOGY OF FOLKESTONE WARREN AND FOSSIL FORAY

This short walk will provide an introduction to the local geology and the fossils that

can be found and explain why the landscape around East Wear Bay looks as it does.

The walk is expected to last about 1½ hours and will be visiting the beach, so sturdy

footwear is required. Suggested donation of £2 appreciated. LEADERS: Geoff

Downer of GeoConservation Kent and Ann Barrett of Kent Geologists' Group for

White Cliffs Countryside Partnership (01304 241806). MEET: Outside Sandbanks (The

Pavilion), Wear Bay Road, Folkestone (TR 239 364). DISTANCE: 1 mile (2 hours).

GRADE: 5 (rocky beach).

 

 
DINOSAUR FOOTPRINTS & FOSSIL FORAY 17th August 2pm PDF Print

Saturday 17 August 2013 at 2.00pm

DINOSAUR FOOTPRINTS & FOSSIL FORAY

A walk to find out about the recent discovery of dinosaur footprints at Wear Bay beach with a short fossil foray to see how to find fossils on the beach. Donation appreciated. LEADER: Philip Hadland, Geoconservation Kent on behalf of White Cliffs Countryside Partnership (01304 241806). MEET: Outside Sandbanks (The Pavilion), Wear Bay Road, Folkestone CT19 6BL (TR 239 364). DISTANCE: 1 mile (2 hours). GRADE: 5 (rocky shore).

Click here to see the BBC report about the footprints

 
Turner Contemporary Fossil Fair 1st June 2013 PDF Print

This event was extremely successful. The Coastal Dinosaurs talk by Philip Hadland was well attended by around 30 people.

Click here to see the BBC report on the footprints

 

1pm-4pm on 1st June

Visitors will be greeted by a wide range of interesting items from around the region in celebration of East Kent's fossil riches. Their will be short lectures, learning games for kids and stalls of all kinds to satisfy the enthusiast right up to the serious collector. The RockDoc will also be on hand to identify any finds the public might bring in.

£3 adults / free for children, CT9 families and Coastal Dinosaurs talk ticket holders

Dr Alasdair Bruce, aka 'Rock Doc', and the Rock Doc team and experts host an afternoon of fossil discovery. Come and have your fossil identified by the fossil experts, who are on hand to tell you more about your findings.

You can come to the Fossil Fair for free if you buy a ticket to our Coastal Dinosaurs talk taking place on the same day at 12 noon.

Click here for more information

 
Another Successful Fossil Roadshow! PDF Print

Geoconservation Kent were at this years Fossil Roadshow organised by Canterbury Museums and Galleries which returned to the Beaney on 23rd February 2013 after a break of 2 years.

It was a very successful day with over 1700 visitors. Over 60 children took the quiz on the Geoconservation Kent quiz table, receiving fossil prizes for their efforts.

Other groups and individuals who attended included Medway Fossil and Mineral Society with beautiful fossils from Bishopstone and the London Clay, Sidcup Mineral and Lapidary Society with some lovely minerals, Ian Clarke with some of his fantastic fossils and fossil artwork, The Sheppey Fossil Study Group with their amazing fossils from the London Clay and Chris Wren with his ancient flint hand tools and the bones giant pleistocene beasts from the local area.

Thankyou to all who helped make it such a successful day!

Here are few images from the day

All set on the GeoconservationKent table

All set on the Geoconservation kent table

Ian Clarke and some of his beautiful ammonites

Ian Clarke and his Gault Clay ammonites

Sidcup Mineral and Lapidary Society's table

 The Sidcup Mineral and Lapidary Society Table

The Sheppey Fossil Study Group table

Fred Clouter discusses a London Clay fossil

Chris Wren and some of his ancient flint tools and bones of giant pleistocene animals

Chris Wren and ancient flint tools and Pleistocene bones

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Martin Crowther sorting out some refreshments!

Martin making the tea

See you next year!

 

 
Coming soon PDF Print

Coming soon.

Fossil Event at Turner Contemporary on 1st June 2013. The event will feature local fossils and special lectures.