Every time we re-watch the old ‘Jurassic Park’ films we get the urge to go fossil hunting. The thrill of finding something that’s millions of years old is unmatched, whether you’re 12 or 42. There are plenty of great places to go fossil hunting in the UK, but where are the best specimens most commonly found?
Over 570 million years, the land that we live on and the water that surrounds us has been home to an inconceivable amount of creatures. The majority are sadly extinct – although use of the word ‘sadly’ will depend on how passionate you are about humans being the dominant species on the planet – but their legacy lives on through the fossils we are still uncovering millions of years later, not to mention the evolution of all living species today.
Whether you want to look back in time and discover the fossilised remains of those that came before us, or admire the beauty of today’s wildlife in its natural environment, there are many fantastic locations in the UK for you to set off to. Here are a few of our favourites.