Where to find fossils at the Warren Folkestone?

Where to find fossils at the Warren Folkestone?

Families can collect fossils from the low cliff at the Warren/East Wear Bay end, which is much safer. Ammonites and shells are common here amongst the shingle. The Lower Greensand, which is found at the base of the cliff and makes up the large boulders scattered along the foreshore, also yield fossils.

Who owns the Warren Folkestone?

Folkestone Town Council

East Cliff and Warren Country Park
Area 299 acres (121 ha)
Created 1924
Operated by Folkestone Town Council,
Status Open 7 days a week, dawn until dusk

Are dogs allowed at the Warren Folkestone?

The Warren is a wonderful place to walk dogs, and, importantly, they are allowed here all year round. On Folkestone’s other beaches dogs are only allowed on from 1st October to 30th April. The zig-zag path draws you up into the tumbling fauna of the cliffs.

Where can I find sharks teeth in Kent?

Category: Kent Kent has some of the best sites in the UK for fossils. The Isle of Sheppey is the best location in the UK for the Eocene London Clay, with sharks’ teeth, lobsters, turtles, fish, plants and crabs all to be found.

What was the Warren in Folkestone used for?

Following the outbreak of war on 3 September 1939 Britain’s railways came under government control. Warren Halt closed on 25 September 1939 but remained in use for railway staff and various other users including military personnel and a doctor. In later years nameboards were changed to Folkestone Warren Staff Halt.

Is Folkestone beach dog friendly?

Folkestone Area facilities close by and a dog friendly café “The Captain’s Table Café”. Dogs not allowed on the beach between 1st May to 30th September. Type of beach: Sandy.

Can dogs go on the beach in Folkestone?

Is Camber Sands dog friendly?

Dogs are allowed between May and September but must be on a lead and restricted between Zones F & H on the beach.

Are there fossils in Kent?

Kent has some of the best sites in the UK for fossils. Folkestone is the best location for Gault Clay fossils, with ammonites being very common; and Kent is also a very popular location for chalk fossils. The chalk cliffs of Dover are world famous.

What should I look for when fossil hunting?

Have an eye for detail Look for regular lines, marks or patterns on pebbles, like the ridges or growth lines of a shell. Look for tiny pieces among the beach pebbles, not just big stones. Often crinoid stems or belemnites can be as small as your little fingernail.

What type of rock is the Folkestone?

The Folkestone Formation consists of calcareous and glauconitic sands and sandstones with some argillaceous horizons (Trenter and Warren, 1996).

What is the geology like at funfolkestone?

Folkestone’s visible geology comprises three distinct layers of sedimentary rock. The Lower Greensand, formed under shallow seas about 120 million years ago, was originally a sandy seabed and animal burrows can be seen fossilised in the rock. Ammonites, oysters, sea urchins and reptile fossils can also be found.

What are the Folkestone Warren cliffs made of?

The Folkestone Warren cliffs are divided into the chalk ‘High Cliff’, essentially the overall landslide backscarp, and the sea ‘cliff’, consisting largely of landslipped material. The High Cliff as such is not directly influenced by the sea, unlike the Folkestone Warren landslide as a whole.

What is the Warren in Folkestone famous for?

Folkestone Warren and its rocks and fossils are world famous. For centuries collectors have visited the Warren and built up collections that are now found all over the world. Collecting Natural History specimens such as fossils, rocks, butterflies, beetles or birds eggs, was a very popular hobby in Victorian and Edwardian times.