UK Fossils -

Fossil collecting locations in the UK

Norfolk Suffolk Essex Kent Sussex Hampshire London Isle of Wight Dorset Devon Cornwall Somerset Lincolnshire and Rutland East Riding of Yorkshire Cambridgeshire North Yorkshire Bedfordshire Northamptonshire Leicestershire Nottinghamshire Wiltshire Gloucestershire South Wales Cleveland and Durham Northumberland Derbyshire Cumbria Lancashire Cheshire Shropshire Warwickshire West Midlands North Wales Mid Wales South West Wales South Scotland Midland & Grampian North Scotland Skye
Current Database
376 locations
46,291 photos

SEPT 2015
* New Location: Seaham

JAN 2015
* New Location: Fowlmead
* New Location: Bach-Y-Craig
* New Location: Llanfawr Quarries

OCT 2014
* All Sussex locations updated in V6
* New Location: Cwm Craig Ddu
* New Location: Craig-Y-Fro
* Updated Location: Little Wern
* Updated Location: Abereiddy Bay
* Updated Location: Fishguard
* Updated Location: Dover
* New Location: Southerndown
* Removed Location: Sully

SEPT 2014
* New Location: Tites Point
* New Location: Wootton Bassett

JUNE 2014
* Updated Location: Gedgrave Cliffs
* Removed Location: Priory Farm
* Updated Location: Chillesford Church Pit
* Removed Location: Thorington
* Updated Location: Shellpits Cottages
* Removed Location: Field Farm
* Updated Location: Houghton Quarry

MAY 2014
* Updated Location: Easton Wood
* Updated Location: Covehithe

APRIL 2014
* Updated Location: Easton Bavents
* Updated Location: Butts Quarry
* All Cornwall locations updated in V6
* All Hampshire locations updated in V6
* New Location: Corby
* New Location: Cogenhoe
* New Location: Roade
* New Location: Cross Hands Quarry
* New Location: Tilton-on-the-Hill
* Updated Location: Irchester

MARCH 2014
* New Location: Sandridge Park
* ALL Mid Wales locations updated
* ALL Lincolnshire locations updated
* New Location: Steeple Ashton
NEW VERSION 6 Locations...
* New Location: Browns Folly
* New Location: Maer Cliff
* New Location: Sandy Mouth
* New Location: Crackington Haven
* Updated Location: Maylandsea
* Updated Location: Burnham-on-Crouch
* Updated Location: Walton-on-Naze
* Updated Location: East Mersea
* Updated Location: Warden Point
* New Location: Minster
* New Location: Allhallows-on-sea

* Updated Location: Herne Bay
* New Location: Steeple
* New Location: Reculver
* New Locaton: Lower Upnor
* New Locaton: Studd Hill
* New Locaton: Elmley Hill
* New Location: Tankerton
* New Location: Stansgate
* Updated Location: Harwich
* Updated Location: Wrabness
* New Location: Wanson Mouth
* New Location: Lee Bay
* REMOVED: Woolacombe
* New Location: Valley of the rocks
* REMOVED: Exmouth
* New Location: Upton Cross
* New Location: California Quarry

Stone Tumblers

If you are interested in fossil collecting, then you may also be interested in a stone tumbler (Lapidary). You can polish stones and rocks from the beach which will look fantastic polished using a stone tumbler. You can polish rough rock and beach glass whilst collecting fossils, on those days where you come back empty handed. These are all high quality machines to give a professional finish to your samples. They can even be used for amber and fossils.


At most locations, you can find microfossils. You only need a small sample of the sand. You then need to wash it in water and sieve using a test sieve. We also sell petri dishes, to help you store your fossils.We have a wide range of microscopes for sale, you will need a Stereomicroscope for viewing microfossils. The best one we sell is the IMXZ, but a basic microscope will be fine. Once you have found microfossils, you will need to store these microfossils.

Test Sieves

Test Sieves are used when searching for microfossils. All you need is a small amount of sample such as clays, sands and shales, or if you have acid, limestone, oolite or chalk. Our UKGE Store sells Endecotts and Impact Test Sieves, these laboratory sieves are highly accurate and extremely durable. These Test sieves are fantastic for microfossils. Test Sieves come in a variety of sizes, frame material and types, they are certificated to EU Standards.