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* Fossil Area at the Kings Dyke Nature Reserve *

Saturday March 4, 2017 | 10:00 am to 1:00 pm

Above shows two members of the SDGS looking for fossils from the fossil area at Kings Dyke Nature Reserve.

The Stamford and District Geological Society will be visiting Kings Dyke nature reserve fossil area in Peterborough. Within the nature reserve a specific fossil area can be found. This is located in the old disused pit that we as a group will have access to, making the fossil hunting available for all the Family.

Kings Dyke is easy access; parking is provided at Kings Dyke sales office. There is a short walk to the special fossil hunting area. Please be aware that there is also a working quarry on this site, of which we DO NOT have access to and SDGS ask all members to stay together.

Field trip organisers will advise to all members attending the field trip beforehand on appropriate clothing and footwear for the locality, time of year and as recommended Orange Hi-Vis Vests.

Failure by participants to wear recommended clothing and equipment may lead to their exclusion from the meeting. The Stamford and District Geological Society does not automatically provide personal protective equipment.

Equipment:  Eye protection, boots or wellies suitable for quarries, generally a geologist’s pick, trowel, chisels and spade. There is plenty of smaller fossil material, so a magnifier or loupe comes in handy and, as much of the material is quite fragile, bring tissue, tape and bags. A packed lunch, Sun protection is advisable if it is a hot day, plus sufficient drink

For those who are NOT members of the Stamford and District Geological Society. And wish to go on this particular Filed Trip or any of our Field Trips and “Exclusive” member’s only Field Trips. Then please apply for membership below.

“Members are reminded that they cannot take part in field trips without an up-to-date membership card.

This is a requirement under our third party insurance cover.  Note that this does not cover members personally and they are responsible for their own safety.”

With all field events if you haven’t done so already please will Members let our Field Secretary Kenny Nye know at least 10 days in advance so we can cater for numbers this will be the ONLY WAY you will get registered as wishing to attend.


This field trip can usually cater for 20 persons but maby a few more if demand is high.The fossil area is open at all times, although can be very muddy after heavy rain.“Please note that the facility is provided free of charge for casual fossil collecting and the sale of any fossils found on the site is strictly prohibited.”


Members should appreciate that they are responsible for their own safety.

The society’s insurance is against 3rd parties.

The SDGS has the right to cancel or reschedule a field trip with as much notice as possible. In the unlikely event of cancellation, all registered participants will be notified by email and offered to join alternative field trips. If a fossil hunt is cancelled on the day of the event due to unforeseen circumstances such as extreme weather, SDGS will not be able to accept responsibility for any additional costs or inconvenience resulting from the cancellation.

This weather forecast is generated by the Met Office Weather Widget

You can cancel your place at any point before a fossil hunt, the more notice given the better, if possible.

Here’s a link for additional information.  Fossil Area at Kings Dyke Nature Reserve.

Assessment:      All attendees must familiarize themselves with the Risk Assessment below.


Fossil Collecting Code

An identification sheet of some of the more common fossils to be found can be found below.



Saturday March 4, 2017
10:00 am to 1:00 pm
Event Category:


Stamford and District Geological Society


Kings Dyke Nature Reserve
222 Peterborough Rd
Peterborough, PE7 1PD United Kingdom
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