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2014 Fossil & Geology walks, Exhibitions & other events

Walks are listed for all of 2014. 2015 walks are now being added at the end of this page.
Additional walks may be added due to extra demand, or for special events.

JanuaryFebruaryMarch
AprilMayJune
JulyAugustSeptember
OctoberNovemberDecember

A French geological society visiting the Island; at Hanover Point looking for evidence of dinosaurs.Dinosaur Isle lead a number of guided walks at sites of known palaeontological and geological interest on the Isle of Wight.

These are advertized on our website. Please click on a month above (or scroll down) for the details of any trips that interest you.

Booking arrangements are detailed at the top of each month.

All guided walks must be pre-booked.

The guided horse-ride on 23rd April 2013 has been postponed to 2014. Please contact (01983) 840258 if you are interested. The ride will be re-arranged for another date.

No leaflet was produced for 2013, but we are aiming to produce one for 2014. A general leaflet for the 2012 annual public fossil walk programme is still available for download by clicking on the pdf symbol. (File size 315 Kb).Click here for a Fossil Walk leaflet.

About our guided trips and events

Please use the monthly menu above to navigate your way to the time of year you are interested in.

Additional trips are sometimes added nearer the time due to demand; details are then added to this webpage.  

For supplementary information on fossil walks please see the yellow box at the beginning of each month.

All of our beach walks take place on sand, and sometimes there are pools of water so please wear sensible footwear (wellingtons are a good idea in the winter).

Please note that past events are left advertized on this webpage to give an idea of what we do throughout the year.


Booking

ALL FOSSIL AND LANDSCAPE WALKS MUST BE PRE-BOOKED AND PAID. 

Discount vouchers apply only to museum admission and are not refundable against fossil walks.

The booking lists for fossil walks during Easter and the summer holidays are usually full two days prior to the walk so please book early enough to ensure a place.


Site access

Yaverland

A few minutes walk along the seawall from Dinosaur Isle, and then via a short flight of steps onto a sandy beach.

We have a beach wheelchair which is available for children during the Yaverland walks. The child must be capable of supporting their own back, and will need to be capable of walking or being carried down the short flight of steps between the carpark and the beach. Please let us know when you book the walk if you require the chair so that we can ensure that it is ready. Please visit our School field trip webpage for a picture of the chair at Yaverland.

Shanklin

The sandy and pebbly foreshore is reached by a wide concrete ramp. The beach is crossed by wooden groynes and so participants may need to step over these if the tide is higher than normal. Further on the beach can be covered by larger boulders, and there may be rockpools depending on the sand conditions on the day.

Brook Bay

Access is via a muddy path (during the winter, or after rain) with a cobbled surface onto a sandy beach. In places the beach is crossed by sandy ridges and those who take part may need to step over these. The shore platform can be slippery and wet so wellingtons with good grip are advisable.

Compton Bay

This beach is accessed by a flight of wooden steps and a final set of steep metal steps. The surface is mainly sandy, but underneath can be muddy and there are often wet pools or streams to cross. Wellingtons with good grip are advisable.

Ventnor Geowalk

This takes place along steep paths and steps so is not suitable for buggies or wheelchairs. Due to the unguarded nature of some edges this walk is for adults and teenagers only, with dogs on leads please.


January 2014

Title and descriptionWhenContact details, booking arrangements and any charges.
January Fossil WalksDetails as belowContact Dinosaur Isle on (01983) 404344 to reserve a place, or book at the museum shop.

Booking essential.

Adults £5.00,
Children (ages 3 to 15) £3.70,
Family (2+2) £16,
Family (2+3) £18.50,
Concession (pensioners/ students) £4.00.
Winter walk
- Compton
Saturday 25th

10 am
Details as yellow box above.

Meet at the National Trust tarmac car-park, Hanover Point, Compton Bay.

Wear wellingtons with warm socks, children should bring along a plastic bucket for fossil finds.

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February 2014

Title and descriptionWhenContact details, booking arrangements and any charges.
February Fossil WalksDetails as belowContact Dinosaur Isle on (01983) 404344 to reserve a place, or book at the museum shop.

Booking essential.

Adults £5.00,
Children (ages 3 to 15) £3.70,
Family (2+2) £16,
Family (2+3) £18.50,
Concession (pensioners/ students) £4.00.
Valentines Fossil Walk
- Yaverland
Friday 14th

2 pm
Details as yellow box above.

Meet at Dinosaur Isle.
Fossil walk
- Yaverland
Tuesday 18th

9:30 am
Details as yellow box above.

Meet at Dinosaur Isle.
Fossil walk
- Yaverland
Wednesday 19th

9 am
Details as yellow box above.

Meet at Dinosaur Isle.
Fossil walk
- Yaverland
Thursday 20th

9:30 am
Details as yellow box above.

Meet at Dinosaur Isle.
Fossil walk
- Shanklin
Thursday 20th

9:30 am
Details as yellow box above.

Meet at the Lazy Waves Cafe, Shanklin Esplanade.
Fossil walk
- Shanklin
Friday 21st

9:30 am
Details as yellow box above.

Meet at the Lazy Waves Cafe, Shanklin Esplanade.
Fossil walk
- Brook
Saturday 22nd

9:30 am
Details as yellow box above.

Meet at the National Trust gravel car-park, Brook Bay.

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March 2014

Title and descriptionWhenContact details, booking arrangements and any charges.
March Fossil WalksDetails as belowContact Dinosaur Isle on (01983) 404344 to reserve a place, or book at the museum shop.

Booking essential.

Adults £5.00,
Children (ages 3 to 15) £3.70,
Family (2+2) £16,
Family (2+3) £18.50,
Concession (pensioners/ students) £4.00.
Fossil Walk
- TBA
Details as yellow box above.

Fossil Walk
- Compton
Saturday 15th

2 pm
Details as yellow box above.

Meet at the National Trust tarmac car-park, Hanover Point, Compton Bay.

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April 2014

Title and descriptionWhenContact details, booking arrangements and any charges.
April
Fossil Walks

Isle of Wight Easter school holidays
Details as below.Contact Dinosaur Isle on (01983) 404344 to reserve a place, or book at the museum shop.

Booking essential.

Adults £5.00,
Children (ages 3 to 15) £3.80,
Family (2+2) £16.50,
Family (2+3) £19.00,
Concession (pensioners/ students) £4.00.
Fossil walk
- Yaverland
Saturday 5th

10 am
Details as yellow box above.

Meet at Dinosaur Isle.
Fossil walk
- Brook
Sunday 6th

10 am
Details as yellow box above.

Meet at the National Trust gravel car-park, Brook Bay.
Fossil walk
- Yaverland
Monday 7th

10:30 am
Details as yellow box above.

Meet at Dinosaur Isle.
Fossil walk
- Yaverland
Tuesday 8th

1 pm
Details as yellow box above.

Meet at Dinosaur Isle.
Fossil walk
- Shanklin
Tuesday 8th

1 pm
Details as yellow box above.

Meet at the Lazy Waves Cafe, Shanklin Esplanade.
Fossil walk
- Yaverland
Wednesday 9th

1:30 pm
Details as yellow box above.

Meet at Dinosaur Isle.
Fossil walk
- Brook
Wednesday 9th

1:30 pm
Details as yellow box above.

Meet at the National Trust gravel car-park, Brook Bay.
Fossil walk
- Yaverland
Thursday 10th

2 pm
Details as yellow box above.

Meet at Dinosaur Isle.
Fossil walk
- Brook
Thursday 10th

2 pm
Details as yellow box above.

Meet at  the National Trust gravel car-park, Brook Bay.
Fossil walk
- Yaverland
Friday 11th

2 pm
Details as yellow box above.

Meet at Dinosaur Isle.
Fossil walk
- Brook
Saturday 12th

2:30 pm
Details as yellow box above.

Meet at the National Trust gravel car-park, Brook Bay.
Fossil walk
- Yaverland
Sunday 13th

2:30 pm
Details as yellow box above.

Meet at Dinosaur Isle.
Fossil Walk
- Brook
Monday 14th

2:30 pm
Details as yellow box above.

Meet at the National Trust gravel car-park, Brook Bay.
Fossil walk
- Brook
Tuesday 15th

3 pm
Details as yellow box above.

Meet at the National Trust gravel car-park, Brook Bay.
Fossil walk
- Yaverland
Tuesday 15th

3:30 pm
Details as yellow box above.

Meet at Dinosaur Isle.
Fossil walk
- Shanklin
Tuesday 15th

3:30 pm
Details as yellow box above.

Meet at the Lazy Waves Cafe, Shanklin Esplanade.
Fossil walk
- Yaverland
Friday 18th
(Good Friday)

9 am
Details as yellow box above.

Meet at Dinosaur Isle.
Fossil walk
- Yaverland
Saturday 19th

10 am
Details as yellow box above.

Meet at Dinosaur Isle.
Fossil walk
- Shanklin
Sunday 20th

10 am
Details as yellow box above.

Meet at the Lazy Waves Cafe, Shanklin Esplanade.
Fossil walk
- Yaverland
Monday 21st
(Easter Monday)

10 am
Details as yellow box above.

Meet at Dinosaur Isle.

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May 2014

Title and descriptionWhenContact details, booking arrangements and any charges.
May Fossil WalksDetails as below.Contact Dinosaur Isle on (01983) 404344 to
reserve a place, or book at the museum shop.

Booking essential.

Adults £5.00,
Children (ages 3 to 15) £3.80,
Family (2+2) £16.50,
Family (2+3) £19.00,
Concession (pensioners/ students) £4.00.
Walking Festival

 3rd to 18th

 

Dinosaur Isle will be taking part in a number of walks during the Isle of Wight Walking Festival 2014, which runs from the 3rd to the 18th May.

Click here for the Walking Festival website.
Fossil walk
- Yaverland
Monday 5th
(Early May
Bank
Holiday)

10 am
Details as yellow box above.

Meet at Dinosaur Isle.
Geology,
Landscape
& Fort Walk
- Yaverland
cliff-top to
Bembridge
Fort
Thursday 8th

Noon start,
arriving 2:30 pm at Bembridge Fort
Details as yellow box above.

Meet at Dinosaur Isle.

A guided walk along the cliff top path from Dinosaur Isle to Culver Battery; and then into Bembridge Fort for a guided tour with the National Trust. (Please bring an additional £3.50 to pay to the National Trust on the day).

Limited to 24 people maximum. About 4 kilometres to the Fort.

THIS WALK IS NOT SUITABLE FOR YOUNG CHILDREN OR BUGGIES.

Wear strong water resistant walking boots. At the end of the walk please walk back, or arrange car sharing. Culver Haven will be open from 11 am for refreshments if we have time. The guided fort walk is booked for 2:30 pm.

Please call Dinosaur Isle to book a place.

Click here to download a poster. Click here for a poster.
Walk the WightSunday 11th

all day
Staff will be marshalling and walking across the Isle of Wight from east to west to raise money for the Mountbatten Hospice.
Fossil walk
- Brook
Saturday 24th

1:30 pm
Details as yellow box above.

Meet at the National Trust gravel car-park, Brook Bay.
Fossil walk
- Yaverland
Sunday 25th

2 pm
Details as yellow box above.

Meet at Dinosaur Isle.
Fossil walk
- Yaverland
Monday 26th
(Spring Bank
Holiday)

1:30 pm
Details as yellow box above.

Meet at Dinosaur Isle.

**  NOW FULL  **
Fossil walk
- Yaverland
Monday 26th
(Spring Bank
Holiday)

2:30 pm
Details as yellow box above.

Meet at Dinosaur Isle.
Fossil walk
- Brook
Tuesday 27th

2:30 pm
Details as yellow box above.

Meet at the National Trust gravel car-park, Brook Bay.
Fossil walk
- Yaverland
Tuesday 27th

3 pm
Details as yellow box above.

Meet at Dinosaur Isle.
Fossil walk
- Brook
Wednesday 28th

3 pm
Details as yellow box above.

Meet at the National Trust gravel car-park, Brook Bay.
Fossil walk
- Yaverland
Wednesday 28th

3 pm
Details as yellow box above.

Meet at Dinosaur Isle.
Roman
Clay Day
- Newport
Wednesday 28th

10:30 am to
3 pm
See our colleagues at Newport Roman Villa, Cypress Road, Newport IW  PO30 1HA
for a day of clay activities. Drop in. No booking required. Special admission of £1 to include all activities.

Telephone (01983) 529720 or email museums@iow.gov.uk

Click here to download a poster. Click here for a poster.
Fossil walk
- Yaverland
Thursday 29th

3:30 pm
Details as yellow box above.

Meet at Dinosaur Isle.
Fossil walk
- Brook
Thursday 29th

3:30 pm
Details as yellow box above.

Meet at the National Trust gravel car-park, Brook Bay.
Fossil walk
- Yaverland
Friday 30th

9:30 am
Details as yellow box above.

Meet at Dinosaur Isle.
Fossil walk
- Yaverland
Saturday 31st

9:30 am
Details as yellow box above.

Meet at Dinosaur Isle.

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June 2014

Title and descriptionWhenContact details, booking arrangements and any charges.
June 
Fossil Walks
Details as below.Contact Dinosaur Isle on (01983) 404344 to reserve a place, or book at the museum shop.

Booking essential.

Adults £5.00,
Children (ages 3 to 15) £3.80,
Family (2+2) £16.50,
Family (2+3) £19.00,
Concession (pensioners/ students) £4.00.
Fossil walk
- Shanklin
Sunday 1st

10 am
Details as yellow box.

Meet at the Lazy Waves Cafe, Shanklin Esplanade.
Fossil walk
- Compton Bay
Saturday 21st
(Summer Solstice)

1 pm
Details as yellow box.

Meet at the National Trust tarmac car-park west of Hanover Point, Compton Bay.

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July 2014

Title and descriptionWhenContact details, booking arrangements and any charges.
July
Fossil Walks
Details as below.Contact Dinosaur Isle on (01983) 404344 to
reserve a place, or book at the museum shop.

Booking essential.

Adults £5.00,
Children (ages 3 to 15) £3.80,
Family (2+2) £16.50,
Family (2+3) £19
Concession (pensioners/students) £4.00.
Fossil walk
- Yaverland
Saturday 5th

10 am
Details as yellow box above.

Meet at Dinosaur Isle.
Fossil walk
- Brook
Saturday 19th

10 am
Details as yellow box above.

Meet at the National Trust gravel car-park, Brook Bay.
Fossil walk
- Yaverland
Sunday 20th

1 pm
Details as yellow box above.

Meet at Dinosaur Isle.
Fossil walk
- Yaverland
Monday 21st

1:30 pm
Details as yellow box above.

Meet at Dinosaur Isle.
Fossil walk
- Yaverland
Tuesday 22nd

1:30 pm
Details as yellow box above.

Meet at Dinosaur Isle.
Fossil walk
- Brook
Wednesday 23rd

2 pm
Details as yellow box above.

Meet at the National Trust gravel car-park, Brook Bay.
Fossil walk
- Yaverland
Thursday 24th

2:30 pm
Details as yellow box above.

Meet at Dinosaur Isle.
Fossil walk
- Shanklin
Thursday 24th

3 pm
Details as yellow box.

Meet at the Lazy Waves Cafe, Shanklin Esplanade.
Festival of ArchaeologyThursday 24th

10:30 am to 4 pm
Meet our museum colleagues at the Museum of Island History, Guildhall, High Street Newport PO30 1TY

Free entry

Contact museums@iow.gov.uk or phone (01983) 823433

Click here to download a poster. Click here for a poster.
Fossil walk
- Yaverland
Friday 25th

3:30 pm
Details as yellow box above.

Meet at Dinosaur Isle.
Fossil walk
- Yaverland
Saturday 26th

3:30 pm
Details as yellow box above.

Meet at Dinosaur Isle.
Festival of ArchaeologySaturday 26th

11am to 3pm
Meet our museum colleagues at Newport Roman Villa, Cypress Road, Newport PO30 1HA for a day of activities.

Free entry, identification of archaeological finds - meet an expert archaeologist; make a free badge or fridge magnet to take home; Treasure hut

Contact: museums@iow.gov.uk or phone (01983) 529720
Fossil walk
- Yaverland
Monday 28th

9:30 am
Details as yellow box above.

Meet at Dinosaur Isle.
Fossil walk
- Shanklin
Tuesday 29th

9:30 am
Details as yellow box above.

Meet at the Lazy Waves Cafe, Shanklin Esplanade.
Fossil walk
- Yaverland
Wednesday 30th

9 am
Details as yellow box above.

Meet at Dinosaur Isle.
Fossil walk
- Shanklin
Thursday 31st

9:30 am
Details as yellow box.

Meet at the Lazy Waves Cafe, Shanklin Esplanade.
Fossil walk
- Yaverland
Thursday 31st

9:30 am
Details as yellow box above.

Meet at Dinosaur Isle.

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August 2014

Title and descriptionWhenContact details, booking arrangements and any charges.
August
Fossil Walks
Details as below.

Additional trips may be added due to demand.
Contact Dinosaur Isle on (01983) 404344 to
reserve a place, or book at the museum shop.

Booking essential.

Adults £5.00,
Children (ages 3 to 15) £3.80,
Family (2+2) £16.50,
Family (2+3) £19
Concession (pensioners/students) £4.00.
Fossil walk
- Yaverland
Friday 1st

9:30 am
Details as yellow box.

Meet at Dinosaur Isle.
Fossil walk
- Shanklin
Saturday 2nd

9:30 am
Details as yellow box above.

Meet at the Lazy Waves Cafe, Shanklin Esplanade.
Fossil walk
- Yaverland
Sunday 3rd

10 am
Details as yellow box above.

Meet at Dinosaur Isle.
Fossil walk
- Shanklin
Monday 4th

10:30 am
Details as yellow box above.

Meet at the Lazy Waves Cafe, Shanklin Esplanade.
Fossil walk
- Yaverland
Tuesday 5th

11 am
Details as yellow box above.

Meet at Dinosaur Isle.
Fossil walk
- Brook
Tuesday 5th

12:30 pm
Details as yellow box above.

Meet at the National Trust gravel car-park, Brook Bay.
Fossil walk
- Brook
Wednesday 6th

1 pm
Details as yellow box above.

Meet at the National Trust gravel car-park, Brook Bay.
Fossil walk
- Yaverland
Wednesday 6th

2 pm
Details as yellow box above.

Meet at Dinosaur Isle.
Fossil walk
- Brook
Thursday 7th

2 pm
Details as yellow box above.

Meet at the National Trust gravel car-park, Brook Bay.
Fossil walk
- Yaverland
Thursday 7th

2:30 pm
Details as yellow box.

Meet at Dinosaur Isle.
Fossil walk
- Yaverland
Friday 8th

2:30 pm
Details as yellow box above.

Meet at Dinosaur Isle.
Fossil walk
- Yaverland
Saturday 9th

3 pm
Details as yellow box.

Meet at Dinosaur Isle.
Fossil walk
- Brook
Sunday 10th

3 pm
Details as yellow box above.

Meet at the National Trust gravel car-park, Brook Bay.
Fossil walk
- Yaverland
Monday 11th

4 pm
Details as yellow box above.

Meet at Dinosaur Isle.
Fossil walk
- Yaverland
Tuesday 12th

9 am
Details as yellow box above.

Meet at Dinosaur Isle.
Fossil walk
- Yaverland
Wednesday 13th

9 am
Details as yellow box above.

Meet at Dinosaur Isle.
Fossil walk
- Shanklin
Thursday 14th

9:30 am
Details as yellow box above.

Meet at the Lazy Waves Cafe, Shanklin Esplanade.
Fossil walk
- Yaverland
Thursday 14th

9:30 am
Details as yellow box above.

Meet at Dinosaur Isle.
Fossil walk
- Shanklin
Friday 15th

10 am
Details as yellow box above.

Meet at the Lazy Waves Cafe, Shanklin Esplanade.
Pirates and Shipwrecks
- Cowes
Friday 15th

10:30 am to 2 pm
Meet our museum colleagues at the Cowes Maritime Museum for a free day of family fun events.

Meet at the Cowes Maritime Museum and Library, Beckford Road, Cowes, IW PO31 7SG

Click here to download a poster for today's event and the fun event on the 20th August. Click here for a poster.
Fossil walk
- Brook
Saturday 16th

9 am
Details as yellow box above.

Meet at the National Trust gravel car-park, Brook Bay.
Fossil walk
- Yaverland
Sunday 17th

10:30 am
Details as yellow box above.

Meet at Dinosaur Isle.
Fossil walk
- Yaverland
Monday 18th

11 am
Details as yellow box above.

Meet at Dinosaur Isle.
Fossil walk
- Brook
Tuesday 19th

1 pm
Details as yellow box above.

Meet at the National Trust gravel car-park, Brook Bay.
Fossil walk
- Yaverland
Tuesday 19th

1:30 pm
Details as yellow box above.

Meet at Dinosaur Isle.
Fossil walk
- Shanklin
Wednesday 20th

1 pm
Details as yellow box above.

Meet at the Lazy Waves Cafe, Shanklin Esplanade.
Fossil walk
- Compton Bay
Wednesday 20th

1:30 pm
Details as yellow box.

Meet at the National Trust tarmac car-park west of Hanover Point, Compton Bay.
Roman Toys and Games
- Newport
Wednesday 20th

10:30 am to 3 pm
Meet our museum colleagues at Newport Roman Villa for a day of family fun events.

£1 entry (includes all activities).

Meet at Newport Roman Villa, Cypress Road, Newport IW PO30 1HA.

See the 15th August Pirates and Shipwrecks entry for a downloadable poster.
Fort Victoria
Foray
- Yarmouth
Thursday 21st

10:30 am to 4 pm
See us at the Fort Victoria Foray

FREE family event to celebrate the Island's coast, countryside and wildlife at the newly refurbished Fort Victoria Country Park.

Lots of fantastic displays and children's activities taking place throughout the day including rockpooling, fossil hunting, Forest School activities, woodland walks and rural crafts.

A free park and ride service is available from Golden Hill Fort car park throughout the day. A partnership event co-ordinated by Hampshire and Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust. Tel. (01983) 760018

Fort Victoria
Westhill Lane
Norton
Yarmouth
PO41 0RR

NO BOOKING REQUIRED.

Click here to download a poster. Click here for a poster.

Fossil walk
- Yaverland
Thursday 21st

2 pm
Details as yellow box above.

Meet at Dinosaur Isle.
Fossil walk
- Yaverland
Friday 22nd

2:30 pm
Details as yellow box above.

Meet at Dinosaur Isle.
Fossil walk
- Brook
Saturday 23rd

2:30 pm
Details as yellow box above.

Meet at the National Trust gravel car-park, Brook Bay.
Fossil walk
- Yaverland
Sunday 24th

3:30 pm
Details as yellow box above.

Meet at Dinosaur Isle.
Fossil walk
- Brook
Monday 25th
(Bank Holiday)

3:30 pm
Details as yellow box above.

Meet at the National Trust gravel car-park, Brook Bay.
Fossil walk
- Brook
Tuesday 26th

3:30 pm
Details as yellow box above.

Meet at the National Trust gravel car-park, Brook Bay.
Fossil walk
- Yaverland
Wednesday 27th

9 am
Details as yellow box above.

Meet at Dinosaur Isle.
Fossil walk
- Yaverland
Thursday 28th

9:30 am
Details as yellow box above.

Meet at Dinosaur Isle.
Fossil walk
- Shanklin
Friday 29th

9 am
Details as yellow box above.

Meet at the Lazy Waves Cafe, Shanklin Esplanade.
Fossil walk
- Yaverland
Saturday 30th

10 am
Details as yellow box above.

Meet at Dinosaur Isle.
Fossil walk
- Shanklin
Sunday 31st

9:30 am
Details as yellow box above.

Meet at the Lazy Waves Cafe, Shanklin Esplanade.

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September 2014

Title and descriptionWhenContact details, booking arrangements and any charges.
September 
Fossil Walks
Details as below.Contact Dinosaur Isle on (01983) 404344 to reserve a place, or book at the museum shop.

Booking essential.

Adults £5.00,
Children (ages 3 to 15) £3.80,
Family (2+2) £16.50,
Family (2+3) £19,
Concession (pensioners/ students) £4.00.
Fossil walk
- Yaverland
Monday 1st

10 am
Details as yellow box above.

Meet at Dinosaur Isle.
Fossil walk
- Compton Bay
Tuesday 2nd

10 am
Details as yellow box above.

Meet at the National Trust tarmac car-park west of Hanover Point, Compton Bay.
Fossil walk
- Yaverland
Wednesday 3rd

1 pm
Details as yellow box above.

Meet at Dinosaur Isle.



Cycle Ride
&
Fossil Walk

'Shanklin, Shells and Sycles'.

Sunday 14th

10 am 

Meet at Dinosaur Isle with your bicycle.

Cycle along flat roads and the revetment to Shanklin Esplanade, passing two of the hotels that Charles Darwin stayed in while writing 'On the Origin of Species' in 1859.

Lock your bikes up near the Lazy Waves Cafe, Shanklin Esplanade, then off to the beach on foot for a guided fossil walk.

To bring:
* a lock for your bike
* a bag for your fossils
* waterproof boots or tough shoes

BOOKING ESSENTIAL. Roadway and revetment cycling. Toilets at Shanklin by Fishermans' Cottage and en-route. Suitable for anyone who can ride and walk!

Adults £5.00, 
Children (ages 3 to 15) £3.80,
Family group (2+2) £16.50,
Family group (2+3) £19,
Concession (pensioner/student) £4.

Isle of Wight Cycling Festival Ride No. 15.

Click here for the Cycling Festival website.

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October 2014

Title and descriptionWhenContact details, booking arrangements and any charges.
October
Fossil and
Geological
Landscape
walks
Details as below.Contact Dinosaur Isle on (01983) 404344 to reserve a place, or book at the museum shop.

Booking essential.

Adults £5.00,
Children (ages 3 to 15) £3.80,
Family (2+2) £16.50,
Family (2+3) £19,
Concession (pensioners/ students) £4.00.
Landscape walk

"Pod Walk 3"

- West High Down and the Needles

An Autumn Walking Festival Walk - Walk 56
Monday 27th

10 am
A geologically-inspired landscape and fortification walk from Tennyson Down around the Needles headland and back. Visit the Needles 'meteor' and learn about the last of the dinosaurs.

Duration ~ 2 hours, 3 1/2 miles.

Meet at the National Trust carpark, Highdown Lane, Totland.

Prices as per last years walk (cancelled due to bad weather). Adults £5, Children £3.70, Family (2+2) £16, (2+3) £18.50, Concession £4. Booking essential.
Fossil walk
- Yaverland
Tuesday 28th

9 am
Details as yellow box above.

Meet at Dinosaur Isle.
Fossil walk
- Yaverland
Wednesday 29th

9:30 am
Details as yellow box above.

Meet at Dinosaur Isle.
Fossil walk
- Yaverland
Thursday 30th

10 am
Details as yellow box above.

Meet at Dinosaur Isle.
Fossil walk
- Shanklin
Friday 31st

10 am
Details as yellow box above.

Meet at the Lazy Waves Cafe, Shanklin Esplanade.
October
half-term
Activities in
Museums
Monday 27th
11 am - 3 pm

Wednesday 29th
11 am - 3 pm

Thursday 30th
2 pm - 4 pm
Meet our colleagues in the Isle of Wight Heritage Service for days of activities at our other museums.

Monday - Magical Creatures at Newport Roman Villa. Drop in and make your own creature out of clay to take home. £1 admission for all - to include entry and activities.

Wednesday - Roman Pots and Tiles at Newport Roman Villa. Drop in to make your own Roman inspired pot or tile to take home. £1 admission for all - to include entry and all activities.

Thursday - In touch with the past at the Museum of Island History. Come and handle real and replica Roman items. Free entry to event and the museum.

Newport Roman Villa, Cypress Road, Newport IW PO30 1HA Tel: 529720

Museum of Island History, Guildhall, High Street, IW PO30 1TY Tel: 823433

email: museums@iow.gov.uk

Click here to download a poster. Click here for a poster.

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November 2014

Title and descriptionWhenContact details, booking arrangements and any charges.
November
Fossil walks
Details as below.Contact Dinosaur Isle on (01983) 404344 to reserve a place, or book at the museum shop.

Booking essential.

Adults £5.00,
Children (ages 3 to 15) £3.80,
Family (2+2) £16.50,
Family (2+3) £19.00,
Concession (pensioners/ students) £4.00.
Fossil walk
- Brook
Saturday 1st

10 am
Details as yellow box above.

Meet at the National Trust gravel car-park, Brook Bay.
Blast from the Past

at Dinosaur Isle
Saturday 15th
and
Sunday 16th

10 am to 4 pm
A fossil festival celebrating collecting on the Isle of Wight, the Solent area and southern England.

Chat to palaeontologists, natural historians and local collectors. Bring along your finds for identification.

Children's activities in our Education Room.

Click here to download a poster. Click here for a Blast from the Past poster.
Fossil walk
- Yaverland
Saturday 15th

11 am
Details as yellow box above.

Meet at Dinosaur Isle.
Fossil walk
- Yaverland
Sunday 16th

11 am
Details as yellow box above.

Meet at Dinosaur Isle.

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December 2014

Title and descriptionWhenContact details, booking arrangements and any charges.
December 
Fossil Walks
Details as below.Contact Dinosaur Isle on (01983) 404344 to reserve a place, or book at the museum shop.

Booking essential.

Adults £5.00,
Children (ages 3 to 15) £3.80,
Family (2+2) £16.50,
Family (2+3) £19.00,
Concession (pensioners/ students) £4.00.
Fossil walk
- Yaverland
Sunday 14th

10 am
Details as yellow box above.

A gentle stroll along Yaverland beach looking for fossils - a welcome break from all that Christmas shopping? An opportunity to see what the winter storms are revealing.

Meet at Dinosaur Isle.
Fossil walk
- Yaverland
Monday 29th

10 am
Details as yellow box above.

A guided walk at Yaverland beach to look for fossils from the time of the dinosaurs. An opportunity to walk off all that Christmas turkey. Wrap up warm and bring wellies.

Meet at Dinosaur Isle.
Fossil walk
- Compton
Tuesday 30th

10:30 am
Details as yellow box above.

Meet at the National Trust tarmac car-park west of Hanover Point, Compton Bay.

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2015 Walks are being added below

January 2015

Title and descriptionWhenContact details, booking arrangements and any charges.
January Fossil WalksDetails as belowContact Dinosaur Isle on (01983) 404344 to reserve a place, or book at the museum shop.

Booking essential.

Adults £5.00,
Children (ages 3 to 15) £3.80,
Family (2+2) £16.50,
Family (2+3) £19,
Concession (pensioners/ students) £4.00.
Winter walk
- Yaverland
Sunday 25th

10 am
Details as yellow box above.

Meet at Dinosaur Isle.

Wear wellingtons with warm socks, children should bring along a plastic bucket for fossil finds.

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February 2015

Title and descriptionWhenContact details, booking arrangements and any charges.
February Fossil WalksDetails as belowContact Dinosaur Isle on (01983) 404344 to reserve a place, or book at the museum shop.

Booking essential.

Adults £5.00,
Children (ages 3 to 15) £3.80,
Family (2+2) £16.50,
Family (2+3) £19,
Concession (pensioners/ students) £4.00.
Valentines Day
Fossil Walk
- Yaverland
Saturday 14th

1 pm
Details as yellow box above.

Meet at Dinosaur Isle.
Fossil walk
- Yaverland
Sunday 15th

1 pm
Details as yellow box above.

Meet at Dinosaur Isle.
Fossil walk
- Yaverland
Monday 16th

1:30 pm
Details as yellow box above.

Meet at Dinosaur Isle.
Fossil walk
- Brook
Tuesday 17th

1:30 pm
Details as yellow box above.

Meet at the National Trust gravel car-park, Brook Bay.
Fossil walk
- Compton
Wednesday 18th

1:30 pm
Details as yellow box above.

Meet at the National Trust tarmac car-park west of Hanover Point, Compton Bay.
Fossil walk
- Yaverland
Wednesday 18th

1:30 pm
Details as yellow box above.

Meet at Dinosaur Isle.

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March 2015

Title and descriptionWhenContact details, booking arrangements and any charges.
March Fossil WalksDetails as belowContact Dinosaur Isle on (01983) 404344 to reserve a place, or book at the museum shop.

Booking essential.

Adults £5.00,
Children (ages 3 to 15) £3.80,
Family (2+2) £16.50,
Family (2+3) £19,
Concession (pensioners/ students) £4.00.
Fossil Walk
- TBA
Details as yellow box above.

March Hare
Fossil Walk
- Yaverland
Sunday 15th

1 pm
Details as yellow box above.

Meet at Dinosaur Isle.
Fossil Walk
- Yaverland
Saturday 28th

10:30 am
Details as yellow box above.

Meet at Dinosaur Isle.
Fossil Walk
- Yaverland
Sunday 29th

2 pm
Details as yellow box above.

Meet at Dinosaur Isle.
Fossil Walk
- Yaverland
Monday 30th

2 pm
Details as yellow box above.

Meet at Dinosaur Isle.
Fossil Walk
- Yaverland
Tuesday 31st

2 pm
Details as yellow box above.

Meet at Dinosaur Isle.

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Isle of Wight
PO36 8QA

Tel: +44 (0)1983 404344
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