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2014 Fossil & Geology walks, Exhibitions & other events

Walks for the beginning of 2014 have now been added (January to June).

Walks from July onwards are those for 2013 and will gradually be updated. Please be aware those listed for 2013 are now out-of-date but have been left for reference for what we are likely to offer.

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.
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.
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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Old 2013 walks are listed below

July 2013

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) £3.70,
Family (2+2) £16.00,
Family (2+3) £18.50
Concession (pensioners/students) £4.00.
Fossil walk
- Yaverland
WALK 1

Click here for the IW AONB website. This is a 50th Anniversary event.
Sunday 14th

10 am
Details as yellow box above.

Meet at Dinosaur Isle.

NOW FULLY BOOKED.
Fossil walk
- Yaverland
WALK 2

Click here for the IW AONB website. This is a 50th Anniversary event.
Sunday 14th

12 noon
Details as yellow box above.

Meet at Dinosaur Isle.
Fossil walk
- Brook
Monday 22nd

3 pm
Details as yellow box above.

Meet at the National Trust gravel car-park, Brook Bay.
Fossil walk
- Brook
Tuesday 23rd

3:30 pm
Details as yellow box above.

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

9 am
Details as yellow box above.

Meet at Dinosaur Isle.
Fossil walk
- Yaverland
Thursday 25th

9 am
Details as yellow box above.

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

9:30 am
Details as yellow box above.

Meet at Dinosaur Isle.
Fossil walk
- Brook

Click here for the IW AONB website. This is a 50th Anniversary event.
Sunday 28th

9:30 am
Details as yellow box above.

Meet at the National Trust gravel car-park, Brook Bay.
Fossil walk
- Shanklin
Monday 29th

10 am
Details as yellow box above.

Meet at the Lazy Waves Cafe, Shanklin Esplanade.
Fossil walk
- Yaverland (1)
Tuesday 30th

10 am
Details as yellow box above.

Meet at Dinosaur Isle.
Fossil walk
- Yaverland (2)
Tuesday 30th

1:30 pm
Details as yellow box above.

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

10 am
Details as yellow box above.

Meet at Dinosaur Isle.
Fossil walk
- Compton
Wednesday 31st

1 pm
Details as yellow box.

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

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August 2013

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) £3.70,
Family (2+2) £16.00,
Family (2+3) £18.50
Concession (pensioners/students) £4.00.
Fossil walk
- Shanklin
Thursday 1st

1 pm
Details as yellow box above.

Meet at the Lazy Waves Cafe, Shanklin Esplanade.
Fossil walk
- Yaverland
Friday 2nd

2 pm
Details as yellow box above.

Meet at Dinosaur Isle.
Fossil walk
- Brook
Sunday 4th

2 pm
Details as yellow box above.

Meet at the National Trust gravel car-park, Brook Bay.
Fossil walk
- Yaverland
Monday 5th

3 pm
Details as yellow box.

Meet at Dinosaur Isle.
Fossil walk
- Shanklin
Monday 5th

3 pm
Details as yellow box above.

Meet at the Lazy Waves Cafe, Shanklin Esplanade.
Fossil walk
- Brook
Tuesday 6th

3:30 pm
Details as yellow box above.

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

3:30 pm
Details as yellow box.

Meet at Dinosaur Isle.
Fossil walk
- Yaverland
Wednesday 7th

9 am
Details as yellow box above.

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

9:30 am
Details as yellow box.

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

9:30 am
Details as yellow box above.

Meet at Dinosaur Isle.
Fossil walk
- Yaverland
Sunday 11th

9:30 am
Details as yellow box above.

Meet at Dinosaur Isle.
Fossil walk
- Shanklin
Monday 12th

9:30 am
Details as yellow box above.

Meet at the Lazy Waves Cafe, Shanklin Esplanade.
Fossil walk
- Yaverland
Tuesday 13th

10 am
Details as yellow box above.

Meet at Dinosaur Isle.
Fossil walk
- Shanklin
and
Luccombe
Tuesday 13th

10 am
Details as yellow box above.

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

10 am
Details as yellow box above.

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

10 am
Details as yellow box above.

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

10 am
Details as yellow box above.

Meet at Dinosaur Isle.
Fossil walk
- Brook
Thursday 15th

1 pm
Details as yellow box above.

Meet at the National Trust gravel car-park, Brook Bay.
Fossil walk
- Brook
Friday 16th

2 pm
Details as yellow box above.

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

2 pm
Details as yellow box above.

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

3 pm
Details as yellow box above.

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

3 pm
Details as yellow box above.

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

3:30 pm
Details as yellow box above.

Meet at Dinosaur Isle.
Fossil walk
- Brook
Wednesday 21st

3 pm
Details as yellow box above.

Meet at the National Trust gravel car-park, Brook Bay.
Fossil walk
- Brook
Wednesday 21st

3:30 pm
Details as yellow box above.

Meet at the National Trust gravel car-park, Brook Bay.
Fossil walk
- Yaverland
Thursday 22nd

9 am
Details as yellow box above.

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

4 pm
Details as yellow box above.

Meet at Dinosaur Isle.
Fossil walk
- Yaverland
Friday 23rd

9:30 am
Details as yellow box above.

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

10 am
Details as yellow box above.

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

10 am
Details as yellow box above.

Meet at the Lazy Waves Cafe, Shanklin Esplanade.
Fossil walk
- Yaverland
Tuesday 27th

10 am
Details as yellow box above.

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

9:30 am
Details as yellow box above.

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

10 am
Details as yellow box above.

Meet at Dinosaur Isle.
Fort Victoria
Foray
- Yarmouth
Thursday 29th

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.

Fossil walk
- Yaverland
Thursday 29th

1 pm
Details as yellow box above.

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

1 pm
Details as yellow box above.

Meet at Dinosaur Isle.

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September 2013

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) £3.70,
Family (2+2) £16.00,
Family (2+3) £18.50,
Concession (pensioners/ students) £4.00.
Fossil walk
- Brook
Sunday 1st

1 pm
Details as yellow box above.

Meet at the National Trust gravel car-park, Brook Bay.
Fossil walk
- Yaverland
Monday 2nd

2 pm
Details as yellow box above.

Meet at Dinosaur Isle.
Fossil walk
- Yaverland
Tuesday 3rd

2 pm
Details as yellow box above.

Meet at Dinosaur Isle.



Cycle Ride
&
Fossil Walk

'Shanklin, Shells and Sycles'.

Sunday 15th

1 pm 

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) £3.70,
Family group (2+2) £16,
Family group (2+3) £18.50,
Concession (pensioner/student) £4.

Isle of Wight Cycling Festival Ride No. 13.

Click here for the Cycling Festival website.
Celebrating
Dinosaur
Island

Friday 20th
(Southampton)
and
Saturday 21st
(Isle of Wight)

The Jehol-Wealden International
Dinosaur Conference.

For further details please click here.

Bookings for conference delegates should be sent directly to Dr Gareth Dyke at the University of Southampton (see website link above).

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October 2013

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) £3.70,
Family (2+2) £16,
Family (2+3) £18.50,
Concession (pensioners/ students) £4.00.
Geology, landscape and Fort Walk
- Yaverland cliff top to Bembridge Fort

Click here for the IW AONB website. This is a 50th Anniversary event. 
Sunday 13th

12 noon at
Dinosaur Isle

2:30 pm arrival
at the 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.
Walking Festival -
Fossil walk
- Compton
Click here for the Walking Festival website.
Friday 25th

9:30 am
Details as yellow box above.

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

- Yaverland
Friday 25th

10 am
To visit the Yaverland 'Dinosaur Island' App site and look for fossils on the beach.

Ask us how to download the App (or click on the Dinosaur Island logo), and bring your smartphone to see the moving dinosaur.

Details as yellow box above.

Meet at Dinosaur Isle.
Walking Festival -
Fossil walk
- Yaverland
Click here for the Walking Festival website.
Saturday 26th

10 am
Details as yellow box above.

Meet at Dinosaur Isle.
Meteorite Walk
& Fossils

- Compton Bay
Saturday 26th

10 am
To visit the Compton 'Dinosaur Island' App site and look for fossils on the beach.

Ask us how to download the App (or click on the Dinosaur Island logo), and bring your smartphone to see the moving dinosaur.

Details as yellow box above.

Meet at the National Trust tarmac car-park
west of Hanover Point, Compton Bay.
Walking Festival -
Fossil walk
- Shanklin &
Luccombe Bay
Click here for the Walking Festival website.
Sunday 27th

10 am
Details as yellow box above.

Meet at the Lazy Waves Cafe, Shanklin Esplanade.
Meteorite &
Geological
Landscape Walk

- Tennyson Down
& the Needles
Sunday 27th

10 am
To visit the Needles 'Dinosaur Island' App site near the Needles Battery and walk along the Chalk rock of the Tennyson Trail. A three and a half mile circular walk along chalk downland and footpaths. More suitable for keen walkers.

Ask us how to download the App (or click on the Dinosaur Island logo), and bring your smartphone to see the moving dinosaur.

Details as yellow box above.

Meet at the High Down car-park
in Highdown Lane, Totland. Return here at the end of the walk.
Walking Festival -
Fossil walk
- Yaverland
Click here for the Walking Festival website.
Monday 28th

10 am
Details as yellow box above.

Meet at Dinosaur Isle.
Meteorite &
Geological
Landscape Walk

- Ventnor
Monday 28th

10 am
To visit the Ventnor 'Dinosaur Island' App site, and walk along coastal roads and part of the coastal path through the tumbled landslide blocks that Ventnor is built on. Look for evidence of ground movement and learn about how the residents (including the plants and animals) have adapted to it. A three mile circular walk with some steep paths and steps. Not suitable for children's buggies or very young children.

Ask us how to download the App (or click on the Dinosaur Island logo), and bring your smartphone to see the moving dinosaur.

Details as yellow box above.

Meet at the Dudley Road carpark, Ventnor. Return here at the end of the walk.
Fossil walk
- Yaverland
Tuesday 29th

1 pm
Details as yellow box above.

Meet at Dinosaur Isle.
Dinosaur Walk
in aid of
BBC Children in
Need
- Blackgang to
Compton
Click here for the Walking Festival website. 
Wednesday 30th

9:30 am start
A sponsored walk -aimed at family participation, with an opportunity to raise money for BBC Children in Need.

Walkers will be taken on a prehistoric journey from Blackgang Chine to Compton Bay. Transport will be arranged to take you back to the start point. Walkers will be sent off at the start by staff from Dinosaur Isle and greeted on their arrival at Compton. 

All walkers will be entered into a competition to win two pairs of tickets to the'Walking with Dinosaurs: The 3D Movie' gala pemiere at Cineworld, Isle of Wight.

Registration for the walk is essential. To register and for full sponsorship details email: info@visitwight.org

Please do not book via Dinosaur Isle.

Walkers with smartphones may wish to download an App by clicking here, and scanning the AR code at Blackgang and Compton to see flying pterosaurs at Blackgang and dinosaurs at Compton.

Supported by the IW Council, County Press and Visitwight.
Fossil walk
- Brook
Wednesday 30th

1:30 pm
Details as yellow box above.

Meet at the National Trust gravel car-park, Brook Bay.
Fossil walk
- Yaverland
Thursday 31st

1 pm
Details as yellow box above.

Meet at Dinosaur Isle.

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November 2013

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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) £3.70,
Family (2+2) £16,
Family (2+3) £18.50,
Concession (pensioners/ students) £4.00.
Fossil walk
- Compton
Friday 1st

1 pm
Details as yellow box above.

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

at Dinosaur Isle
Saturday 9th
and
Sunday 10th

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 9th

10 am
Details as yellow box above.

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

10:30 am
Details as yellow box above.

Meet at Dinosaur Isle.

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December 2013

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) £3.70,
Family (2+2) £16,
Family (2+3) £18.50,
Concession (pensioners/ students) £4.00.
Fossil walk
- Yaverland
Sunday 8th

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
Friday 27th

10:30 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.

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