Dec 222011

Walk Of The Month: Isle of Wight – Where else can you stumble upon a 65 million-year-old oyster? Mark Rowe takes a step back on the Isle of Wight.

As any budding palaeontologist knows, a bucket and spade are handy for more than just building sandcastles on the Isle of Wight. They are useful for rooting around in the sand along the base of the cliffs at Yaverland, where every rock you pick up seems to contain a fossil. When I visited, the autumnal gales had kicked in, hurling spray and waves at the battered cliffs, loosening the soil and releasing more fossils for hardy amateur collectors.

This article was published in The Independent on 4 December 2011. Read it here.

  •  22 December 2011