Photo by John Harrison
The cliffs around Whitby are a rich source of fossils and yield many ammonites, reptiles and shells but you have to watch out for the tide. Why not join a guided expedition with Byron Blessed, a qualified palaeontologist. The trips last about three hours and having expert guidance greatly increases your chances of a good find. Just visit the Fossils UK website to book a fun day out, or you can browse in their Natural Wonders shop in Grape Lane.
The Natural Wonders Fossil Shop
There is an excellent review of Byron Blessed's guided tours in the Yorkshire Life magazine, just click on the photo of the happy young hunter below to read it: