'The Jurassic Coast'
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  • Mark and Chacasta (Sunday, October 29 17 05:41 pm GMT)

    Great day for us and the 2 kids with Martin

    He has so much knowledge and completely dispelled my myth of needing a hammer to find fossils 😊
    We had never been before and thoroughly enjoyed the start of our fossil hunting journeys

    We will do it again. Just need to wait for that big storm and high tides

    Great afternoon Martin and thanks for passing in so much knowledge

    Our oldest (10) could not stop talking about it once we got home and is taking everything we found into school next week

    Great fun and well worth the money 👍

  • Roddie (Monday, September 11 17 12:34 pm BST)

    We had an fascinating day with Martin, walking, fossil-hunting and site-seeing. His local knowledge meant we visited the right places, and even helped us plan other outings later in the week. From Martin’s knowledge of the ancient and more recent history of the Jurassic Coast we learnt far more than we could have gleaned on our own. It was a really good day out!

  • Makkuni Jayaram (Jay) (Monday, August 28 17 07:05 pm BST)

    Walking the Jurassic coast in Martin Curtis’s trail
    This summer we had wonderful family holiday, walking the Jurassic coast for five days. We were a motley group, two sexagenarians, three able bodied young adults in their early thirties and an 18-month old riding on a pair of broad shoulders. The experience would not have been as delightful as it turned out to be without Martin—who led the walks, and Brian—who drove to and from points of interest and arranged the sandwich and bottled water lunches—all with an effortless congeniality and almost clockwork efficiency.
    Martin planned each day meticulously, taking into account wind and weather and selecting the distances for each day with due consideration to the oldest and the youngest of the party. The walks were so well timed that at the end of each well spent day, we found ourselves in one of Martin’s favorite coffee places just in time for a well-deserved and much enjoyed caffeine fix.
    Martin will take you back 200 million years, and educate you on the geological history of the coast from the Triassic through Jurassic and the lower and upper cretaceous periods, painted along the magnificent sea cliffs as magenta red, grey-green and lime white from the bottom to the top. He will escort you safely on a trek across a particularly pebbly—and not so easy to negotiate—beach to one of the most impressive rock tablets decorated with fossils. Martin will convince you that the dinosaur foot prints before your eyes are their primary impressions, contrary to what one school of palaeontologists might want you to believe. He is careful to guide you around the herds of cows that stubbornly block your path—and in one instance included a couple of ‘White Belted Galloways’ that Martin had warned us earlier in the day could be dangerously aggressive. Martin will also take lots of pictures—all of them quite beautiful—for lasting memories of your Jurassic coast adventure.
    To me the last day’s walk was the most memorable—starting from Lulworth up and down steep grassy hills—each hard climb rewarded with spectacular views of the coast—and finally descending into the little village of Tyneham. We drove back to Lulworth to have a look at the not to be missed ‘Durdle Door’ before being dropped off at the train station. Martin waited till we were safely boarded, and en route to London and then back to the States.
    The Jurassic experience was educational, invigorating, and exceed expectations. If I were to walk the coast again, I would want to do it with Martin leading the way.

  • Rachel (Monday, August 21 17 10:34 pm BST)

    Thank you Martin for the fantastic fossil hunt and helping us achieve our mission to find some ammonites. You're a great guide with so much patience, knowledge and make it fun for all ages. Thank you so much!

  • Rasika Harshey (Sunday, August 06 17 06:47 pm BST)

    Thank you Martin for a fabulous week filled with challenging and beautiful hikes through the unspoiled landscape of the Jurassic coast, fantastic sights of the different Mesozoic periods, and enlightened running commentaries, making this a very memorable and educational holiday for me and my family. You have the perfect temperament and personality for a guide - learned, flexible, cautious, and sunny! You were truly indispensable for this rich experience! Thank you so much!!

  • Judith (Sunday, July 30 17 08:01 am BST)

    We went with Martin on a guided fossil hunting tour with our children aged 6 and 4. Especially our 6 year old son was very enthousiastic about the fossils and under Martin's great guidance and explanation even found a very nice ammonite by himself! We had a great time and I would definitely recommend the tour to other families!

Carol Young, Scotland 'Thank you Martin for a great day fossil hunting yesterday and the guided walk to golden cap view point and west bay. The whole family were very impressed that we found some actual fossils for ourselves and your enthusiasm is infectious as Simon and I were out first thing this morning in our little sea cove and found a huge haul of devils toenails which had you not taught us what to look out for we would've just carried on walking over oblivious what was underfoot!'

 

Richard Haynes, UK 'Martin guided seven blind veterans during a week of walking on the Jurassic coast. It was a truly epic week which was taxing both physically and mentally.  Martin’s knowledge of the geography and history, combined with his enthusiasm,  ensured we experienced the wonders of this beautiful and interesting coastline.  If you have never experienced the Jurassic coast, Martin will ensure you get to see the very best of it.  Martin, from the seven Blind Veteran members, a huge thank you, the week was awesome and one we definitely will not forget!'

 

Dana Thayer, New York 'We had a fabulous half-day guided tour with Martin. He is the master of taking his clients to the perfect view spot, was really knowledgeable about geology and fossils, and covered multiple sections of the Jurassic Coast with a mix of driving and hiking. A few bonus Broadchurch filming locations were really a thrill.  Thank you, Martin!'

 

Frank Peters, Dutch travel photographer and journalist 'Martin Curtis didn't just guide me on a trip, he guided me through the story of the Jurassic Coast. I felt the passion he has for 'his' coastline and that goes further than just the hotspots and the main stories. He took me to the highlights and the places off the beaten track. I found fossils, stood in the footprints of dinosaurs and enjoyed the best views the Jurassic Coast has to offer'

 

Jim Dascoli, USA 'We'd like to thank Martin for a phenomenal 4 hour hike last week while we were in Dorset, the area of West Bay and on the Jurassic shoreline. He was a super guide and I'd recommend him to anyone visiting'

 

Sharon Hunt, UK 'The walks are very well planned and the coastal walks have been outstanding'

 

Jo Hewitt, UK 'Lovely varied walk along the Jurassic Coast, the stunning views from Houns Tout and St Aldhelm's Head were well worth the climb. Thanks for a great day!'

 

 Giles Pugh, UK 'Really enjoyed the walks, challenging and changing terrain with stunning views of the Jurassic Coast'

 

Jane Wiliams, UK 'Walks are extremely well planned and guided, with safety being a priority at all times. I have seen amazing scenery and places of interest along the Jurassic Coast that I wouldn't have done if I had not been on one of these walks'

 

Elaine, UK 'Just to say a big thank you, we had a wonderful time exploring Monmouth beach and the limestone pavement and would recommend a tour because we learnt lots thank you again'  

 

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