It's clear that Martin, The person behind Jurassic Coast Guides, is deeply connected to the coast and has a strong passion for the Jurassic Coast's natural beauty and history. His upbringing near Dorset shores and his childhood experiences exploring the area with his parents have instilled in him a profound love for the coast. His days spent fossil hunting and walking along the coast path have contributed to shaping his identity and expertise in his field.
Martin's dedication to his coastal roots is matched by his professional qualifications and experiences. He possesses the nationally recognized qualification for leading guided walks and is a qualified Mountain Leader, indicating his expertise in leading outdoor activities and navigation. He has also spent considerable time leading various groups including his own long-distance walking group and Duke of Edinbrugh groups based in the Purbecks. These experiences have not only enriched his knowledge of the Dorset and Devon coastline but also the surrounding countryside where he meticulously plans his walks.
His expertise and commitment to promoting the beauty of the coast were recognised by Ordnance Survey in 2017 when he was chosen as an ambassador for their GetOutside initiative. This further highlights his status as an expert in coastal exploration and his ability to guide others in appreciating the outdoors.
Beyond his affinity for coastal paths, Martin's interest extends to the pebbly beaches that hold the secrets of the Jurassic Coast's ancient history. As a professional fossil hunter, he is well-versed in locating and identifying fossils and he's enthusiastic about sharing his knowledge with others. His personal experiences of discovering these ancient treasures has given him a unique perspective and he takes joy in helping newcomers experience the same excitment.
Martin's achievements extend beyond ordinary discoveries, as he can proudly lay claim to unearthing rare dinosaur remains on this very coastline. The awe and exhilaration that accompany revealing an entity that has remained concealed for millions of years are sentiments he holds first-hand.
Martin's remarkable achievements in the field of guiding and tourism are evident through his impressive collection of awards. His dedication and commitment to providing exceptional experenices for visitors have garnered him several prestigious accolades:
In 2019 Martin was also selected as a finalist for the
'Tourism Superstar Awards' by Visit England.
Beating hundreds of nominees, he made the top ten as a finalist.
This award recognises the dedication and passion of individuals working in the tourism industry who go above and beyond the call of duty to make sure visitors to England have an unforgettable experience.
He believes a professonally guided walk or tour on the Jurassic Coast is the key to ensure you get the most from your visit. Through experience and the correct training, Martin will always aim to provide a safe environment for you to relax and enjoy your walks and tours!
All walks and tours are bespoke and can be tailored to suit your requirements, let us take you to all the best view points and show you the best of the Jurassic Coast.
All walks and tours are guided by a qualified, experienced and fully insured Mountain Leader. We also hold a outdoor first aid qualification to lead groups on the Jurassic Coast. Book your personal guided walk or tour with us and learn about the Geological history and fossils of this world famous coastline