Fossil hunting is a rewarding and relatively inexpensive activity. However, there are a few important things to remember.
- Be aware of health and safety risks.
Follow the Geological Association fieldwork guidelines.
You are free to collect fossils distributed loose along the British coastline, but there is a code of conduct and you shouldn't, in most instances, hammer fossils out of cliffs.
In other places you will need to get permission from the landowner.
Some locations (Sites of Special Scientific Interest) are protected by law. You can go and look, but you mustn't collect from them.
Researching your fossils
Here’s a great research resource from knotalot. It includes general and specific guides, events etc.
https://ukfossils.co.uk/2012/08/28/an-i ... elemnites/