For fossil enthusiasts, there will be a walk organised by the Lyme Regis Museum with Geologist Paddy Howe and Marine Biologist Chris Andrew. With the cliffs around Lyme Regis affording a constant supply of fossils from 180 million years ago there is always a chance of discovering fossilised remains. Look out for the likes of the giant ichthyosaur, bearing a resemblance to our modern-day dolphin but extending in length by approx 2-4 metres or the plesiosaur, ranging from 2 -15 metres in length, an underwater equivalent of a giraffe due to its long neck, as well as possibly finding belemnites, with its closest resemblance to a squid and ammonites with their spiral shells.
Taking place in February, the locals are keen to show how equally beautiful the Dorset landscape is under winter skies when tumultuous seas create a dramatic backdrop and skeletal trees dominate the countryside.
|Lyme Regis Cobb, taken by Didi2695, Flickr|