In October 2010 fossil hunting David Attenborough visited Crail with a film crew as part of his First Life Series. He was looking for fossils and Crail’s own carboniferous tree trunk. This tree trunk can be found in the rocks at West Braes at low tide
Fossil Hunting with David Attenborough
Called Attenborough’s Journey, you can see a snippet of the programme by following this link. The enthusiasm of David Attenborough for his project ‘First Life’ shines through – but for us the most exciting thing was that he has been filming part of it in Crail! If you are holidaying this year in Crail why don’t you head off for a morning walk from Sandcastle Cottage in search of the tree trunk.
We have given you a clue from the photograph below as to where to look. All you have to do if find it and the many other fossils on this stretch of rocky coastline.https://www.2crail.com/
Fossil Hunting in Crail
The rocks around Crail are great for fossil hunting. In fact it’s a fossil hunting paradise.You can find so many different fossils of many different prehistoric species as highlighted by David Attenborough in the programme. It is hard to imagine that the rocks around Crail were part of a massive prehistoric rain forrest.
To find out more about the geology of this area, take a look at Discovering Fossils in Crail
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