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Is it Legal to take rocks/stones from the Beach

Paddy_o_furniturePaddy_o_furniture

I was down the beach tonight with the nippers after finishing work. To cut a long story short I found a big rock that I wanted for my Beardie (Bearded Dragon). Whilst carrying it back to the car I got some some funny looks. My Missus told me when I got home that it's cos it's illegal to take rocks from beaches. I've asked the google machine but get no relevant results. Anyone know?

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    choc1969
    Yes, its illegal
    Paddy_o_furniture
    choc1969;5375231
    Yes, its illegal

    Naughty me then
    amcol
    You no wot they say you learn something every day!! Well i never new that one!
    ding
    i had a nice rockery once thanks to rhyl beach
    lil_tiger
    ooo i dont know this neither....my dad used to tell me I would get arrested for stealing the shells cos the other kids wouldnt be able to play with them when I was younger...but I presumed that was just aversion tactics lol

    If it is illegal to take the rocks/pebbles/shells then surely it must be illegal to go beach combing??? or take the fossils in cliffs?
    amcol
    I just read it is technically illegal to take rocks/pebbles and even shells!!!

    As they are all owned by someone!
    choc1969
    Not illegal to take shells but rocks, pebbles etc are an environmental issue so DEFRA have laws to keep beaches intact.......which is why you can buy rocks etc in DIY stores.....understandable really.
    choc1969
    amcol;5375256
    I just read it is technically illegal to take rocks/pebbles and even shells!!!

    As they are all owned by someone!


    The local councils :roll:
    Paddy_o_furniture
    choc1969;5375264
    Not illegal to take shells but rocks, pebbles etc are an environmental issue so DEFRA have laws to keep beaches intact.......which is why you can buy rocks etc in DIY stores.....understandable really.

    My rock was washed up from international waters. I got a happier beardie now anyway. She prefers her new rock.
    lil_tiger
    Paddy_o_furniture
    My rock was washed up from international waters. I got a happier beardie now anyway. She prefers her new rock.


    just tell her to keep it quiet!!!! wouldnt want her locked up for handling stolen goods!!!! :w00t:
    Charlie Scene
    tut tut:roll:
    choc1969
    Paddy_o_furniture;5375275
    My rock was washed up from international waters. I got a happier beardie now anyway. She prefers her new rock.


    my brothers fish tank is full of pebbles from Burnham beach :w00t:
    Paddy_o_furniture
    lil_tiger;5375280
    just tell her to keep it quiet!!!! wouldnt want her locked up for handling stolen goods!!!! :w00t:

    She just keeps bobbing at me tonight. She ain't done that in ages. I'll have to go back under the over of darkness for her sand. (not really she has wood bark stolen from the park)
    Paddy_o_furniture
    What about wood bark then, just touching on above (I never stole any) she has a wood bark hide that I bought, is it legal if out and about and you stumble across one of them to take it?
    lil_tiger
    Paddy_o_furniture
    She just keeps bobbing at me tonight. She ain't done that in ages. I'll have to go back under the over of darkness for her sand. (not really she has wood bark stolen from the park)


    When I went to Scarborough with a friend we brought back all (4) housemates rocks back....and since then we have painted and named them...they are our pet rocks and kindly hold our doors open for us :)....I guess they will need to go into hiding!!! lol
    Paddy_o_furniture
    lil_tiger;5375304
    When I went to Scarborough with a friend we brought back all (4) housemates rocks back....and since then we have painted and named them...they are our pet rocks and kindly hold our doors open for us :)....I guess they will need to go into hiding!!! lol

    They are already incognito, you have nothing to worry about
    mike381
    lol i greatly enjoyed reading this thread :) very enlightening
    lumoruk
    So I can blame you lot for the coastal erosion that is about to claim my house :cry:

    no but seriously that's why you're not allowed to take the rocks, they break up the power behind the waves before they hit land. None of you do geography?
    choc1969
    Paddy_o_furniture;5375303
    What about wood bark then, just touching on above (I never stole any) she has a wood bark hide that I bought, is it legal if out and about and you stumble across one of them to take it?


    thats ok....as long as you didn't 'accidentally' chip it off a tree :whistling:
    Charlie Scene
    lil_tiger
    When I went to Scarborough with a friend we brought back all (4) housemates rocks back....and since then we have painted and named them...they are our pet rocks and kindly hold our doors open for us :)....I guess they will need to go into hiding!!! lol


    ok who called theirs Rocky?:-D

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