Rockpooling, a great autumn activity
As you can see on tonight's Autumnwatch, Chris and Martin had a very productive time rockpooling on Lee beach, on the outer edges of Exmoor. We really hope it's inspiring you to take the kids out this half term and do the same. It's a great way to discover the wide biodiversity to be found on our beaches. There's quite a few guides to the best rockpools, such as here, here, and here.
Before you go, have a read of our guide to some of the some of fantastic characters you can come across in rockpools, like the dog whelk or the sea scorpion.
The number one rule for rockpooling is to not get stranded, so check tide times before you set off. Follow the Seashore Code to stay safe or join a walk with an expert guide.
BBC Breathing Places has a guide [pdf] for tips on what to take. We'd recommend a white tub or tray to make identification easier. If you want help identifying your finds why not ask the ispot community or you can help out scientists by recording your sightings.
But enough of our tips, what about you? Any great rockpooling places you can recommend? Any extraordinary animals you've found hidden deep in pool. We'd love to hear, so post a comment below and let us know.
Watch Martin and Chris's rockpooling film on Autumnwatch, Friday 21 October 8.30pm BBC Two.
Update 25 October: There's loads more fabulous recommendations of places to go rockpooling on our Facebook page.