POI description

Geopark (EN)

stage image

This area has many distinctive glacial features.as you walk you are transitioning through glacial features, rocks formed from volcanic ash, sandstone and conglomerates with fossils. It has fine examples of glacial lakes, or cirques and u shaped valleys. On Valentia island there is a slate quarry and also the 2nd longest Tetra pod track-way in the world, which dates to approximately 385 million years ago. This track-way represents the footprints of a marine creature, like a salamander, walking on then mud which has fossilised into slate.

Listen to the audio!

Stage that crosses this POI

  • Caherdaniel to Sneem (EN)
  • Map