Tetrapod Trackpad

Tetrapod Trackpad, Valentia Island: Address, Tetrapod Trackpad Reviews: 4/5

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Krabate
104 contributions
Very nice done, small car park. There is a lof of informations. The footprints are hard to find but its was worth. The roads to get here are very narrow.
Written 31 July 2022
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Daniel
Albany, NY14 contributions
Family
This was a cool thing to see as we were in the area. We were able to see the tracks and it was cool to think about how old they are, bit it is worth noting that the road there is almost unbelievably narrow and to get down to the tracks you need to take a very steep path down and up with going up being a hard climb, I would definitely not recommend this place to anyone with a disability. Overall if you are in the area and in good health, I think this would be worth a stop.
Written 15 July 2022
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ekcpeterson
Isla Mujeres, Mexico251 contributions
If you're a science geek like me, you have to see this site. It's not huge and it's a bit of a walk, but totally worth it. I'm glad I did it. Even the rest of my family whom aren't nearly as geeky as me. Must See!
Written 5 July 2022
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Jaimee G
Urbana, IL435 contributions
So... I vacillate between 3 and 4 here because the views are beautiful and the history is pretty amazing. But the footprints were hard to find and underwhelming. You do get an excellent view of the countryside, water, and Valentia lighthouse from the trail down. From the car park (which has several spots) you walk down a very steep trail to the first display with cut slabs of stone and information and then down even further to the water's edge to see the tracks. I'm not even sure I got a picture of them in the end. We thought we saw something, but the light and water on the rocks makes it difficult to be sure. I'm looking at other people's pictures and I did not see the same thing and now I feel disappointed. So if you go, be sure to look at pictures online of what you're supposed to see and search beyond the ropes for the tracks when you're there. Also, if you have mobility issues, the steep decline will be difficult and it's not short. I had planned 30 minutes for this stop, but we needed more time than that because of the walk with my parents.
Written 23 June 2022
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Crazysurfkid
Halifax599 contributions
Couples
No.1 on our list when we visited Valentia Island (along with lighthouse and slate quarry!).
After ambling down the path and coming to the (cordoned off) footprints, we asked another couple who were there, what we were looking for/at. Once spotted, there were....OK. Impressive I suppose for 385m year old prints.
As we were about to leave, another couple came down, and asked us what they were looking for!
Written 22 August 2021
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JCKCork
County Cork, Ireland36 contributions
This was an amazing find and should not be missed if you are in the locality. A wonderful bit of education for children and adults alike.
Written 19 July 2021
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Ber D
5 contributions
The tracks are there to see and you can imagine the tetrapods climbing from the heavy waves on to solid ground 850 million years ago. Its free and when I visited was so quiet and deserted. I felt so lucky to behold it and completely free! Where in the world would you be given such a gift.
Written 31 May 2021
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igal27
Rehovot, Israel4,989 contributions
I was very much looking forward to seeing these prehistoric tracks in the rock, so it was rather disappointing to be standing there (after a walk down a steep path) and not sure what imprints were the ones I was supposed to be looking at and what was just part of the regular wear-and-tear on the rocks... But after a closer look and a comparison with the signs showing you where to focus your attention, we managed to see them. It's just "footprints in the rock", but what's fascinating is what they represent. Definitely worth a visit.
Written 19 August 2020
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Geraldine
Cork, Ireland1,752 contributions
Family
This was what I most looked forward to seeing and it was so disappointing. I think they could do much, much better at highlighting the tracks to visitors (even having the information board closer to the tracks would be a start so you could compare!).
Written 26 July 2020
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AAdventures
Dublin, Ireland311 contributions
Family
There is a steep decline down to the trackpad which may be of difficulty for those with walking disabilities coming back up.

Overall, an okay site, free (which is the best part!) but could do with more signage - explaining where to look etc. Fence at sea is also damaged so be cautious if attending with young kids. Very close to the lighthouse so if you’re around, go have a look.
Written 15 July 2020
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