TY Students enjoyed an adventurous day exploring the Marble Arch Caves. The amazing underground limestones caves in the Marble Arch Global Geopark are made from 330-million-year-old limestone and have several water reserves and rivers running through them. Scientists have explained this network of caves as a natural passage created when water dissolved the soft limestone rock of Fermanagh, from the Owenbrean, Aghinrawn and Shruh Croppa rivers of Ireland. This process also created stalactites and stalagmites within the caves; cone shaped rocks that have taken millions of years to form. For our TY Geography students this brought their studies of Limestone and Carbonation to life. Our students completed the afternoon with a hike of Cuilcagh Boardwalk Trail, also nicknamed the Stairway to Heaven Walk which is located in Co. Fermanagh. The route meanders through one of the largest expanses of blanket bog in Northern Ireland, traversing over tracks, boardwalk and staircase. A steep climb is required to reach the viewing platform on Cuilcagh Mountain which provides breath taking views of the surrounding low lands. All students felt a great sense of achievement and enjoyment with the completion of the day’s activities.

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