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Torc Mountain W Top Hill For origin of name, see Torc Mountain. Kerry County, in Carn List, Green sandstone & purple siltstone Bedrock

Height: 470m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 78 Grid Reference: V94974 83794 This summit has been logged as climbed by 56 members. Recently by: hivisibility, Joe_King, jacek22m, sandilandsn, tommccarthy, bryanmccabe, Wildrover, frankmc04, wwwalker, Pepe, spoodle58, Cobhclimber, izakrupa, Colin Murphy, simoburn
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Longitude: -9.529853, Latitude: 51.99677 , Easting: 94974, Northing: 83794 Prominence: 32m,   Isolation: 0.6km
ITM: 494947 583853,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Trc470, 10 char: TrcMntnWTp
Bedrock type: Green sandstone & purple siltstone, (Glenflesk Chloritic Sandstone Formation)

Torc Mountain W Top is the 661st highest summit in Ireland. Torc Mountain W Top is the second most northerly summit in the Mangerton area.

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Torc Mountain W Top in area Mangerton, Ireland
Picture: Path to summit
 
Easy access to an interesting view of Torcs summit
Short Summary created by Colin Murphy, simon3, jackill,  14 Sep 2014
Torc West Top is usually done in conjunction with Torc itself, especially as it is a relatively easy 15 minute walk between the two. Park in the upper car park , V96686 84235 A (Point A), room for many cars. Head south west along the scenic old Kenmare road. Turn off the road at approximately V95830 82990 B (Point B) where you see the sign in picture onto a well-defined stone track interspersed with lengthy areas of boardwalk which makes the going fairly ok. From car park to Torc - Torc W Top and back to car will take 3 hours ate a leisurely pace. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/550/comment/5309/
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Torc Mountain W Top in area Mangerton, Ireland
Picture: Reds
Irelands largest wild animal
by Colin Murphy  3 Oct 2014
Torc West Top is unmarked by a cairn or other prominence. However it is a fairly well-defined grassy mound with great views over the lakes of Killarney and towards Torc mountain itself. On my descent I stumbled upon (almost literally) a small group of Red Deer. Luckily they didn't flee too far before I could get a snap. Strikingly large and beautiful animals close up. Apparently they are Ireland's largest wild animal, or so I read. Having come within about 10 metres of them, I can't disagree with that. The larger animal in the shot came almost to my shoulder. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/550/comment/17677/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Torc Mountain W Top in area Mangerton, Ireland
Picture: A view of Torc Mt. W Top looking SW over the Upper Lake from the Torc Mt path.
 
Harry Goodman on Torc Mountain W Top, 2009
by Harry Goodman  9 Sep 2009
I went out to this top with two friends from the path up Torc Mt (7 Sept. 09). Apart from the fact that it took us a little longer than the 20 minutes out and back suggested by Conor74 I have no comments to add to those made by him and simply want to include a picture for the site. We included this top on a walk up Torc Mt. and found the scenery in all directions splendid, especially after a week-end of walking on the higher tops in stormy, wet conditions with no visability. Well worth the visit. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/550/comment/4086/
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A small top, but worth while for the views.
by three5four0  6 Oct 2011
Only a short diversion from the Torc path, yet only 27 out of the 222 that have logged Torc Mountain, took in its west top as well. And as Harry Goodman says, the views are good, so there is no reason not to visit this poor neglected top! Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/550/comment/6575/
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Conor74 on Torc Mountain W Top, 2009
by Conor74  6 Apr 2009
Very easy to access, just about 20 minutes detour off the path up Torc itself. Near the summit of Torc, Torc west is obvious on the right of the path (the side facing the Reeks) as one descends. It just takes a quick 5 minute scramble across a flat area of wet ground that has some patches of bog, and then 5 minutes up the slope, some scree to get over but very easy. Nice views, doesn't really add a huge amount if one has already done Torc. Nice view of Torc itself, and a bit more along the Kenmare Killarney road and the Long Range Lake visible, but maybe more for those wishing to rack up the tally of peaks - it's so close to Torc as to make that very achieveable. Those who like wildlife can keep the camera to hand, on the day I was there I bumped into a number of deer which possibly prefer this quiter area to the busier slopes of Torc. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/550/comment/3705/
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Picture: Wild Goats on Torc West
Deer and Wild Goats
by ciarraioch  13 Apr 2014
Not only great views, but saw four deer and a large herd of around 10 wild goats on my last visit in July 2013. Didn't know that these were to be found in the National Park. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/550/comment/15996/
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