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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
Place visited by 65 members. Recently by: johnnyphil, Ulsterpooka, melohara, strangeweaver, eamonoc, shaunkelly, elin, Lauranna, PeakPaul, hivisibility, Joe_King, jacek22m, sandilandsn, tommccarthy, bryanmccabe
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Longitude: -9.529839, Latitude: 51.996779 , Easting: 94974, Northing: 83794 Prominence: 32m,  Isolation: 0.6km
ITM: 494948 583854,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Trc470, 10 char: TrcMntnWTp
Bedrock type: Green sandstone & purple siltstone, (Glenflesk Chloritic Sandstone Formation)

Torc Mountain W Top is the 659th highest place in Ireland. Torc Mountain W Top is the second most northerly summit in the Mangerton area.

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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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