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Mangerton Area   NW: Torc Subarea
Place count in area: 28, OSI/LPS Maps: 78, 79 
Highest place:
Mangerton, 838.2m
Maximum height for area: 838.2 metres,     Maximum prominence for area: 583.2 metres,

Note: this list of places includes island features such as summits, but not islands as such.
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Torc Mountain West Top Hill Sliabh Torc (mullach thiar) A name in Irish
For origin of name, see Torc Mountain. Kerry County in Munster Province, in Carn List, Green sandstone & purple siltstone Bedrock

Height: 470m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 78 Grid Reference: V94974 83794
Place visited by 78 members. Recently by: InTheFade, ShayGlynn, MichaelG55, LorraineG60, deirdrec, daitho9, msammon, conormcbandon, jgdarcy, David-Guenot, Wilderness, chalky, Dbosonnet, johnnyphil, Ulsterpooka
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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: TrcMntnWst
Bedrock type: Green sandstone & purple siltstone, (Glenflesk Chloritic Sandstone Formation)

Torc Mountain West Top is the 663rd highest place in Ireland. Torc Mountain West Top is the second most northerly summit in the Mangerton area.

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Torc Mountain West Top (<i>Sliabh Torc (mullach thiar)</i>) 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. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/550/comment/5309/
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Torc Mountain West Top (<i>Sliabh Torc (mullach thiar)</i>) in area Mangerton, Ireland
Picture: The Torc 'massif' from near Cores Mountain
New Comment: Approach from the west
by markmjcampion  Fri 26 Feb
See my Feb 2021 comment on Torc Mountain for a description of a gnarly route from the N71 starting at approx. V93519 83441 C. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/550/comment/22447/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Torc Mountain West Top (<i>Sliabh Torc (mullach thiar)</i>) 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. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/550/comment/17677/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Torc Mountain West Top (<i>Sliabh Torc (mullach thiar)</i>) 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 West 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. Linkback: https://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! Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/550/comment/6575/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Torc Mountain West Top (<i>Sliabh Torc (mullach thiar)</i>) in area Mangerton, Ireland
Picture: Torc summit pictures from Torc West Top.
 
Big brother ....
by hivisibility  23 Oct 2016
Here's a picture of Torc itself from Torc West Top. Approx 600m between the two summits. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/550/comment/18684/
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