Torc Mountain

Kerry, Killarney NP, Ireland

William Mackesy’s account of this walk

Climbed in August 2017.

A magical climb, through beautiful flowering gorse and heather and delicate boggy vegetation.

The path is superbly constructed and maintained, and it is inherently an easy walk.

We climbed on an exquisite showery day of watery Turneresque light and fierce little rainstorms, during which we huddled with our backs to the pelting rain and ate lunch. The gale near the top had our youngest blown off the path.

The views throughout are really stunning. For most of the time you look back over the hills and moorland to the south, with a view over the flank of the mountain across the Upper Lake toward Macgillycuddy’s Reeks. At the peak, Lough Leane and Muckross Lake  appear in all their glory.

Not to be forgotten in a hurry!

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