On The QT

Torc Mountain

As many of you know, we recently spent a few days in Killarney and went climbing Torc Mountain. Torc Mountain is a beautiful 7.5km walking route. When you reach the summit(535m) you have spectacular 360 degree views from the top. The walk begins at the upper Torc Mountain car park which is located on the Old Kenmare Road. Once you start walking you continue straight until you   see the signposts to guide you to the mountain. As you walk along the road you will come to a path(see the picture below) and you take the right up the mountain.

What I loved about this walk was how accessible it was with the wooden sleepers on the mountain to guide you along. The views all around were just breathtaking and the wooden sleepers helped you to focus on the surroundings as you climbed.

Around every corner was a view as breathtaking as the last. This year, one of my goals is to be even more active and appreciate the beauty that lies on our doorstep here in Ireland. Nothing beats the fresh air and natural beauty and we have so much beauty here in Ireland. This was my first climb of 2017.

When you reach the top… the views are spectacular. It is well worth the climb. All around you can see the town, the lakes, Muckross House and Gardens, Killarney National Park and the McDillicuddy Reeks.

“Life is a climb but the view is great”







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