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Trostan Mountain Trostán A name in Irish
(Ir. Trostán [DUPN], 'pole/staff' [DUPN]) County Highpoint of Antrim, in County Highpoint, Arderin Lists, Olivine basalt lava Bedrock

Height: 550m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 9 Grid Reference: D17960 23598 This summit has been logged as climbed by 241 members. Recently by: eejaymm, paulmcquaid, Helenha, CaminoPat, JakeG, danifergie87, Franky, theredyin, Lauranna, peter1, paddyobpc, dillonkdy, 21yearsgone, AdrianneB, declanohagan
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Longitude: -6.155365, Latitude: 55.045747 , Easting: 317960, Northing: 423598 Prominence: 515m,   Isolation: 2.5km,   Has trig pillar
ITM: 717883 923581,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Trstn, 10 char: Trostan
Bedrock type: Olivine basalt lava, (Upper Basalt Formation)

Joyce's suggestion (INP, iii, 586) that this peak is so named because of its resemblance to a pilgrim's staff with a crooked top seems without foundation.   Trostan is the highest mountain in the Antrim Hills area and the 418th highest in Ireland. Trostan is the highest point in county Antrim.

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Fieldcraft .. by Jaak   (Show all for Trostan)
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Trostan in area Antrim Hills, Ireland
Picture: Great views to the east
 
Pleasantly Surprised
by Aidy  9 Sep 2014
I did this on a bit of a whim, having been in Belfast for work, and wan't well prepared in terms of knowing the route, or having a map with me. I had some vague recollections of a route as described on MV, so parked at the Glenariff Forest Park, and once out at the main road, followed the waymarking signs for the Moyle Way. across the B14 and throught the forestry. Once out of the trees, it was just a matter of following the fence, which initially ran along the edge of the forest, almost right up to the summit.

I wasn't sure what to expect as it has had some dire reviews due to its wet, indistinct nature. Maybe it was because I wasn't expecting much that I enjoyed Trostan so much. It was a pleasant walk up to and through the forest in the sunshne, and the forest was full of red mushrooms, adding a bit of interest. It has been fairly dry too recently, and as a result, the conditions underfoot were very good - not perfectly dry by any means, but I've definitely been through worse in the Bluestacks and Sperrins.

Once at the top, the views were extensive, and it is worth exploring away from the trig pillar, as the views further east take in the coastline, and as far as Scotland. Well worth the effort, and if you have more time than I had, you could take in other summits, or some of the great walks in the forest park. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/361/comment/17673/
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Don't grouse- it's well worth the slog .. by hazyview   (Show all for Trostan)
 
Soggy bottoms! .. by simongray12190   (Show all for Trostan)
 
Variations .. by susanc   (Show all for Trostan)
 
Climbed this last Sunday as part of my county hig .. by murphysw   (Show all for Trostan)
 
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