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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 235 members. Recently by: Franky, theredyin, Lauranna, peter1, paddyobpc, dillonkdy, 21yearsgone, AdrianneB, declanohagan, Reeks2011, tomodub, mountainmike, stevebullers, benmm, maryt
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Longitude: -6.155396, Latitude: 55.045748 , Easting: 317960, Northing: 423598 Prominence: 515m,   Isolation: 2.5km,   Has trig pillar
ITM: 717881 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 419th highest in Ireland. Trostan is the highest point in county Antrim.

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Fieldcraft .. by Jaak   (Show all for Trostan)
Pleasantly Surprised .. by Aidy   (Show all for Trostan)
Don't grouse- it's well worth the slog
by hazyview  17 Sep 2014
Climbed this last week & loved the experience. I parked at a layby/entrance which is just SE of the Essathohan Bridge and walked along the road the 50 metres or so to the stile on the left with a tiny yellow arrow showing The Moyle Way. Followed this (in hiking boots) as far as the forest and then followed Slemish's advice by turning right & skirting the lower edge of the forest. When I came to the stile at the corner of the forest, I had to change into the wellies. I then headed uphill, keeping just inside the forest fence. As the forest fell away to the left I followed the fence & crossed over it. Despite recent good weather, the going was slow & there are a couple of big black holes that were hard to anticipate & easy to lose a welly in! While walking, a red grouse flew up from the heather in front of me & flew away, calling loudly. Checking the OS map, I veered slightly right and when you can see the highest part of the fence, the trig pillar peeps over the hill a little to the right. It was a very welcome sight. The summit is very windswept & bare but the views of the Glens of Antrim and the Mull of Kintyre were magic. I returned via the Moyle Way through the forest, just for variety & cos I was coming downhill. Yeah, this "way" is tricky. Very muddy & hard to find any trail at times. Stopped for a picnic at a lovely wee bridge over the river as you exit the forest. Overall, great. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/361/comment/17680/
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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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