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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 231 members. Recently by: paddyobpc, dillonkdy, 21yearsgone, AdrianneB, declanohagan, Reeks2011, tomodub, mountainmike, stevebullers, benmm, maryt, stang, cohf88, srr45, Paradox_Pete
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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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Pleasantly Surprised .. by Aidy   (Show all for Trostan)
 
Don't grouse- it's well worth the slog .. by hazyview   (Show all for Trostan)
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Trostan in area Antrim Hills, Ireland
 
Soggy bottoms!
by simongray12190  29 Nov 2015
Trostan doesn't have a great start although I have to say the waterfall a few hundred metres up the track is impressive when there's a good flow of water. The forestry that makes up the best part of the beginning isn't very impressive. I agree with previous comments that you are better to take the fire break (which is now just the edge of the forest because the trees between there and the road have been felled) until you reach the edge of the forestry and then follow the fence line up towards the summit. The things to note about this mountain are that the views from the top can be brilliant if the cloud clears for you and that the approach is absolutely saturated underfoot! If you do not wear waterproof boots then you will regret it. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/361/comment/18400/
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Variations .. by susanc   (Show all for Trostan)
 
Climbed this last Sunday as part of my county hig .. by murphysw   (Show all for Trostan)
 
Bank Holiday Trostan .. by OonaghG   (Show all for Trostan)
 
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