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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: -6.155365, 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 420th highest in Ireland. Trostan is the highest point in county Antrim.

Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/361/
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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)
 
Soggy bottoms! .. by simongray12190   (Show all for Trostan)
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Trostan in area Antrim Hills, Ireland
Picture: view to Lurigethan
 
Variations
by susanc  7 Dec 2015
I noticed yesterday that the Moyle Way sign now sends you up a forestry track just a few metres to the left after the waterfall - I think it joins the old route about halfway through the forest. We avoided it altogether by turning left at the falls along the bank at the edge of the felled area and then following the route of the old mineral railway anti clockwise round the hill as far as the first fence up hill and climbing beside it to the top. Great views all round and feet still dry! Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/361/comment/18404/
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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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Courtesy of Tiles GIScience Research Group @ Heidelberg University More detail here