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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
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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 421st highest in Ireland. Trostan is the highest point in county Antrim.

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Antrim's Highest .. by group   (Show all for Trostan)
 
Longer but More Scenic and Enjoyable Approach .. by dr_banuska   (Show all for Trostan)
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Trostan in area Antrim Hills, Ireland
Picture: Close to Trostan summit, an unusual collection of stones
 
Our final CHP
by paddyobpc  25 Jan 2017
Walk Date: 11 Sep 2016. We set off for Belfast on Sunday morning with the intention of completing our final CHP walk on Monday 12th but as the weather was so good on the journey up we decided to go ahead and do the walk on the 11th instead. Both Dillon(dillonkdy) and myself were excited that the time had finally arrived, time to complete our last County of The County High Point Challenge. Once again we stuck with the route described by Kieron Gribbon’s book “Ireland's County High Points – A Walking Guide” and parking at the start point on the old Cushendun road just after 1:30 there was a handy breeze blowing as we put on our gear. The majority of the walk is over boggy ground and probably a lot worse in winter months. From our start point we only had to climb 215m to a very windy summit, a return journey to the car of just over 6 Km which we completed in 2 hours. So that was the final one complete, at the age of 9, Dillon(dillonkdy) could now say he was the youngest to have completed the County High Point Challenge.
See Dillon’s (dillonkdy) full story of his County High Point Challenge at https://dillons32chpchallenge.github.io/progress/index.html We also found Kieron Gribbon's High Point Ireland website (www.highpointireland.com) to be a useful source of information for our 32 County High Points challenge. Definitely worth checking out if you're planning to do any of the High Point challenges. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/361/comment/18829/
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Begrduger's Top .. by BleckCra   (Show all for Trostan)
 
This was only my second time climbing Antrim's hi .. by slemish   (Show all for Trostan)
 
Monarch of the Glens .. by gerrym   (Show all for Trostan)
 
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