Welcome to MountainViews
If you want to use the website often please enrol (quick and free) at top right.
Zoom: ??
For more map options click on any mountain area or any detail feature.
Find Suggested Walks
Find hill or mountain

Users Online:
Guests online: 54
Recent Contributions

Mothaillín: Fabulous views to the west from the summit.

Ott Mountain to Slieve Meelmore

Mothaillín: Summit area as seen from Crossderry.

Crossderry: Towards Knocknabreeda and Stumoa Dúloigh

Glenbeigh to Galway's Bridge

Cable Car to the Hellfire Club - 20/10

Crossderry: Summit looking East.

Peak bagging in The Sperrins in autumn

Stumpa Dúloigh SE Top: Fine views to the East...

Knocknabreeda: View of Carrauntoohil from the summit.

Quad bikers in the Mournes

Slieve Foye

Conditions and Info
Use of MountainViews is governed by conditions.
General information about the site is here.
Opinions in material here are not necessarily endorsed by MountainViews.
Hillwalking is a risk sport. Information in comments, walks or shared GPS tracks may not be accurate for example as regards safety or access permission. You are responsible for your safety and your permission to walk see conditions.
Credits and list definitions are listed here Credits
Video display
Rating graphic.
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
I have climbed this summit: NO (You need to be a logged-in member to change this.)

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.

Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/361/
COMMENTS for Trostan << Prev page 1 2 3 4 Next page >>
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   (Show all for Trostan)
Soggy bottoms! .. by simongray12190   (Show all for Trostan)
Variations .. by susanc   (Show all for Trostan)
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Trostan in area Antrim Hills, Ireland
Picture: The Martian like summit area of Trostan
murphysw on Trostan, 2008
by murphysw  6 Mar 2008
Climbed this last Sunday as part of my county high point quest. Given the bad weather i made it quick. Parked in a layby before the Essentholen bridge at D190217 A. You can either immediatly take the moyle way, crossing a stile just north of the bridge or you can take the much drier option of crossing the stile at the layby beside a fence marked 'Shooting Reserved'. You rejoin the Moyle Way after a couple of hundred yards. The walk through the forest is very wet and spongy, but this is nothing compared to the open flanks of Trostan which are unremittingly boggy and wet. The summit area itself is dry and stony and makes for a nice respite from the squelching. Only Cuilcagh in Fermanagh and (especially) Moylussa in Clare rival this for bogginess in my experience so far. After the climb took in some stunning scenery on the coastal road from Cushendall. Spectacular county! Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/361/comment/2989/
Your Score: Very useful <<  >>Average
COMMENTS for Trostan << Prev page 1 2 3 4 Next page >>
(End of comment section for Trostan.)

OSi logo OSNI/LPS logo
British summit data courtesy:
Database of British & Irish Hills
(Creative Commons Licence)
"ASTER+": Hillshade and Contours
Courtesy of Tiles GIScience Research Group @ Heidelberg University More detail here