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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 place has been logged as visited by 251 members. Recently by: GoldCircle, David-Guenot, DeltaP, NualaMc, Nuala-Mc1, Daingean, Juanita, Magsamillion, guestuser, johnballinger, eejaymm, paulmcquaid, Helenha, CaminoPat, JakeG
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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 420th 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)
Our final CHP .. by paddyobpc   (Show all for Trostan)
Begrduger's Top .. by BleckCra   (Show all for Trostan)
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Trostan in area Antrim Hills, Ireland
Picture: Looking north-east from Trostan summit towards Lurigethan
slemish on Trostan, 2009
by slemish  27 Mar 2009
This was only my second time climbing Antrim's highest mountain and I would agree with the other comments - expect boggy wetness and plenty of it. Wellies an absolute must - even then I sank into the bog over knee height a couple of times. I parked at the Essathohan bridge and followed the Moyle way up as far as the lovely waterfall. Forget using the Moyle way through the rest of the forest - it's just too boggy. Turn right after the waterfall through the firebreak until you come to the edge of the forest. Then turn left and go straight up the hill, keeping the fence on your left until near the summit where you veer off right. The summit area is large and thankfully, devoid of peat. The sun came out just as I was approaching the large cairn and trig pillar on the summit at 550m, allowing fine views to the north-east. The village of Cushendall framed by the dramatic slopes of Lurigethan and Tievebulliagh was a breathtaking sight, Kintyre just about visible on the horizon. Good views also to Slemish, Slievenanee, Slieveanorra and Knocklayd. I was surprised to see large volumes of snow and ice still on the summit. It was incredibly windy and bitingly cold so I quickly descended by the same route. A bit of a slog to be honest but a true wilderness experience. Total trip about 1.5 hours. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/361/comment/3682/
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Monarch of the Glens .. by gerrym   (Show all for Trostan)
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