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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 419th highest in Ireland. Trostan is the highest point in county Antrim.

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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: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/361/comment/18404/
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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: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/361/comment/2989/
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Bank Holiday Trostan
by OonaghG  5 May 2010
Walked up Trostan on Bank Holiday Monday from the B14 Cushendall Road stile. It was a lovely walk, not really challenging but VERY boggy! I did half the walk with a soggy foot having fallen foul of one puddle! Thank goodness it wasn't too cold.
We had a hazy view of Ailsa Craig from the top which was a nice surprise. Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/361/comment/4679/
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May Day Walk - 01/05/2010
by Daithi2004  10 May 2010
- A few of us climbed this mountain on the Saturday of the May Bank Holiday. We started at the style up from Essentholen Bridge with the fence/gate marked “Shooting Reserved” This is was the Dungonnelly Way which leads on to the Moyle way. We took a left turn following The Moyle Way even thought the path straight on was better condition. I have been, since told we should have gone on straight. Well anyway, we continue on through boggy terrain and eventually got out of the forest. It was easy from here as we were able to see Trostan. Terrific views all round. We made it to the top. For those interested in Geocaching, we found this after searching for awhile. We continued onto Tievbullaigh. Read my report ....... Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/361/comment/4707/
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