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Antrim Hills Area   Cen: Central Antrim Hills Subarea
Place count in area: 27, OSI/LPS Maps: 14, 15, 4, 5, 8, 9 
Highest place:
Trostan, 550m
Maximum height for area: 550 metres,     Maximum prominence for area: 515 metres,

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Trostan Mountain Trostán A name in Irish (Ir. Trostán [DUPN], 'pole/staff' [DUPN]) County Highpoint of Antrim in NI and in Ulster Province, in County Highpoint, Arderin Lists, Olivine basalt lava Bedrock

Height: 550m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 9 Grid Reference: D17960 23598
Place visited by 393 members. Recently by: rhw, purpleknight, discovering_dann, knightsonhikes, sprog, nolo, JordanF1, MarionP, Hikerjjl, edowling, ronanmckee, CianDavis, Padraigin, Moirabourke, DoloresMcmenamin
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Longitude: -6.155396, Latitude: 55.045748 , Easting: 317960, Northing: 423598 Prominence: 515m,  Isolation: 2.6km,   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 (Trostán))
Longer but More Scenic and Enjoyable Approach .. by dr_banuska   (Show all for Trostan (Trostán)) Picture about mountain Trostan (<i>Trostán</i>) in area Antrim Hills, Ireland
by AntrimRambler  27 Feb 2018
County Antrim’s highest may not have the might or distinction of some of the highest in the other counties but it has a great quality. It is rarely visited. In my 17 years of visits I have only ever seen another person once and that was when I had been on its northern slopes for 13 hours after camping overnight. On nearly every other Antrim Hill I have met lots of folk but not on this blessing. This near promise of peace is what draws me back again and again. I adore the place. Windmills on the horizon are minimal. The variety in approaches are good, the views are wonderful in most directions with it’s southern vistas in particular being very photogenic and the lunar landscape of the summit is such a unique feature that is worth the visit all by itself. So what is my best route? The apparent pattern to my routes of ascent of all hills seems to be the ones that disguise the best views until the last minute and while that is difficult in this instance this route has the bonus of including its neighbour Slievenanee. As with all good routes in the Antrim Hills I would advise you to have cars at both ends as the landscape doesn’t help create great long, circular routes without too much road walking. It is made for multiple lines from inland valley or forest to the coast. When done this way a lifetime of walks become obvious. Leave one car in Glenariff Forest Park car park and the other near the shed on the Altrichard Road NW 31278 78280 starG while not obstructing any access and then turn onto the Old Cushendun Road and walk a few hundred yards to you can see the fence going up the mountain on your right NW 31923 78457 starH Simply follow its right side up to the fence junction, cross it and then make your way across to the summit NW 33039 78103 starI. When you have had your fill of the view make your way north east across the boggy gap and up to Trostan NW 34666 80265 starJ. This approach hides the views that await on the northern edges of the summit plateau but when you do reach it they will take your breath away. Tievebulliagh with its pointy profile is dominant to the north and you have the bulk of Slieveanorra to the west and Lurig and the coast to the east. This is a wondrous view that takes a long time to study and get your fill of so allow plenty of time to do so. When you have seen everything you want to it’s time for the best route of descent. On the mountain’s eastern side there is a large ledge. If you descend on to it then turn southwards eventually it will lead you to the Ballyeamon Road NW 35464 80105 starK This descent allows you to complete your picture of the mountain and it’s place in the landscape while at the same time giving great views over to Lurig, the coast and the bog on its lower slopes. When you finally reach it, cross the road and use the last entrance to enter Glenariff Forest NW 36184 79021 starL This track leads you down to the main entrance on the Glenariffe Road where you can make your way to your car in the Forest Park NW 37491 76701 starM Enjoy :-) Linkback:
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Our final CHP .. by paddyobpc   (Show all for Trostan (Trostán))
This was only my second time climbing Antrim's hi .. by slemish   (Show all for Trostan (Trostán))
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