Trostan 550m mountain, Antrim Hills Antrim Ireland at
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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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Climbed this hill on St Patrick's Day following w .. by davidholmes   (Show all for Trostan) Picture about mountain Trostan in area Antrim Hills, Ireland
BILLNOR on Trostan, 2006
by BILLNOR  1 Aug 2006
Sunday 30-07-06 the morning started well it was sunny with a blue sky, a few large fluffy white clouds and a pleasant 19c. My wife and I started our walk on the Waterfoot road at a lay-by just past the Glenarriff Forest Park. We walked up to the gate marked as part of the Moyle way opposite the entrance of Glenarriff.
We went over the stile at the side of the gate and walked up through the forest keeping the burn to our left on reaching the Essathohan Bridge on the B14 road. Almost opposite across the road there is a stile.
Crossover the stile walk along the tree line keeping the burn and glen to your left. Soon you will come to the Essathohan burn waterfall. We had a short stop here to take in the view of the waterfall and the Glen. The water cascading over was low due to the recent good weather spell but still looked good.
As we started of again my wife startled a Peregrine falcon feeding in the long grass it soared over our heads it was so close we could see its plumage in full detail. We followed the burn up through the forest crossing the burn many times making for a pleasant walk. On reaching a firebreak turn left we walked through the forest on a muddy path until we came to the fence ( the fence is broken here) at the edge of the forest. We turned left and walked along the side of the forest following the way marked posts. We came to a post where the forest fence turns left keeping to the outside of the fence we also turned left we walked until the next turn in the fence leaving it behind we turned right into open ground. We followed the way marked posts coming to a fence we turned right here keeping to the fence gradually ascending until we reached a turn in the fence marked with a tall rusty pole. After a few yards and you approach a stile we crossed over and walked straight to the summit of Trostan.
In contrast to the summit approach the summit is more or less flat and stony the peat has been weathered away. After reaching the trig point we stopped for lunch and amaired the views.
We had good views of the Antrim Hills including Slieveanorra with its twin masts, Knocklyrd, Tievebulliagh and Slievenaee. To the South we could see Slemish and to the Southwest Lough Neagh. There were also good views of Rathland Island and due to a sea haze a feint line of the Scottish coast.
As a weather front was heading our way we decided to return the way we came. As came to the first forest area we had to put on the wet gear as thunder rolled in complete with sheet lightning followed with heavy hail and rain we made are way back to the car as fast as we could. The walk was 4 hours (including a 10-min stop at the waterfall and a 35-min break for lunch). We consider this an easy but at times a muddy walk. Trackback:
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