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Antrim Hills Area   Central Antrim Hills Subarea
Place count in area: 26, 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 325 members. Recently by: Brendanbarrett, Aongus, SenanFoley, RockyCaver, DavidHoy, dregishjake, dregish, Kilcoobin, Kilcubbin, fellrunner, eeimly, Paddym99, garybuz, sfoley, doogleman
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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 419th highest in Ireland. Trostan is the highest point in county Antrim.

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Variations .. by susanc   (Show all for Trostan)
 
Climbed this last Sunday as part of my county hig .. by murphysw   (Show all for Trostan)
 
Bank Holiday Trostan .. by OonaghG   (Show all for Trostan)
 
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 ....... Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/361/comment/4707/
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Antrims CHP .. by TommyV   (Show all for Trostan)
 
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