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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: -6.155365, Latitude: 55.045747 , Easting: 317960, Northing: 423598 Prominence: 515m,  Isolation: 2.6km,   Has trig pillar
ITM: 717883 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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Picture: Trostan (left) and Slievenanee from Knocklayd
 
Antrim's Highest
Short Summary created by Peter Walker, gerrym  10 Aug 2014
Consensus suggests that Antrim's scenic wonders mostly lie on the coast and in the valleys, and Trostan bears this out. Its height is its only overt distinction, being otherwise a high plateau of varying degrees of saturation underfoot and assorted levels of peat erosion.

Consensus promotes the use of the waymarked Moyle Way to approach Trostan. From the south start from the small layby opposite the entrance to Glenarrif Forest Park (201207 A) or at Essathohan Bridge (190217 B). The Moyle Way can also be used from the west (start at (157238 C)) which is probably an easier ascent, but it is not as attractive -unless of course doing the whole Way!

The Way is well used and can be difficult in places, especially if wet. There is varied walking - through the forest, following the river and then open hillside. The Moyle Way is left as head north for the summit - a fenceline runs up over the broad flat summit area, not far from the cairn and trig pillar which stand high over the eroded landscape. Views can be far reaching and spectacular on a good day.

Antrim's second highest summit, Slievenanee, lies a bedraggled 2.5km to the SSW. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/361/comment/5120/
 
Longer but More Scenic and Enjoyable Approach .. by dr_banuska   (Show all for Trostan)
 
Sanctuary .. by AntrimRambler   (Show all for Trostan)
 
Our final CHP .. by paddyobpc   (Show all for Trostan)
 
This was only my second time climbing Antrim's hi .. by slemish   (Show all for Trostan)
 
Monarch of the Glens .. by gerrym   (Show all for Trostan)
 
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