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Dublin/Wicklow Area   Wicklow Mountains Subarea
Maximum height for area: 925 metres,   Summits in area: 128,   Maximum prominence for area: 905 metres, OSI/LPS Maps: 28B, 49, 50, 55, 56, 61, 62, AWW For all tops   Highest summit: Lugnaquilla, 925m

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Collon Hill Hill Wicklow County, in Binnion List, Basalt and gabbro Bedrock

Height: 238m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 62 Grid Reference: T30302 86743 This summit has been logged as climbed by 37 members. Recently by: susieq, geohappy, chalky, smccarthy, jlk, garrettd, paddyhillsbagger, eannanilamhna, eamonoc, turfymccloud, wwwalker, Fergalh, Ben-Ban, pompeii, Onzy
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Longitude: -6.063642, Latitude: 52.91606 , Easting: 330302, Northing: 186743 Prominence: 183m,   Isolation: 5.9km,   Has trig pillar
ITM: 730223 686780,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Cln238, 10 char: Colon Hil
Bedrock type: Basalt and gabbro, (Dolerite)

This hill is unnamed on OS maps, but it is mentioned in the Parliamentary Gazetter of Ireland: Collon-hill, 3¾ miles south-south-west of Wicklow, 782 feet. James Fraser describes in more detail in A Hand Book for Travellers in Ireland: Two miles to the seaward of Kilboy bridge [near Kilbride] is the Hill of Collon. It attains an elevation of 782 feet and is remarkable as rising considerably over the lower hills with which the surface of the country is varied; and from it an extensive view of the coast and country around are obtained. The townlands of Cullen Upper and Lower appear to have the same name in a variant spelling. For origin of name, see also Collin Top and Big Collin (Co. Antrim). Has been called Castletimon Hill.   Collon Hill is the 1303th highest summit in Ireland. Collon Hill is the second most easterly summit in the Dublin/Wicklow area.

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One to go! .. by eamonoc   (Show all for Collon Hill)
 
There's only one way to climb this hill and several wrong ways...
by garrettd  29 Jun 2014
The proper way to climb this hill is to take the track at the forest entrance that other posters have used, follow the hairpin bend around and keep walking until a mobile phone mast is reached (must be a recent addition as I see no mention of it in other submissions). Pass this and then instead of bending left, continue straight past some large stacks of recently felled timber until a dense copse of hardwood (ash?) trees is reached. Go left through these trees using a decent track. You may even see a white bucket hanging from a tree on your right. The path narrows and shortly afterwards arrives at the summit trig. Don't on any account take the bend after the mast and ascend to the cairn (marked on OS 62) and then try to bramble bash your way south to the summit. I shredded my legs on a warm day and quickly regretted wearing shorts. I had to descend from the plateau back to the summit track to the east and wend my way right around to the other side of the peak to finally find my way. I was however rewarded with an excellent view of what I assume was a buzzard, certainly the largest bird of prey I've seen in Ireland. Later I saw another on Westaston Hill and a red kite on Killeagh. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/1011/comment/17511/
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