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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 38 members. Recently by: Garmin, susieq, geohappy, chalky, smccarthy, jlk, garrettd, paddyhillsbagger, eannanilamhna, eamonoc, turfymccloud, wwwalker, Fergalh, Ben-Ban, pompeii
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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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Easy ascent using forest tracks .. by group   (Show all for Collon Hill)
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Picture: View south from summit of Collon Hill. The stick in the Trig Pillar was there already
wicklore on Collon Hill, 2008
by wicklore  20 Sep 2008
When I wrote recently about Carrick Mountain I described reaching the summit with difficulty by crouching/crawling through forest. I thought THAT was a challenge! Collon Hill doesn’t require crawling. It requires an ability to withstand pain and a willingness to plunge through large swathes of 6 foot high gorse!
I found a Coillte forestry entrance at T302 878, which has room for a few cars. Using the forest tracks which were generally accurate on the OS map I made my way to the forest junction at 308 871 D. A steep track lead uphill from here and 5 minutes climbing brought me to a t-junction. I took a right and was on the highest track that rings the hill. I then took a left onto a grassy track not marked on the OS map. This path ran through forest and gorse and it took a route to the north of the summit. I could not find any path out onto the summit and after 20 minutes of searching I had to head directly into the dense gorse. The gorse was well over my head in places and extremely difficult to get through. It took 20 painful minutes to reach the trig point. Ryan and BO had previously made it to the summit and thoughtfully scratched their names on the trig pillar. There is steep rocky ground to the south and west that could be dangerous. The views west to the Wicklow hills were fantastic, marred only by cloud cover. Looking south I could see Arklow and Barranisky Hill, and Croghan Kinsella to the west. The ever present Croghan Moira was visible also. Other than Ryan and BO’s scratchings the summit area was pristine, although the forest tracks bore evidence of intense horse riding. Frankly the gorse is practically impenetrable so perhaps no one has been here since its growth. I dropped down to the nearby forest track to the south. Even this 100 metre journey was nigh on impossible. At the track I turned left and found my way back to my earlier route. Along the way I did not see a single track or opening leading up to the summit area. I would advise that this hill is not for those who aren’t willing to suffer along the way! Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/1011/comment/3327/
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I was determined to find a less painful way to th .. by csd   (Show all for Collon Hill)
Having read csd and wicklores hard-won experience .. by simon3   (Show all for Collon Hill)
Get there while you can .. by moggy40   (Show all for Collon Hill)
East Coast Outpost .. by Geansai   (Show all for Collon Hill)
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