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Collin Top Hill Antrim County, in Carn List, Olivine basalt lava Bedrock

Height: 429m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 9 Grid Reference: D21815 16816
Place visited by 33 members. Recently by: scapania, Ulsterpooka, trostanite, Peter Walker, JKelly, Wilderness, leader1, dr_banuska, Garmin, gregwalker, sandman, Cweed101, AntrimRambler, hillhound, whoRya
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Longitude: -6.097977, Latitude: 54.983934 , Easting: 321815, Northing: 416816 Prominence: 34m,  Isolation: 2km
ITM: 721737 916801,   GPS IDs, 6 char: ClnTp, 10 char: Collin Top
Bedrock type: Olivine basalt lava, (Upper Basalt Formation)

Along the east coast of Ireland there is a cluster of names anglicised as Collin/Collon from Irish collann, meaning 'a height'. See also Big Collin (Co. Antrim) and Collon Hill (Co. Wicklow). They may ultimately show the same root as Lat. collis, Fr. colline and Eng. hill.   Collin Top is the 732nd highest place in Ireland.

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Footnote For those of strong legs and the will t .. by three5four0   (Show all for Collin Top)
Collin Top .. by slemish   (Show all for Collin Top)
three5four0 on Collin Top, 2008
by three5four0  7 Nov 2008
See Mid Hill & Carncormick for the start of this walk.

From Mid, descend to the fence running north east and follow it through some soft & wet ground, over a wide ring contour & a final short slope to the summit of Collin Top. Which is rather pap like and is a dry oasis in a sea of bog. The views of Crockalough, Lurigethan , the Glenariff escarpment and out to Scotland are all equally fine. I once camped with a friend beside the Inver river, just to the north of Collin Top, and was kept awake by small fish jumping all night long. Which was no hardship, as it was a rare crystal clear night with the stars on show. With the highlight being a huge meteor, which look large enough to devastate a small village, tearing across the night sky.

Follow a fence north west through yet more wet ground, before swinging north over a 350 metre oval contour line to the river flowing out of Loughgarve (v.small band of rocky ground to descend before the small stream) and onto the track. Follow this track all the way Ballsallagh Bridge and then follow Gorthageeragh Road south east to the Knockanully Road and Martinstown and your car.

This gives a 14.5 mile round route from Martinstown - Carncormick - Mid Hill - Collin Top - Martinstown. Nicky apologises for the road walking at the end of the day of his suggested route, but it passes quickly and when we walked the route the views of the hillsides and the trees were quite magnificent in their autumnal colours.
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