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Big Collin Hill Collann Mór A name in Irish
Antrim County, in Binnion List, Olivine basalt lava Bedrock

Height: 353m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 9,14 Grid Reference: J23248 96638 This summit has been logged as climbed by 38 members. Recently by: Wilderness, Cloughbeg, Ulsterpooka, jimmyread, trostanite, daftgrandad, Garmin, JKelly, chalky, megantaggart, gregwalker, neelix_tdog, sub3000, Cweed101, AntrimRambler
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Longitude: -6.084226, Latitude: 54.802433 , Easting: 323248, Northing: 396638 Prominence: 148m,   Isolation: 6.4km
ITM: 723170 896627,   GPS IDs, 6 char: BgCln, 10 char: Big Collin
Bedrock type: Olivine basalt lava, (Lower 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 Collin Top (Co. Antrim) and Collon Hill (Co. Wicklow). They may ultimately show the same root as Lat. collis, Fr. colline and Eng. hill.   Big Collin is the 1047th highest summit in Ireland.

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Bigger than it looks .. by group   (Show all for Big Collin)
Climbed Big Collin for the third time this aftern .. by slemish   (Show all for Big Collin)
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Big Collin in area Antrim Hills, Ireland
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gerrym on Big Collin, 2009
by gerrym  8 Feb 2009
Colin is one of the foothills rising from the Lough Neagh basin before the higher Antrim Hills rise to the occasion. This is no disrespect and it has a shapely form which perhaps upstages its bigger siblings in some ways.

Access from the SE is from one of the entrances serving the windfarms (223958). There is a double gate affording limited parking beside the service track - a 'Beware of the Bull' sign adorned the gate, though he was otherwise engaged today. A short walk up along the track brings Elliots Hill windfarm, run by ScottishPower Renewables, warning of the danger of entering in wet and freezing conditions or during lightning - today only had the freezing fortunately. On the track two sheep approached side by side and stopped, walked a little further and stopped again - like two gunslingers trying to unnerve me before drawing guns - then they just ran off like sheep and the moment was lost!

The track weaves around the wind turbines reaching a small cairn at Elliots Hill. The few inches of powder snow coating the ground perhaps concealing some of the changes to the terrain caused by the windfarm - though signs encourage staying on the tracks as there is an environmental management plan in place. The track drops down through a couple of gates, leaving Elliots Hill windfarm and reaching the five newer turbines at Wolf Bog on the way up to Colin. These were turning at a more liesurely pace and thier curved blades looked like giant starfish against the cold blue sky. Turn off the track for the short climb to the top of Colin. Extensive views reach to the Sperrins in the west, the higher Antrim hills to the north, and the Belfast Hills and Lough Neagh to the east and south. Return is by the same route.

A short walk of just over one hour and about 5km, made more interesting by the covering of snow i think, but still plenty to hold the attention - perhaps a good one with the kids in the summer in terms of education. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/898/comment/3572/
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Access to Big Collin is very straight forward, as .. by three5four0   (Show all for Big Collin)
Wolf Ghosts and Wind .. by volsung   (Show all for Big Collin)
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