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Antrim Hills Area
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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
Place visited by 39 members. Recently by: m0jla, Wilderness, Cloughbeg, Ulsterpooka, jimmyread, trostanite, daftgrandad, Garmin, JKelly, chalky, megantaggart, gregwalker, neelix_tdog, sub3000, Cweed101
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Longitude: -6.084195, Latitude: 54.802432 , Easting: 323248, Northing: 396638 Prominence: 148m,  Isolation: 6.4km
ITM: 723172 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 951st highest place in Ireland.

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Bigger than it looks .. by group   (Show all for Big Collin)
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Big Collin in area Antrim Hills, Ireland
Picture: Looking east from Big Collin to Agnew's Hill
 
slemish on Big Collin, 2009
by slemish  26 Nov 2009
Climbed Big Collin for the third time this afternoon. The hill is now much more accessible thanks to the recent enlargement of the wind farm. I parked at the site entrance on the B94 between Ballyclare and Broughshane (239971 A). From there it's a half-mile walk on the gravel track round to the western side and the wind farm itself. The turbines are really quite enormous when you get up close to them and the blades make a delightful 'swooshing' sound as they turn. Head for the turbine which is highest up the slope. From here it's an easy climb to the summit cairn at 353m. Magnificent views to Slemish and the higher Antrim hills, the Belfast hills and the Sperrins. To complete the walk I descended by the much steeper eastern slope back to the site entrance. A very easy but enjoyable trip - you can be up and down in 40 minutes. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/898/comment/3691/
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Colin is one of the foothills rising from the Lou .. by gerrym   (Show all for Big Collin)
 
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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