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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)
 
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)
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Big Collin in area Antrim Hills, Ireland
Picture: Slemish from Wolf Bog
 
Wolf Ghosts and Wind
by volsung  21 Nov 2011
'I'm planning to go up Big Collin tomorrow, anyone fancy coming with me?' - cue raucous laughter and ribald comments from friends. I ended up going on my own. The start is quite easy to find. Its the entrance to the Wolf Bog Wind Farm on the Collin Road (B94). You can park by the gates and follow the site track. Eventually I got bored and headed straight up towards the collapsed cairn at the top. Views of Slemish and the Belfast Hills with Tildarg dam just below. The tempation to visit the huge wind turbines proved irresistable. There are 15 of these monsters. They make a swooshing sound like blood pumping round a body. You can follow the path back from the turbines to the start or just retrace your steps back over the cairn. There must have been a sizeable wolf population around the area at one time. It's said the last wolf in Ireland was killed in nearby Glenwherry (although its not the only place to claim this dubious honour). Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/898/comment/6633/
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