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Wicklow Area   SE: Wicklow South East Subarea
Place count in area: 115, OSI/LPS Maps: 28B, 55, 56, 61, 62, AWW, EW-DM, EW-LG, EW-WE, EW-WS 
Highest place:
Lugnaquilla, 924.7m
Maximum height for area: 924.7 metres,     Maximum prominence for area: 905 metres,

Places in area Wicklow:
Cen: Glendalough North:   Brockagh Mountain 556.9mBrockagh Mountain NW Top 549.5mBrockagh Mountain SE Top 471.7mCamaderry East Top 677.3mCamaderry Mountain 698.6mConavalla 734mTomaneena 682.4m
Cen: Glendalough South:   Carriglineen Mountain 456.6mCullentragh Mountain 510mDerrybawn Mountain 476.1mKirikee Mountain 474.5mLugduff 653.2mLugduff SE Top 638mMullacor 660.7mTrooperstown Hill 430m
N Cen: Tonelagee:   Carrignagunneen 561mFair Mountain 571.2mStoney Top 713.7mTonelagee 815.8mTonelagee E Top 668mTonelagee South-East Top 545.8m
NE: Bray & Kilmacanogue:   Bray Head Hill 238.9mCarrigoona Commons East 242mDowns Hill 372.9mGreat Sugar Loaf 501.2mLittle Sugar Loaf 342.4m
NE: Djouce:   Djouce 725.5mKnockree 342.1mMaulin 570mTonduff 642mTonduff East Top 593mWar Hill 684.8mWhite Hill 631.1m
NE: Fancy:   Ballinafunshoge 480mKanturk 527.4mKnocknacloghoge 532.4mLuggala 593.3mRobber's Pass Hill 508.9mScarr 640mScarr North-West Top 559.8mSleamaine 430m
NE: Vartry:   Ballinacorbeg 336mBallycurry 301mDunranhill 342mMount Kennedy 365.9m
NW: Blessington:   Carrigleitrim 408mLugnagun 446.2mSlieveroe 332mSorrel Hill 599.5m
NW: Mullaghcleevaun:   Black Hill 602.2mCarrigshouk 572.5mCarrigvore 682.4mDuff Hill 720.8mGravale 719mMoanbane 703mMullaghcleevaun 846.7mMullaghcleevaun East Top 796mSilsean 698m
S: Aughrim Hills:   Cushbawn 400mKilleagh 249mMoneyteige North 427mPreban Hill 389m
S: Croaghanmoira:   Ballinacor Mountain 529.3mBallycurragh Hill 536mBallyteige 447mCarrickashane Mountain 508mCroaghanmoira 662.3mCroaghanmoira North Top 579.5mFananierin 426mSlieve Maan 547.8mSlieve Maan North Top 546.1m
S: Croghan Kinsella:   Annagh Hill 454mCroghan Kinsella 606mCroghan Kinsella East Top 562.1mSlievefoore 414m
S: Shillelagh Hills:   Lakeen 357mMonaughrim 206mSeskin 344mStookeen 420m
S: Tinahely Hills:   Ballycumber Hill 429.7mEagle Hill 296mMuskeagh Hill 398.2m
SE: Wicklow South East:   Ballinastraw 284mBallyguile Hill 188mBarranisky 280mCarrick Mountain 381mCollon Hill 238mKilnamanagh Hill 217mWestaston Hill 270m
W: Baltinglass:   Ballyhook Hill 288mBaltinglass Hill 382mCarrig Mountain 571mCarrigeen Hill 298mCloghnagaune 385mCorballis Hill 258mKeadeen Mountain 653mSpinans Hill 409mSpinans Hill SE Top 400mTinoran Hill 312m
W: Cen Lugnaquilla:   Ballineddan Mountain 652.3mBenleagh 689mCamenabologue 758mCamenabologue SE Top 663mCloghernagh 800mCorrigasleggaun 794.6mLugnaquilla 924.7mSlievemaan 759.7m
W: Donard:   Brewel Hill 222mChurch Mountain 544mCorriebracks 531mLobawn 636mSlievecorragh 418mSugarloaf 552mTable Mountain 701.7mTable Mountain West Top 563m

Note: this list of places includes island features such as summits, but not islands as such.
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Collon Hill Hill , also Old Man an extra EastWest name in English Wicklow County in Leinster Province, in Binnion List, Basalt and gabbro Bedrock

Height: 238m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 62 Grid Reference: T30302 86743
Place visited by 62 members. Recently by: childminder05, nupat, NualaB, hibby, Colin Murphy, mickhanney, jimhoare, Beti13, srr45, loftyobrien, Bissboy, rgctobin, abcd, briankelly, mountainmike
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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 1315th highest place in Ireland. Collon Hill is the second most easterly summit in the Wicklow area.

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Follow this place's comments Picture about mountain Collon Hill  in area Wicklow, Ireland
Picture: Typical Wicklow hill
Easy ascent using forest tracks
Short Summary created by wicklore  29 Apr 2011
Collon Hill is situated several kms south of Wicklow Town, with good views along the coast south to Arklow, and inland to the wider Wicklow Mountains. It offers a ramble of about 90 minutes return, and you may find yourself sharing the forest tracks with horse riders or scramblers.

Start at a Coillte forestry entrance at T302 878 starA which has room for a few cars. By following the forest tracks, which are generally accurate as depicted by the OSI map, you can reach the highest track that rings the summit. Aim for T30149 86836 starB, where a track heads into the forest. Follow it uphill through the forest as far as T30292 86830 starC (about 150 metres), and then turn right again to follow a faint path to the summit. Linkback: Picture about mountain Collon Hill  in area Wicklow, Ireland
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 starA, 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 starD. 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! Linkback:
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Picture: The view west from the summit.
csd on Collon Hill, 2009
by csd  26 Jul 2009
I was determined to find a less painful way to the top than the one taken by the unfortunate wicklore, so I started south of the summit on the public road south of the area marked as Castletimon. Unfortunately, the promising-looking tracks on Sheet 62 all looked like private driveways to me, so I swung east and north to park at the same spot noted in wicklore's entry. I followed the same tracks as far as the T junction on the steep uphill track, but here I turned left instead of right. You can follow this track south; it then turns west and north in a loop around the summit, which appears tantalisingly close yet so far away due to the thick gorse. However, if you perservere on the track until point T30149 86836 starB, which is just after the track starts heading downhill again on the western side of the summit, you'll see a path through the forest on your right. Take this path uphill through the forest as far as T30292 86830 starC (about 150 metres), and then turn right again to follow the very faint traces of what must have once been the access path to the summit. There's still some pushing through tall ferns and the odd bit of gorse, but it's nowhere near as bad as the ordeal described by wicklore. It brings you to the summit from the north, which appears to be the only approach not completely ringed by gorse. I've uploaded my track to if anyone wants to load it into their GPS to follow and save themselves most of the gorse injuries! Linkback:
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Picture: Collon Hill.
simon3 on Collon Hill, 2009
by simon3  14 Nov 2009
Having read csd and wicklores hard-won experience, I hereby present yet a third way of reaching the top! Seeing a little further from the shoulders of giants etc.
Start at the forest entrance the others mention at T3016587799 starE. Follow the tracks which are fairly accurately marked on the 1:50k to T30809 87060 starF, up the rising path to T30705 86867 starG, the "T junction". Turn right and proceed to T3056186974 starH on tracks. Turn left and SW along tracks of variable but quite feasible quality until you reach the same attack point as csd mentions at T30298 86835 starI. There's a faint not great path of around 100m in length to the summit which you definitely need long trousers for because of the furze. The benefit of this route overall is that it is shorter than csd's and mostly easy walking.

The picture shows the summit cairn and trig pillar. There's a view of that well-known-to-Dubliners-beach Brittas Bay.

Note. On one occasion when I visited this summit via the forest entrance mentioned there was a sign saying that there was Coillte (the forest land managers) approved shooting in progress. Be aware if you visit this area through some other access point that there may not be a sign where you enter. Be aware that if you start early in the day shooters may come along later while you are still on the hill. Know that the hunting season is from Sept to end Feb. Consider wearing an orange bib. Linkback:
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Get there while you can
by moggy40  28 Apr 2011
Just back from climbing this hill. Was expecting fun crawling through the furze as mentioned above but to my surprise a track to the summit now exists! Follow the route as described by Wicklore, there now a defined track across the summit, (thanks to our scrambling friends. As you follow this track, watch out for one your left, the fallen pine tree with a lone pine tree close by. The track to the summit at this point. somebody has cut a track through the furze to the summit. To return to the parking spot return to the pine tree and continue along the track. This brings you to the southern side of the mountain and follow the forest roads from there. About 90 minutes all in. Linkback:
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Picture: Sunset on the Summit
East Coast Outpost
by Geansai  29 Mar 2012
From the coillte sign parking area on the road to the north of Collon Hill, I headed up the track, it soon switchbacks to the right and keep straight on the track you're on when you come to a left turn junction. Ten or fifteen minutes further on, again ignore another proper track going left uphill as you skirt round the southwest side of the hill and ignore the first grassy track heading left uphill, stay on the main track. Shortly after passing the grassy track if you look up to your left you'll see crags high up but this is not the summit area. Make sure you're well past this, then you come to another grassy track left turn heading north east. Get on that one and after gaining a good deal of height there is a faint track heading right to the obvious higher ground and the summit. Bit of gorse on it but not too bad. Its about 30 to 35 minutes from the start to where you turn off the main track and another 10 should get you to the top. Linkback:
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