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Wicklow Area , SE: Wicklow South East Subarea
Feature count in area: 115, by county: Wicklow: 108, Kildare: 4, Wexford: 2, Carlow: 3, of which 1 is in both Wexford and Wicklow, of which 1 is in both Carlow and Wicklow, OSI/LPS Maps: 28B, 55, 56, 61, 62, AWW, EW-DM, EW-LG, EW-WE, EW-WS
Highest Place: Lugnaquilla 924.7m

Starting Places (203) in area Wicklow:
1916 Memorial Car Park, Aghavannagh Ow Bridge, Aghowle Wood, Altidore Wood Entrance, Annacurra National School, Annalecka Bridge, Asbawn Brook L8350, Aughrim National School, Ballard Road, Ballinabarny Gap, Ballinagappoge Bridge Layby, Ballinagappoge Mountain Hairpin, Ballinagore, Ballinahinch Wood, Ballinastoe MBT CP, Ballinastraw South, Ballineddan Upr Fork, Ballinfoyle Upr Cross, Ballycoog, Ballycreen Brook Bridge, Ballycumber, Ballycumber Bridge, Ballycumber Lane, Ballycumber Wicklow Way, Ballylerane, Ballylow Bridge, Ballylusk Quarry, Ballymanus Lane, Ballymoyle Shooting Lodge, Ballynultagh Gap, Ballynultagh Lane, Ballyreagh Wood, Ballyross Forest, Ballysmuttan Long Stone, Baravore, Barnbawn South, Barranisky North, Barranisky West, Bohilla Land Roundabout, Bohilla Lane Mid, Boranaraltry Bridge, Bray Harbour, Brittas Bay North CP, Buckroney Sand Dunes CP, Bus Terminus, Camera Hill Track Cross, Castletimon Wood North, Clara Vale, Clone House Road, Clonegal, Cloon Wood Cp, Coate Bridge, Coolballintaggart Ledge, Coolbawn House Lane, Cransillagh Brook , Crone Wood CP, Crossbridge, Crossoona Rath, Cummer Wood South, Curtlestown Wood CP, Deputy's Pass CP, Derralossary Church, Derry River Bridge, Devil's Glen CP, Devil's Glen Wood, Djouce Wood Calary, Djouce Wood Lake, Djouce Wood Long Hill, Donard, Donnelly's Lane Car Sales, Drumgoff Forest, Dunranhill North, Dunranhill SE, Dunranhill South, Dwyer McAllister Cottage CP, Enniskerry, Fentons Pub, Fitzsimons Park GAA, unuseableFlemings Footbridge Glen Rd, Gap Pub, Gap Road, Glen Beach CP, Glen of the Downs CP, Glenbride Lane, Glenbride Lodge, Glencree Reconciliation, Glendalough, Glenealy GAA, Glenmacnass Tonelagee CP, Glenmalure Hostel, Glenmalure Lodge, Glenmalure Waterfall, Glenview Hotel, Gowle House, Great Sugar Loaf CP, Grove Bar, Heffernans Well Wood, Hollywood Glen, JB Malone CP, Johnnie Fox Pub, Keadeen NE trail, Keadeen Trailhead, Kevins Way Footbridge, Kilbride Army Camp Entrance, Kilcandra South, Kilcommon View, Killalongford Wood, Kilmacrea Cross Roads, Kilranelagh House Gate, Kilruddery Car Park, Kilruddery Cottages, Kings River, Kippure Bridge, Kippure Estate, Kippure Transmitter Gate, Knickeen Cross, Knocknaboley Lane Leeraghs Bog, Knocknaboley Lane Stone Cottage, Knockrath Little, Knockree west, Kyle Loop North, Lackan Wood S, Lake Dr Fraughan Brook, Lake Drive, Lake Park Cross, Lake View Pub, Laragh Free Car Park, Laragh NSch, Lead Mines CP, Liffey Bridge, Liffey Head Bridge, Lough Bray Lower, Lough Bray Upper, Lough Tay North Viewing Point, Lough Tay Wicklow Way CP, Luglass Lane L97561, Lugnagun Track, Macreddin Village, Mangans Lane, Military Road Carrigshouk Hill, Military Road Inchavore River Nth, Military Road Inchavore River Sth, Military Road NW Lough Tay, Military Road Ballyboy Bridge, Military Road Cloghoge Brook, Military Road Croaghanmoira, Military Road Fananierin, Military Road LaraghWicklow Way, Military Road Slieve Maan, Monspolien Bridge, Moortown House, Mountain Rescue HQ, Muskeagh Little Wood, Nahanagan Lough NE, Novara Avenue, Bray, Oiltiagh Brook Knickeen, Old Bridge Cross, Old Bridge Scouts , Old Wicklow Way entrance, Paddock Hill SE, Pier Gates CP, Powerscourt Waterfall CP, Putland Road, Quintagh East, Raheen Park CP, Raheenleagh East, Railway Walk CP, Rathdrum Railway Station, Rednagh Wood, Rocky Valley, Roundwood, Sally Gap, Sally Gap N, Seefin Trailhead, Seskin SE, Shankill Tributary Bridge, Shay Elliott, Sheepshanks Bridge, Shillelagh, Slievecorragh Track, Slievefoore South, Sraghoe Brook, St John's Church, St Kevins Chair, St Kevins Church, St Kevins Way R756, Stone Circle Bridge, Stookeen South, Stranahely Wood, Stranakelly Cross Roads, Tallyho, Templeboden, Tithewer, Tomcoyle L, Tomriland Wood, Toor Brook, Trooperstown Hill Access, Turlough Hill CP, Upper Lake CP, Vallymount GAA CP, Vartry Reservoir Upper, Zellers Pub

Summits & other features in area Wicklow:
Cen: Glendalough North: Brockagh Mountain 556.9m, Brockagh Mountain NW Top 549.5m, Brockagh Mountain SE Top 471.7m, Camaderry East Top 677.3m, Camaderry Mountain 698.6m, Conavalla 734m, Tomaneena 682.4m
Cen: Glendalough South: Carriglineen Mountain 456.6m, Cullentragh Mountain 510m, Derrybawn Mountain 476.1m, Kirikee Mountain 474.5m, Lugduff 653.2m, Lugduff SE Top 638m, Mullacor 660.7m, Trooperstown Hill 430m
N Cen: Tonelagee: Carrignagunneen 561m, Fair Mountain 571.2m, Stoney Top 713.7m, Tonelagee 815.8m, Tonelagee E Top 668m, Tonelagee South-East Top 545.8m
NE: Bray & Kilmacanogue: Bray Head Hill 238.9m, Carrigoona Commons East 242m, Downs Hill 372.9m, Great Sugar Loaf 501.2m, Little Sugar Loaf 342.4m
NE: Djouce: Djouce 725.5m, Knockree 342.1m, Maulin 570m, Tonduff 642m, Tonduff East Top 593m, War Hill 684.8m, White Hill 631.1m
NE: Fancy: Ballinafunshoge 480m, Kanturk 527.4m, Knocknacloghoge 532.4m, Luggala 593.3m, Robber's Pass Hill 508.9m, Scarr 640m, Scarr North-West Top 559.8m, Sleamaine 430m
NE: Vartry: Ballinacorbeg 336m, Ballycurry 301m, Dunranhill 342m, Mount Kennedy 365.9m
NW: Blessington: Carrigleitrim 408m, Lugnagun 446.2m, Slieveroe 332m, Sorrel Hill 599.5m
NW: Mullaghcleevaun: Black Hill 602.2m, Carrigshouk 572.5m, Carrigvore 682.4m, Duff Hill 720.8m, Gravale 719m, Moanbane 703m, Mullaghcleevaun 846.7m, Mullaghcleevaun East Top 796m, Silsean 698m
S: Aughrim Hills: Cushbawn 400m, Killeagh 249m, Moneyteige North 427m, Preban Hill 389m
S: Croaghanmoira: Ballinacor Mountain 529.3m, Ballycurragh Hill 536m, Ballyteige 447m, Carrickashane Mountain 508m, Croaghanmoira 662.3m, Croaghanmoira North Top 579.5m, Fananierin 426m, Slieve Maan 547.8m, Slieve Maan North Top 546.1m
S: Croghan Kinsella: Annagh Hill 454m, Croghan Kinsella 606m, Croghan Kinsella East Top 562.1m, Slievefoore 414m
S: Shillelagh Hills: Lakeen 357m, Monaughrim 206m, Seskin 344m, Stookeen 420m
S: Tinahely Hills: Ballycumber Hill 429.7m, Eagle Hill 296m, Muskeagh Hill 398.2m
SE: Wicklow South East: Ballinastraw 284m, Ballyguile Hill 188m, Barranisky 280m, Carrick Mountain 381m, Collon Hill 238m, Kilnamanagh Hill 217m, Westaston Hill 270m
W: Baltinglass: Ballyhook Hill 288m, Baltinglass Hill 382m, Carrig Mountain 571m, Carrigeen Hill 298m, Cloghnagaune 385m, Corballis Hill 258m, Keadeen Mountain 653m, Spinans Hill 409m, Spinans Hill SE Top 400m, Tinoran Hill 312m
W: Cen Lugnaquilla: Ballineddan Mountain 652.3m, Benleagh 689m, Camenabologue 758m, Camenabologue SE Top 663m, Cloghernagh 800m, Corrigasleggaun 794.6m, Lugnaquilla 924.7m, Slievemaan 759.7m
W: Donard: Brewel Hill 222m, Church Mountain 544m, Corriebracks 531m, Lobawn 636m, Slievecorragh 418m, Sugarloaf 552m, Table Mountain 701.7m, Table Mountain West Top 563m

Note: this list of places may include island features such as summits, but not islands as such.
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Collon Hill, 238m Hill
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, Old Man, Wicklow County in Leinster province, in Binnion Lists, Collon Hill is the 1315th highest place in Ireland. Collon Hill is the second most easterly summit in the Wicklow area.
Grid Reference T30302 86743, OS 1:50k mapsheet 62
Place visited by: 58 members, recently by: Colin Murphy, mickhanney, jimhoare, Beti13, srr45, loftyobrien, Bissboy, rgctobin, abcd, briankelly, mountainmike, conormcbandon, jgfitz, melohara, billbaggins
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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,   Short or GPS IDs, 6 char: Cln238, 10 char: Colon Hil
Bedrock type: Basalt and gabbro, (Dolerite)
Notes on name: 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.
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Summary for Collon Hill : Easy ascent using forest tracks
Summary created by wicklore 2011-04-29 23:56:27
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Picture: Typical Wicklow hill
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 CstTim (T302 878) 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 A (T30149 86836), where a track heads into the forest. Follow it uphill through the forest as far as B (T30292 86830) (about 150 metres), and then turn right again to follow a faint path to the summit.
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Picture: View south from summit of Collon Hill. The stick in the Trig Pillar was there already
wicklore on Collon Hill
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 CstTim (T302 878), 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 C (T308 871). 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: mountainviews.ie/summit/1011/comment/3327/
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Picture: The view west from the summit.
csd on Collon Hill
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 A (T30149 86836), 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 B (T30292 86830) (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 http://homepage.eircom.net/~csdalton/collon.gpx if anyone wants to load it into their GPS to follow and save themselves most of the gorse injuries! Linkback: mountainviews.ie/summit/1011/comment/3965/
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simon3 on Collon Hill
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 CstTim (T30165 87799). Follow the tracks which are fairly accurately marked on the 1:50k to D (T30809 87060), up the rising path to E (T30705 86867), the "T junction". Turn right and proceed to F (T30561 86974) 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 G (T30298 86835). 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: mountainviews.ie/summit/1011/comment/4267/
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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: mountainviews.ie/summit/1011/comment/6321/
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Picture: Sunset on the Summit
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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: mountainviews.ie/summit/1011/comment/6738/
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