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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 44 members. Recently by: MichaelG55, LorraineG60, eamonoc, Fergalh, eejaymm, m0jla, Wilderness, Cloughbeg, Ulsterpooka, jimmyread, trostanite, daftgrandad, Garmin, JKelly, chalky
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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 1049th highest place in Ireland.

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Big Collin in area Antrim Hills, Ireland
Picture: A hill best appreciated from the top
 
Bigger than it looks
Short Summary created by wicklore  14 Nov 2010
Big Collin isn’t that ‘big’ but it commands fine views of the surrounding land, including the curious bump of Slemish to the North. Because of a wind farm on Big Collin’s slopes, there are access tracks leading to near the summit. Starting at either 239971 A or 223958 B, you can follow the access tracks to the highest wind turbine with only a short haul over bog to the summit. If you want to avoid the access track another option is to simply head directly onto the slopes after the access gate at 23997. The ground is quite wet and heavy going, but it is only a 20 minute ramble. The summit appears to have a cairn that is both collapsed and completely overgrown by grass and heather. Although a low hill, Big Collin is exposed and attracts paragliders to its summit area to take advantage of the breeze. (as does the wind turbine power company!) The paragliders must be confident with so many turbines spinning nearby! Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/898/comment/5657/
 
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)
 
Wolf Ghosts and Wind .. by volsung   (Show all for Big Collin)
 
Permission required? .. by StephenMullin   (Show all for Big Collin)
 
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