Information about outdoor access and activities at Whitelee, the history and wildlife on the site and how to get there.
Welcome to the website of the Whitelee Countryside Ranger Service
Whitelee provides a great opportunity to get out into the countryside and take in the fresh air while enjoying healthy outdoor pursuits. The windfarm is a short distance from Glasgow, Kilmarnock and East Kilbride and covers an area of approximately 30 square miles, roughly equivalent to Aberdeen. There is plenty of space for visitors to take a long walk through the windfarm turbines, cycle through the forest or watch birds on the moorland.
Whitelee has a countryside ranger service that is operated as a partnership between the 3 council areas the windfarm is located within. The countryside rangers promote responsible outdoor access and can provide help and advice to visitors so they make the most of their visit.
How to Get Here
Go to the 'How to Get To Whitelee' page for directions and maps to the windfarm. Whitelee has entrances from the 3 council areas the windfarm is found within providing easy access to visitors from the 3 constituencies. Find the entrance closest to you by using the 'Whitelee windfarm site map' in the Related Documents area.
Getting Around the Site
With over 90km of on-site tracks and trails there are paths for all ages and abilities. The rangers are here to give advice on the best places to
- horse ride
- find disabled access
Find up to date information on areas where public access has had to be restricted due to windfarm construction or forestry operations. Current windfarm extension work is due for completion in May 2012 when the public access restrictions will be removed
Whitelee has its own ranger service. Go to the ranger service page to meet the rangers and find out more about their work. View and sign up for our ranger led events and checkout the latest news.
Wildlife and Biodiversity
Take a look at what's been spotted at Whitelee - you might be surprised! Find out the best time to see different plants and animals at the site.
Why not help our Rangers by recording your sightings?
Schools, Colleges & Groups
The ranger service work across the 3 council areas of the windfarm, offering free activities, assistance and advice to schools delivering the 'Curriculum for Excellence' or working towards Eco-school accreditation as well as interest groups, colleges and universities.
We provide tailored activities linked to the 'Curriculum for Excellence' or learning outcomes. For more information on school bookings etc and for our free activity sheets, please go to the 'Schools, Colleges & Groups' pages.
About the Windfarm
Go to the Related pages to find information on geology, history and landscape, the development of the windfarm and its ecology.
Please also see the external websites box for links to our partner organisations.