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Whitelee windfarm

Access restrictions

Check in here to see if any areas of the windfarm are off limits, to help you plan your trip safely.

Construction of Croilburn turbine

Whitelee is a working windfarm and commercial forest - for public safety there will therefore be times when temporary restrictions are required. Access restrictions will be in place for as short a period as possible and should only be in place for as long as there are active works being carried out. In some instances and where possible, alternate routes will be provided and signposted for visitors.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding access restrictions or access in general through the windfarm please contact the Whitelee Access Project Officer (Nick Prower), or the Whitelee Countryside Ranger Service using the contact details to the side of this page.

Details of current restrictions are given below.

The information on this page was last updated on: 5-8-19

Forestry Operations at Muir Hill - High Alderstocks & Affecting Spine Road

There will be ongoing forestry operations including felling taking place in the area above, near turbines 64, 65, 94, 95 and access restrictions will be in place. Please look for local diversions and follow access advice.

Lochgoin Mini Array (Turbines 1 - 5 & 7)

Visitors to this area are requested not to park vehicles in the area, or any of the lay-bys along the road to Lochgoin Farm as they are not within the windfarm and are on private land. Vehicle access to this area is not included in normal access rights and the due to some recent incidents the landowner has had to withdraw permission to park here. Visitors can still visit the area on foot, bicycle etc but should not bring vehicles.

Forestry Operations near T135 towards Ardochrig

Please note there is forestry felling work in this area with forwarders operating in the area and there will also be increased timber haulage for the foreseeable future.

Carrot Moor Farm/Myres Hill

Be aware that there are cattle in this area of the windfarm, southwest of the Myres Hill Test centre. We advise visitors to avoid the area if possible but if you are passing through this area, please avoid going near the livestock. If in the area and the cattle become aggressive, remove yourself from the area as quickly as possible.

If visiting this area please keep dogs on a short lead and avoid allowing them to disturb the cattle. Further to this, if walking, cycling, running etc, please be considerate of the livestock and avoid them if feasible, slow down, do not 'spook' them or cause them to scatter as this could potentially harm the cattle.

Please avoid going though the curtilage of the houses in this area and seek an alternate route that goes around the properties, not through them.

Carrot Area

Please note there is an issue with parking at the Carrot entrance. The lay-by is largely out of use and there is little or no alternative parking. If visiting this area please park so as not to impinge onto the road making access for residents difficult. We are looking into this issue and hope to find a solution.

Forestry Restrictions

Whitelee is a working forest and throughout the year there will be areas where felling is taking place. Foresters work by hand with chainsaws as well as using timber harvesting machines. Felling work is inherently dangerous and members of the public should not approach work areas or foresters at work. Please look for and follow safety and diversion signs to avoid  these areas.

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