Whitelee access restrictions

Find out what areas of the windfarm are off limits to help you plan your trip safely.

As Whitelee is a working windfarm and commercial forest, there will be times when temporary restrictions are needed for public safety. Where possible, alternate routes will be provided and signposted for visitors.

Current restrictions

Ongoing essential turbine maintenance - Lochgoin Area

ScottishPower Renewables will be undertaking some essential turbine maintenance works in the Lochgoin area over the coming weeks (March 2021 to May 2021). It is envisaged that there will be no requirement for access restrictions on the windfarm tracks, however this situation could change, so please be prepared to change your intended route and follow any diversions put in place for your own safety. We'll update this section if we're advised of any changes.

Forestry Operations in Ardochrig area

There will be ongoing forestry felling work with forwarders operating in the Ardochrig area, and there will also be increased timber haulage in surrounding areas affecting the following routes between the specified dates. 

15 June 2020 to 31 October 2020

Borrow Road between turbine 119 and junction with Spine Road, west of turbine 135.

1 November 2020 to 31 January 2021

Spine Road from junction at Ardochrig substation, past turbines 140, 125, 118, and 113.

1 February 2021 to 31 March 2021

Cleughearn Road from junction at Ardochrig substation, past turbines 133 and 132, and along Spine Road to turbine 125, and the track passing turbines 118 and 113.

Please note that dates are approximate. Please follow local diversions and access advice.

HGV operations at Quarry near High Alderstocks

There will be ongoing extraction operations at the quarry located near High Alderstocks, resulting in increased HGV activity along many of the surrounding tracks.  Please follow local diversions and access advice where appropriate.

Turbines 1, 5 and 7

Visitors to this area are asked not to park vehicles in the area, or any of the lay-bys along the road to Lochgoin Farm as they're not within the windfarm and are on private land.

Vehicle access to this area isn't included in normal access rights and due to recent incidents the landowner has had to withdraw permission to park here. Visitors can still visit the area on foot or by bike.

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, 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 keep dogs on a short lead and avoid allowing them to disturb the cattle. Further to this, if exercising, be considerate of the livestock and avoid them if possible, slow down, do not 'spook' them or cause them to scatter as this could potentially harm the cattle.

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

Carrot

There's an issue with parking at the Carrot entrance. The lay by is largely out of use and there's little or no alternative parking.

Last modified on 16 April 2021

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