Whitelee Windfarm
Whitelee Windfarm
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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reviewerofthings
Plymouth, UK8 contributions
Jun 2022 • Family
We were staying in Glasgow and it took around 25 mins to get to Whitelee, we took 3 kids (2,5,8) and walked from the visitor centre to a couple of turbines and back. It was interesting and was really quiet with great views. There are some interactive learning exhibitions in the visitor center and a small cafe. Good for a morning out to get some fresh air with the kids.
Written June 6, 2022
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1206irene
Troon, UK196 contributions
Aug 2021
Really not sure what to expect- just going a trip out with friends. We had a quick walk-would love to do more as there were plenty of paths to take and the place was full of people walking dogs and folk on bikes.
The cafe was very good-soup lovely and excellent friendly service. Lovely views. Unfortunately the exhibition was closed..so we may return in the future.
Written August 18, 2021
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melvyngilbert
Newcastle upon Tyne, UK340 contributions
Nov 2019
Only ten miles and twenty minutes in the car gets you to the Whitelee Windfarm Visitor Centre. It is therefore no surprise that on a clear day the UK's largest on land windfarm can be seen from the centre of Glasgow (by the Mitchel Library). The visitors centre has free parking, toilets, a cafe and a small exhibition area. It is advisable to pick up a map from here. Although the area is well signposted the map includes each individual turbine which are clearly numbered both on the map as well as the turbine itself making it almost impossible to get lost. There are two signposted walks. One is labelled the "daily mile", which I guess changes from time to time and the walk I took is marked as the 'Lochgoin circuit". This is a eight mile walk which took me about two and a half hours to complete. The windfarm is on Eaglesham moor which is situated at 300 metres elevation. It is a bleak place with no shelter and usually noticeably colder than the nearby city. The walk takes you past quite a few of the turbines which are enormous when you get up close to them. It is impossible to resist standing still by them and bending your neck backwards to watch the blades spinning up high. The noise they make is eerily fascinating and the shadows of the blades that go shooting past your feet on the ground are quite hypnotic. After about a mile I found that I was walking alone with no other people in site. I passed the Loch and a spruce plantation but mostly my view was of sparse moorland with over a hundred whizzing turbines in my view at any given time (there are 215 turbines here in total). I was lucky to get back to the visitor centre before it closed at 5pm to get a coffee as my reward for a long walk and then I used the virtual reality headset to experience being out on the windfarm all over again.
Written December 4, 2019
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Busby_traveller
Busby. Scotland86 contributions
Aug 2022
Visited Whitelee Windfarm Visitor Centre today with grandchildren.
They enjoyed the interactive items in the exhibition area, although two were not working. One unit required an engineer to reboot the software, which took about 20 minutes and even then, was clunky in the way it operated, i.e. Pressed buttons and no response.
We then took a map and headed out for the short walk. All walks down to the main turbine area involve walking firstly on a very rough roadway. Been a long time since it was last levelled and you have to walk the entire area on the bottoming rocks which protrude along the entire distance. Certainly not child friendly for very young children and probably extremely difficult if not impossible for anyone in a wheelchair or with a childs buggy. Really needs at least a tarmac pathway from the start down to the first turbine. The worst part though was the climb back up again. Not easy due to this bad surface and the incline. I doubt that anyone in a wheelchair could make it back up.
Got back just after 4.30 and headed to the cafe where we told that it had closed at 4.30
How to welcome tourists – a visitor centre that closes its cafe at 4.30 !! exactly at the time when a lot of people who have done either of the walks would be returning.
We had a seat at one of the rickety picnic style tables on the viewing platform. The initial one we chose, had uncleared dishes piled on it, and the one we did sit at had a broken seat panel. None of them had seen a coat of paint for some considerable time. The floor of the viewing platform was disgusting. Covered in cigarette ends, crisps and other food remnants. Doesn’t look like the centre own a brush.
The interactive area is ok, the site of all these wind turbines is amazing, the cafe needs to rethink its opening times and cleaning of the public areas needs serious attention. .. and as we left at 5.15, the cafe had locked up and the uncollected dishes remained where the were.
Won’t be rushing back.
Written August 9, 2022
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Alan M
Giffnock, UK15 contributions
Aug 2021 • Couples
The food is good and the pricing is fair, but the service is glacial. With four people in front of me, and none of their orders were complicated, it took 20 minutes to get served. There were two staff on the counter. The girl is very pleasant but hopelessly inefficient. The bloke just seemed to pick up trays and bump into things and really seemed to have no purpose. They really do need to get someone in to show them how to run a cafe that doesn’t involve their customers dying of old age in the queue!
Written August 12, 2021
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Jennifer S
Coatbridge, UK110 contributions
Oct 2019 • Solo
Great for everyone here whether you just want to go check the turbines out or go on a 8 mile hike. They have a very informative visitors centre echo sill equip you with a walking map and give you information on the history of the turbines. There's a lovely cafe serving soup and sandwiches. I did the 8 mile loch walk and it was stunning, walking by many a turbine and the loch then through which felt like a Christmas tree farm. Lovely day out.
Written October 18, 2019
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Laura190615
Scotland, UK144 contributions
Jul 2017 • Family
Having never been before we thought we'd give here a try today with friends and their kids too.
Great summer activities available and free!! Kids had a blast. Easily spend a few hours and learn some fabulous facts. We'll definitely be back, give it a go.
Written July 6, 2017
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David R
Glasgow, UK460 contributions
Apr 2017
Walking in the middle of the windfarm is interesting for adults and kids alike. There are plenty of paths and a range of distances - get information from the visitor centre before setting out. If it tips down there is nowhere to hide so dress appropriately!
Written April 9, 2017
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ChristineB55Geelong
Geelong, Australia688 contributions
Jun 2019 • Couples
We stopped here on a one day tour. We’ve seen wind farms previously, but not in such large numbers in a concentrated area. You don’t need a long stop to visit.
It’s interesting, & the information centre & cafe are good to escape to warm up.
Written June 24, 2019
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June A
Glasgow, UK37 contributions
May 2019 • Business
A great place for exhibition , energy awareness and activity challenges . The visitor centre and cafe are great ,
Written May 28, 2019
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