Along the Pentland Road, 25 May 2017

Wednesday, 12 June 2013

Saturday 8 June

Quite a warm day, and I decided to go on a long walk to the Pentland Road windfarm. This is located some 6 miles northeast of Stornoway, and can easily be accessed from the council dump near Bennadrove. It was quite warm in sheltered places, like the Castle Grounds. The road to the windfarm, not tarred but still well made, is exposed to the wind. About a mile or so beyond the dump, it rises over the hills to the windfarm at an altitude of 600 feet. The views are nice, but the wind machines completely deprecate the wilderness aspect of the area. I have explored these foothills of the Barvas Hills in 2005, but was deeply saddened upon viewing the violation wrought by the turbines.

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