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Ochils - Burnfoot Wind Farm

Ochils - Burnfoot Wind Farm


Postby ikt68 » Thu Jul 15, 2010 9:02 pm

Date walked: 15/07/2010

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Not a walk report proper, but being bored on Thursday night decided to go and have a look see at the construction activity north of Alva where the existing track is being widened and flattened, and the power cable is being laid that will connect the windfarm to the national grid at the substation near Fishcross.

Kind of a grim read :

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Re: Ochils - Burnfoot Wind Farm

Postby fedupofuserids » Thu Jul 15, 2010 9:20 pm

Never been there, but looks like another fine hill ruined and that's before they stick the turbines up.
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Re: Ochils - Burnfoot Wind Farm

Postby monty » Thu Jul 15, 2010 10:20 pm

:x :x :x :x :x
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Re: Ochils - Burnfoot Wind Farm

Postby fedupofuserids » Thu Jul 15, 2010 11:21 pm

How come you never see this ?

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Re: Ochils - Burnfoot Wind Farm

Postby LeithySuburbs » Thu Jul 15, 2010 11:27 pm

Just appalling and sad :( . Although there are already windfarms in other parts of the Ochils, I used to enjoy the view west from Ben Cleuch across the rolling high land to the Trossachs as it was still free of them. I am not sure whether I shall return here now :(
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Re: Ochils - Burnfoot Wind Farm

Postby AlisonFox66 » Tue Jul 20, 2010 2:45 pm

its my local hill too, I was there on Sunday , obviously nobody was working on it
so didn't realise how bad it had got
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Re: Ochils - Burnfoot Wind Farm

Postby magicdin » Tue Jul 20, 2010 2:47 pm

fedupofuserids wrote:How come you never see this ?

westminster.jpg


Excuse the clumsy photo editing.



plenty of wind (and hot air) there of course :evil:
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Re: Ochils - Burnfoot Wind Farm

Postby hills » Wed Jul 21, 2010 3:53 pm

Just horrid isnt it, the view of the Ochil line from the flat lands is a mighty fine one, now you can clearly see this scar.

And I believe a further 3 windfarms are in planning for the Ochils, one wonders where it will all end.. :(
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Re: Ochils - Burnfoot Wind Farm

Postby GentianBlue » Mon Aug 09, 2010 5:22 pm

The building of windfarms may not be that pretty but hopefully when it is completed the scar will fade. The view that we see has already been dramatically altered by man. Turbines have a certain elegance and are not as instrusive as the roads we all drive up to get to the hills, nor the deforestation that we have caused.

Climate change is going to have a dramatic impact on the wider environment and we need to accept that we need to make a contribution to trying to lessen the severity by embracing renewable energy technology.
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