Download maps of Whitelee to take onsite with you and find out what facilities are available at Whitelee.
We recommend that if you are planning on travelling any distance within the windfarm that you always take a copy of a suitable map with you - the Whitelee Access Project map is the most up to date and is available to download here. You will be particularly thankful of having this if the weather reduces visibility. Ideally you should laminate a copy of your map or use a waterproof map pouch so that you are able to use your map in wet weather conditions.
The following maps and route cards are available to download and print:
|Map Title||Description||Fitness Level|
|Whitelee Windfarm Site Map [4Mb]||Map of whole area indicating main routes across site||Various|
|Weavers Trail Right of Way (PDF 953kb) [962kb]||Walk: 26 km||Strenuous|
|Lochgoin Route-Walk [324kb]||Walk: 13km||Low|
|Craigendunton Reservoir Right of Way (PDF 1Mb) [1Mb]||Walk: 3 km||Moderate|
|Mtb Trails [932kb]||Cycle: Mountain Bike Trails||Moderate|
|Lochgoin Route - Cycle [326kb]||Cycle: 13km||Low|
|Lochgoin Beginner [675kb]||Orienteering: 2.4 km||Low|
|Lochgoin Intermediate [670kb]||Orienteering: 4.4 km||Moderate|
|Lochgoin Advanced [870kb]||Orienteering: 6.0 km||Moderate/Strenuous|
|Lochgoin Challenge [907kb]||Orienteering: 10 km||Strenuous|
Choosing a Route
When choosing a route it is important to take into consideration:
- the activity (e.g. walking, cycling, riding, wheelchair access)
- your fitness and ability
- the amount of time you have
- the length of the route
- weather conditions
- Access restrictions
Planning Your Trip
Please remember that this is Scotland and it is possible to experience all the seasons in one day. Parts of the site are very exposed and so it is important to take and wear clothing appropriate for the weather conditions as well as suitable footwear such as walking boots. We recommend that you always carry wet weather waterproofs with you if planning on travelling far in the windfarm, no matter how good the weather appears before you leave!
Winter Ice Throw
During the winter months please be aware that snow and ice can build up on the turbine blades in cold weather, particularly if the turbines haven't been turning.
Ice can then be thrown from the turbines once they restart, and a considerable distance, so please be careful if you are out on site in colder weather. Be observant and look for warning signs alerting you to ice throw. Also look for signs of snow / ice build-up on turbine blades and if you see this, keep a safe distance from the turbines - especially if you notice an upturn in their speed. (Snow or ice build-up will appear as a white line for example along the turbine blade.)
If cycling in the windfarm for any length we recommend as a minimum that you carry a puncture repair kit and / or a spare inner tube - as well as of course a bicycle pump. Please also ensure that your bicycle is well maintained and fit for purpose - mountain bike style bicycles are recommended due to the rugged terrain. Take a look at the Related Documents section for our help-sheet on bike maintenance for help preparing and maintaining your bike.