How to get to Whitelee
Directions and useful information for getting to Whitelee Windfarm.
How to Get Here
Whitelee Windfarm is situated on Eaglesham Moor and is approximately 20 minutes drive from Glasgow city centre, the largest population centre in Scotland. As Whitelee straddles the borders of East Renfrewshire, South Lanarkshire and East Ayrshire, it is also on the door step of some of the smaller outlying towns such as East Kilbride, Kilmarnock and Hamilton. This makes it a great place to visit for people within the local community as well as visitors from further afield. When coming to visit Whitelee, the best way to get here is to travel by car or private hire bus.
Take the M77 south, out of the city, following the signs for Kilmarnock and Ayr. Stay on this road for approximately 22 kilometres/14 miles after going over the Kingston Bridge.
Come off the motorway at Junction 6 (Galston), and where you will see a brown tourist information sign for the windfarm and at the bottom of the slip road, turn left. Follow this road for 400 meters / quarter of a mile and then take the first turning on the right. Continue along this road, which is the B764, Eaglesham Moor road, for 3 kilometres/2.5 miles, passing the main windfarm operational entrance, before coming to the entrance for the Whitelee Visitor Centre and car park on the right hand side.
From Kilmarnock, follow the A77 North to Junction 8 where it is possible to join the M77 North signposted Glasgow.
At junction 7, take the exit from the M77 and at the roundabout take the second exit and follow this road over two roundabouts, carrying straight on for 4 kilometres/2.5 miles. 500 meters after the second roundabout, which will take you under the motorway, take the first turning on the right. This is the B764, Eaglesham Moor road which should be followed for 3 kilometres/2.5 miles, passing the main windfarm operational entrance, before coming to the entrance for the visitor centre which will appear on the right hand side.
From East Kilbride
From East Kilbride take the A726 West for 4 kilometres/2.5 miles. At the Belle Craig roundabout, take the first exit and follow this road into Eaglesham village. At the crossroads beside the Eglinton arms hotel, take the right hand turn and follow the road up the hill. At the small roundabout, take the first exit which will lead onto the B764 Eaglesham Moor road and out the village. Follow this road for 5 kilometres/3 miles (approximately), and the entrance to the visitor centre is on the left hand side.
By Public Transport
If travelling by public transport please be aware that the village of Eaglesham is as close as you can get on public transport as unfortunately there is currently no bus service to the windfarm. You can get the 44 bus as far as Eaglesham and then a taxi is required for the journey between Eaglesham and Whitelee.
There will be a walking / cycling route constructed from the edge of Eaglesham village in the near future but until the path is finished visitors using public transport will require a taxi from Eaglesham or will need to walk or cycle to the windfarm along the B764. Please be aware that this is a fast, busy and potentially dangerous road and there is no pavement for pedestrians. It is advised a taxi is booked from Eaglesham if coming by public transport.