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Friday, August 22, 2008

Scout Moor Wind Farm


Scout Moor Wind Farm can be clearly seen from the higher parts of town.

It lies some 20 miles to the North on the moors beyond Rochdale towards Rawtenstall.

A gallery of photographs showing the construction of the farm can be found on the Geograph site.

10 comments:

Wayne said...

I've personally seen one good sized wind farm in Alberta. And I've seen a very large wind farm near Palm Springs in California.
Any time it is suggested that a wind farm be created here it seems to generate (yeah, a pun) a great deal of controversy. I think they're great and much more attractive looking than say, hydro transmission towers.

Lew said...

Not a place for Don Quixote, though! Nice Sky Watch!

Laurie said...

This is great!

RuneE said...

They must be very effective considering the amount of wind in the UK. I once saw some from the Isle of Walney. They appeared top be standing right out in the Irish Sea.

MEDITERRANEAN KIWI said...

very scenic indeed

AVCR8TEUR said...

We have something similar here close to San Francisco called Altamont Pass Wind Farm with 4900 wind turbines. It's always fun to see when I pass by that area.

Outhouse Capital of Canada said...

I have also seen the Palm Springs wind farms, there are very few in British Columbia, the first ones are coming on line in the north of the province.

babooshka said...

Is this the future? I applaud the use of windfarms, just we have to be care ful for our poor wildlife where they are stationed. I know aksing the impossible.

Gail's Man said...

Interesting photo for SWF. I become a bit of a wind farm at times!

Dick said...

Great view, they are everywhere I guess it is the future.

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