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Scout Moor Wind Farm, Lancashire

Scout Moor Wind Farm sits in the South Pennines and is the largest on shore wind farm in England. The sheer size and scale of the turbines combine with picturesque moor land and reservoirs to create some truly stunning scenes.

Reference Code : SCT01

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  • Location - North West
  • Time Periods - Post 2000
  • Roads/Rail - Private Road
  • Scenic - Rural
  • Scenic - Wind Farm

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The turbines of Scout Moor

Description

Scout Moor is England's largest on shore wind farm and is home to 26 turbines. The  turbines cut imposing figures on the hillside, measuring 60 meters in height with the blades an additional 40 meters long,

Single lane dirt tracks link the turbines and provide access to some stunning views looking out over the moor side, down the valleys and across the reservoirs.

Location

Scout Moor is located in Lancashire between Edenfield, Rawtenstall and Rochdale on the Southern Pennines.

The A56 is located just over a mile away and joins the M66 which provides access to the regions motorway network.

Restrictions

  • The site suffers fro high winds
  • Moving turbines are an extremely dangerous hazard. A thorough risk assessment  must be produced before filming commences

Accessibility

The site is open to the general public and there are several footpaths across the site. Vehicles can access the site via a restricted road which is shared with Scout Moor Quarry.

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Site Information

Local amenities

Police
Haslingden Road Police Station (3.4 miles/5.5 km)
Hospital
Fairfield General Hospital (3.3 miles/5.3 km)
Fire
Ramsbottom Firse Service (1.9 miles/3.05 km)

Services

Electricity
No
Gas
No
Internet
No
Mains Water
No
Telephone
No

Utilities

On-site catering
No
On-site parking
No
On-site security
No

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