The Wind and Solar Farm baggers thread.

There's also Royds Moor Wind-Farm, between Whitley Road & Spicer House Lane, just to the north of Penistone

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Royd_Moor_Wind_Farm

I can see it from the top-floor at work
If the Sun is right, & no cloud/mist/rain, I can even see if the blades are turning!!

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Wakefield Triathlon Cub have a circuit around there, I think they use it for time--trials (not a road-race)

It gets a bit bleak up there in winter!!
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classic33

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I've run around there (Ovenden Moor Fell-Race)
Plus, driven 'over the tops' many times
Heck it doesn't seem that many years since it was a gravel & pothole road!!

The red-route
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There always seems to be a lot of cars parked there, whenever I ride/drive past
I've only been to them once, simply out of curiosity with wife & daughter

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It still is a dirt track down Withens New Road from Withens Road. The latter had to be upgraded to allow access to replace the turbines. One-way system saw the road from the cattle grid onwards getting some work done to allow the low loaders out.

Edited to correct road names.
Withens New Road is the older road,
Withens Road is the newer road.
 
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It still is a dirt track down Withens Road from Withens New Road. The latter had to be upgraded to allow access to replace the turbines. One-way system saw the road from the cattle grid onwards getting some work done to allow the low loaders out.
I was thinking of the road, from Hunters Hill (MTB raced in the old quarry, back in early 90s) over to the Hebden Bridge Road

Cold Edge Road, looking at mapping
https://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/1422941
 
Can we open this out to include small-scale hydro?

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Murray's Cauld, Ettrick Water, Selkirk. Two archimedes screws each producing up to 110kW. Photo from November 2019.

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A 'cauld' is a weir in the local vernacular. What the info board fails to mention under 'interesting facts' is that the river is so powerful it washed away the first attempt at constructing the turbine house....
 
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