Visiting Allt Dearg & Srondoire Community Wind Farms
Visiting the Wind Farms - We provide free visitor car parking at Stronachullin Farm on the first Friday - Saturday - Sunday of every month. You are welcome to park your car here during daylight hours, the security gate will be locked overnight. Cars are parked entirely at the car owner's risk. Please be aware that the road is in constant use and please take care not to obstruct the roadways with your parked car.
Grab a PDF Site Map here.
The Walk - You are welcome to walk or cycle up the wind farm access track most days of the year. Please stay well clear of any works being carried out on site and be alert for vehicles on the tracks. The gradients are gentle at the bottom but the track does get steeper further up. There are no loops on the lower section of track - so the walk is up and down.
Stronachullin Farm to Robert’s Bridge – 1 ½ miles
Stronachullin Farm to T4 and view to the west – 3 ½ miles
Stronachullin Farm to T9 and view to the south – 4 ½ miles
The mobile phone signal coverage is patchy on the lower sections of track.
Ice falling from the turbines is a risk in cold weather - Please Be Alert to this DANGER.
CYCLISTS - PLEASE TAKE IT EASY - YOU ARE A VERY LONG WAY FROM HELP IF YOU HIT THE DIRT OR WORSE !
During the spring lambing and wild bird breeding season, please keep your dogs under close control and keep your distance around livestock and wildlife. Please keep to the main track and take your litter home. Shooting takes place during Autumn and Winter, at these times and when maintenance operations at the wind farm pose a risk to the public, the track may be closed to public access and the pedestrian gate chained shut. In the interests of safety, please respect this request not to use the track - we try to keep site closure to an absolute minimum.
Windy Bus Tour - We run a free monthly bus trip from Ardrishaig or Tarbert up to the site on designated Saturday mornings during the summer months. This allows people to get access to the turbine site and enjoy the views (hopefully - weather permitting) without needing to hike all the way to the top. The 2013, 2014, 205 and 2016 bus trips brought over 500 visitors to the wind farm in a range of weather conditions (some days it was sunny!). Bus Tours will leave Ardrishaig on Saturday the 8th April and 8th July, and leave Tarbert on 6th May and 2nd September. See Details.
Special visits - If you would like to arrange a special visit for educational or community purposes, please get in touch and we will help out if we can.
Getting There - The main site entrance to Allt Dearg and Sròndoire is at Stronachullin Farm, which is marked with a large black roadside sign with a stag and some turbines, and is about 4 miles drive south of Ardrishaig on the A83 heading to Tarbert. Post Code for you satellite navigation is PA30 8ET (this is not exact but is close enough). Driving time from the Erskine Bridge / Glasgow west is around 2 hours.
The Views - The views from the summit on a clear day are spectacular – you can see Islay, Jura, Mull, Morvern, Lochaber, Loch Fyne, Bute and down the Ayrshire coast.
View and identify the skyline as viewed from the Wind Farm's top cairn by visiting Peak Finder.
You'll find out that you can potentially see Ben Nevis on a clear day!