Looking towards the southern part of the wind farm site, before it was built, from Crow Point, by Braunton Burrows, on the Taw Estuary, 2009.
The Fullabrook Down Wind Farm, North Devon, 2011-2012
This 66 MW wind farm is now built on the hills in the area between Barnstaple and Braunton in the south, and Ilfracombe in the north. It is visible from the Unesco Heritage site of Braunton Burrows, from the famous landmark cliffs of Baggy Point near Croyde, from the Tarka Trail in the Taw Estuary, and from another landmark hill known as Codden Hill to the south of Barnstaple. It is also visible from Bideford New Bridge, High Bickington, the South West Coast path in Bideford Bay, and even Dartmoor in the south of Devon.
and visits to the site
| Mar 20 -
23, northern part of site, showing photos and videos
March 24th southern part of site, showing photos and videos of construction
April 25th, from Heddon Cross to Burland Road and Middle Marwood, close up of first two turbines
May 13, up on site, showing photos and videos of turbines
Photographs and videos June 3, northern part of site and views towards south and sea.
June 8th, visit to site with Martin Hesp, Western Morning News Environmental Journalist
(Links to be added to pieces he wrote following this visit, here is a partial link)
June 11th, trip up to the site with Art Trek visitors, views from Burland Road and Beara
July 3rd, views from near Prixford, Patsford and Pippacott
(on our Facebook page)
July 3rd, walk up to Prixford, Patsford and Pippacott,
with photographs and links to YouTube videos
August 5th - first video recording of a turbine with
blades turning, and a walk from Milltown to Braunton
bridge November 2010 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c1epeRtyWu8
March 23rd, near site of turbine 10 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VVdBDx1ZjeA
March 23rd, traffic crossing Burland Lane http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOpQ0Bg7vRA
March 24 construction roads near Ash Down http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DXtIzr1Z9fs
May site of turbine 6 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xh34eGGhxz8
may 13 site of turbine 10 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fEvnfb3svas
June 5, near Beara Cross http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nz7U2TIWV44
|Blades and parts coming through Barnstaple and near Hore Down:|
coming through Barnstaple, April 6th
The construction continues and turbine parts arrive, April 14 - 18
Turbine blades being delivered, near Hore Down, June 3
|Views of the site from further afield:|
Codden Hill, 2009
From Codden Hill, April 20, 2011
From Codden Hill May 4 2011,
May 13, from Barnstaple 2011
May 13, from Bideford New Bridge
June 17, Ashford from Sticklepath Hill, Barnstaple
From Open Top Bus, in Barnstaple, June 27th 2011
From Codden Hill, June 28th 2011
July 23, views from Tarka trail between Instow and Barnstaple
- all turbines now up.
August 23rd - from Crow Point
September 15th - on our Facebook Page-
Photos taken at Baggy Point, including views of Atlantic Array location too.
Map showing turbine positions and general location
Location of windfarm (map) on Devon Wind Power's website
Turbine site plan on Devon Wind Power's website
Turbines sprouting across North Devon
especially in Torridge area
More to come here, but for now:
"Fullabrook Down application granted"
Tuesday (9th October 2007)
The link below includes a pdf of the Inspector's Report.
The inspector who gave consent for the Fullabrook Wind Farm also gave consent for the one at Deeping St. Nicholas.
Council goes to Judicial Review:
"North Devon Council announced its disappointment today at the High Court’s indication that it will not uphold the Council’s challenge against a decision to build 22 giant wind turbines in North Devon."
25th June 2008