"A walk  round Devon`s wind farm sites"

by Christine Lovelock, the walk took place in May 2006

 2008/9 update:  Another wind power station passed in the beautiful and previously unspoilt area between Torrington and Morwenstow, despite growing understanding of the fact that the government's renewables policies are an expensive mistake that will increase fuel poverty.

Torridge District Council approve Galsworthy Wind Farm.
Mid Devon District Council vote unanimously to oppose Bickham Moor

Latest threats:
Bickleton, near Yelland and Fremington, overlooking Taw Estuary, 3 x 130 m  (button not yet on map but site faces the Fullabrook one)
Mullacott near Ilfracombe   Brandis Corner near Holsworthy(4 x 125m)
 Chilla near Halwill Junction(15 x 400ft high)

The aim of this walk was to raise awareness of the threat facing Devon. Since then, the threat is becoming reality for North Tawton, Morwenstow, and North Devon (Fullabrook area). There are also more wind farms planned in the Two Moors area, at Witheridge, at Galsworthy (between Torrington and Bradworthy) and Parkham, near  Buck`s Cross.  Goveton is also under threat again in South Devon. Click on the map for latest news at each location.    ( You can also find North Devon news on www.savenorthdevon.com)

Why I did the walk Devon List of wind farm sites
 (made in 2007, always updating!)

Nick Harvey MP
Geoffrey Cox MP
James Lovelock
Henry Lewis
The Plough Arts Centre
North Devon Festival
The Two Moors Campaign

To follow the walk, start at Brent Tor,  follow the map with your cursor (click for links) and finish at Great Torrington.  The walk was followed up by an Exhibition of paintings in July 2007  at the Queen`s Theatre, in Barnstaple.
map of devon
Country Guardian list of wind farm sites (national)

see Bradworthy
see also Geoffrey Cox MP