SE0431 : Wind Turbines on Ovenden Moor

taken 3 years ago, 3 km from Ogden, Calderdale, Great Britain

Wind Turbines on Ovenden Moor
Wind Turbines on Ovenden Moor
The wind farm on this site has been recently decommissioned and dismantled - all 23 turbines.
They have been replaced by 9 new ones. Unfortunately at 300 ft these structures are twice as big as the old ones, and can be seen from 35 miles away. There has been local opposition, particularly from the Bronte Society.
On my visit, construction of the new wind farm was almost complete. There were several East Europeans working, and the vehicles carried Polish Registrations. I was greeted by cheery waves from these individuals.
I was eventually approached by a British foreman, who informed me politely that I was trespassing. The definitive map, however, clearly marks this area as Open Access.
The photograph shows one turbine under construction, and one that has been completed
SE0431 : Wind turbines
SE0431 : Ovenden Moor Wind Farm
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 23 November, 2016   (more nearby)
Friday, 25 November, 2016
Geographical Context
Energy infrastructure 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SE 0447 3130 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:46.6808N 1:56.0190W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SE 0419 3108
View Direction
Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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