Last weekend we had planned on doing a trail at another country park however due to a very rare sunny Scottish day the car park was overflowing when we arrived so we made the quick decision to head over to Whitelee Windfarm in Eaglesham. We knew it would also be busy but it would only be walkers and bike riders as there is no play park for kids!
Distance – 1 mile loop
Time – 30 mins, including feeding Erica and taking photos!
There are so many trails to cover at the Windfarm so I imagine this walk will feature in the blog quite a few times! The paths are good, mainly red gravel and some road. Mountain bike trails are separate however lots of bike riders still use the normal paths!
Parking at the Windfarm is limited and they seem to be doing some work on the overflow car park over the winter months so it was extremely busy however we managed to get a space after driving round a few times! There is a visitors centre with disabled/pram friendly doors and facilities. A cafe serving a small selection of food and drinks (even more limited in the winter months) and an exhibition room which is great for older children, it has so much information on the purpose of the Windfarm and lots of activates for them. During the school holidays the Windfarm run daily activities, I’ve done a few of these in the past with the children I used to Nanny for and they are really good and best of all completely FREE!
We didn’t have a set trail in mind, we had got Erica a new buggy for when out walking so wanted to take it for a quick spin! At the start of the trails there is an information board, free poop bags for your dog and some activity leaflets for kids! There is also a turbine laid out on the ground to show you how big they actually are, you don’t really notice until your beside them how big they actually are!
All trails start by going down a hill, at the end of the hill you will see a sign (the Daily Mile), we followed these all the way round. The weather was lovely but being a wind farm it is always cold and of course windy so gloves and hat are a good idea (we forgot both!)
You will see mountain bike trails to your right, walk alongside this on the gravel track and keep following the Daily Mile Signs! BBQ Huts and benches are on the hill which would make for a nice day out come summer time!
Alfie had a great time as usual, in and out all of the long grass, puddles and muddy ditches, he just never stays clean.
Overall a good walk, doesn’t take long but has potential to extend easily if you wish. Good tracks and well sign posted. Facilities are good, showers, bike sheds and water for dogs all available next to the visitors centre.
We will be back to cover more miles next time! Maybe Jay will take his bike and we could feature some of the mountain bike trails for you all !
Till next time,