Ramblers’ Association take in sites for Northumberland turbines

A RAMBLERS body is holding before-and-after walks this weekend to demonstrate its concerns over the impact of wind turbines on the Northumberland countryside.

A wind farm with many wind turbines
A wind farm with many wind turbines

A RAMBLERS body is holding before-and-after walks this weekend to demonstrate its concerns over the impact of wind turbines on the Northumberland countryside.

The Northumbria Area committee of the Ramblers’ Association is staging short walks at spots near where turbines have been, or could be constructed, on Saturday.

It will first call at the Simonside area near Rothbury from where six 110m engines recently erected at Wingates, close to Northumberland national park, are visible.

The group will then travel to St Cuthbert’s Cave area near Belford where two proposals for a combined 25 massive turbines are in the offing.

The committee’s countryside officer Gilbert Roberts, who lives at Wingates, said the walks would highlight “the dramatic changes to the ‘land of far horizons’ that have occurred in recent months.”

The walks are open to all.

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