Plan your visit

Take a tour of the Westmill Wind Farm & Solar Park!

Come and join us for an exciting journey to explore clean, green energy:

  • Listen to the turbines
  • Experience the scale of turbines and solar park
  • Feel the open nature of the site
  • Learn how wind turbines and photovoltaic panels work
  • Find out more about renewable energy
  • Hear about the economics of these cooperatives
  • Discuss the need for sustainability

Take a sneak peek now!

There are three ways to visit us. Choose the method most suited to your requirements and follow the instructions to book — and please also read the Need-To-Knows at the foot of the page.

 

VIRTUAL ONLINE GUIDED TOURS

These tours run monthly year-round and are useful to attend if you cannot visit the site in person, or if you’d like to visit during our close-season, between October and April (when we do not recommend visits to site, as the area is very open and exposed and any visit can be an uncomfortable experience!)

These virtual online guided tours are led by one of our experienced, knowledgeable guides and offer an informative and engaging peek behind the scenes at Westmill. Dates for these virtual guided tours can be viewed and booked via our Eventbrite page.

If you are a Large Group and would like to take a virtual tour, please contact us to discuss possible bespoke options.

 

ON-SITE TOURS

— Large Groups

Open day visitors in front of solar panels with turbines in the background

If you are a group such as a school, a college, a society, an association, or similar, then we can arrange a tailor-made visit to the Westmill site. Applications can be made at any time, however we strongly advise that you request a visit to take place during the warmer months of the year from April to October, when weather conditions at the site are a little more favourable. Complete our visit request form and we’ll be in touch. ***Unfortunately – due to continuing COVID-19 restrictions in 2021 – group visits to site may be unavailable, subject to review on a case-by-case basis, and/or postponed/cancelled at short notice. Please check the latest Government advice surrounding travel rules and regulations.***

— Individuals/Small Groups

We encourage individuals, families and small groups to arrange to come on our special visiting days to the Westmill site. These site visits take place during the warmer months of the year from April to October, when weather conditions at the site are a little more favourable. The visiting days usually occur once a month and can be viewed and booked via our Eventbrite page***Unfortunately – due to continuing COVID-19 restrictions in 2021 – our special visiting days may be unavailable and/or postponed/cancelled at short notice. Please check our Eventbrite page and/or our social media channels regularly to see when these may become available.***

 

NEED-TO-KNOWS

Booking for site visits must be made, in advance, as our volunteer guides will only be on site at Westmill when visitors are expected.

The location of the Westmill Wind Farm & Solar Park can be found here.

Newly installed solar panels with turbines in the

All our visits are led by trained volunteers who give freely of their time. We appreciate donations to our charity to enable us to continue our work and encourage sustainable energy creation and use. Donations can be made via our Charity Donation Page on Virgin Giving. If you would like to donate another way then please let us know.

Virtual tours usually last between 30-60 minutes.

On-site tours normally last between 40 and 90 minutes.

Our friendly and knowledgeable guide volunteers will provide a unique insight into the history and operation of the Westmill site. However if you would like a more in-depth understanding about our work in the sustainable energy field, we can arrange a talk to be given to you and your group. Please contact us for further information.

If you have any questions about visits and tours then please contact us.