G9955 : “Windmill ridge”

taken 7 years ago, near to Gortnalee and Roscor, Northern Ireland

“Windmill ridge”
“Windmill ridge”
This fine limestone escarpment here overlooks the west end of Lower Lough Erne. It is part of a landmark feature which continues six miles eastward encompassing Big Dog Forest and the Cliffs of Magho where it rises to 1000 feet above the Lough.
The grandeur of this great scarpment is not enhanced by six large wind turbines which have been erected here on its skyline (only four showing in this photo). However the equidistant linear placing of them, contrasting with the normal cluster pattern that has been scattered across Irish hills, will no doubt interest students of wind energy policy.
My belief is that the limestone will win, and these countryside carbuncles will soon be just another failed energy source LinkExternal link
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G9955   (more nearby search)
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Date Taken
Thursday, 25 April, 2013   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 28 May, 2013
Geographical Context
Energy infrastructure  Geological interest  Uplands  Rocks, Scree, Cliffs 
Subject Location
Irish: geotagged! G 991 552 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:26.7630N 8:0.8772W
Camera Location
Irish: geotagged! G 98 57
View Direction
SOUTH (about 180 degrees)
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Limestone Escarpment  Lower Lough Erne  Cliffs of Magho  Big Dog Forest Fermanagh  Wind Turbines 

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