Most of our visitor centres, car parks and mountain bike trails are now open. Check what’s open near you before you travel and enjoy your visit safely.

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Whitelee

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Whitelee Forest Notices

COVID-19 has changed lots of things we do. And as we re-open the majority of our facilities and welcome more of you back in Phase 3, we need your help to do it safely. Please check what’s open before you travel; enjoy your visit safely by following NHS and Scottish Government guidance; take your litter home with you; and follow the Scottish Outdoor Access Code.

At this location:

  • The car park is closed.

Please bear with us and check back regularly for updates. You can also find more information by visiting our COVID-19 page and our FAQs.

Explore the forest around Britain's largest onshore windfarm

A mature forest and home to Britain's largest onshore windfarm, Whitelee covers a vast area that's perfect to explore on bike and horse, as well as on foot. There are a mix of wide gravel forest roads and narrow earth paths, many of which offer superb views across Glasgow.

East Renfrewshire Council have created a series of downloadable maps and guides of the forest and its trails.

Activities

Explore by bike or horse

The size of Whitelee forest means it’s a great place to explore by bike or horse. From Ardochrig there are number of routes that are mainly flat, with few slopes. Head south to get straight into the forest, or north to discover a wetland area where dragonflies dart over the water in summer.

Whitelee Windfarm visitor centre

The visitor centre at Whitelee windfarm has interactive displays, a café, a shop and a waymarked trail to a viewpoint from where you can see Ben Lomond, Ailsa Craig and Arran.

Whitelee ranger service

The Whitelee ranger service run lots of exciting events and activities throughout the year, come along and learn more about the windfarm and the environment around it.

Facilities & access

Parking
Parking

You’ll find a café and toilets at the Whitelee windfarm visitor centre. There are shops, places to eat and public toilets in Strathaven and East Kilbride.

Getting here

The main entrance and small car park for Whitelee Forest is shared with the entrance to Whitelee Windfarm on the west side of the Ardochrig Road. If you don't spot our sign, you'll certainly spot the large green Scottish Renewables sign!

Using SatNav?

G75 0QN is the nearest postcode to the access point on Ardochrig Road.

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0300 067 6600 (option 1)
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