Scout Moor wind farm, Manchester

You may see the blurry silhouettes of this wind farm even from the south of Manchester. But once you approach Bury and Edenfield, you start feeling the real amplitude of this engineering work. Scout Moor is the second largest onshore wind farm in England: 26 giant turbines with a total capacity of 65 MW are scattered over the hills. This place is not that famous compared to the Peak District and other parks. Though, it is no less magnificent.

It feels like another world or planet. You can walk near the rotating turbine blades that supply thousands of homes with power. Yet, it is a quiet and peaceful place. A harmony of engineering and nature.

Andrey Churkin (Андрей Чуркин) 2021