EHG5864 - Walkover survey - proposed Limekilns Wind Farm



Highland Archaeology Services Ltd




A walkover survey was undertaken by Highland Archaeology Services in 2021 in advance of the first phase of development of a wind farm at Limekiln Estate, Reay, Caithness. The survey was undertaken in areas designated for development, however, much of the woodland was inaccessible and the surveys were limited to open areas between dense tree plantations. This was not so much the case in the north of the site where the access track cut across open farmland. Outwith the woodland the whole development corridor was surveyed. The survey identified 33 features. The sites identified and thought to be at risk were marked off before work on site started and these markers remain in place. Construction phase I of the project included clear felling of some forest areas and the subsequent creation and upgrading of access tracks and the creation of lay down areas. <1> Subsequent work included a watching brief during the construction phase - see EHG5865.

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  • <1>XY Text/Report/Fieldwork Report: McKeggie, L.. 2021. Limekiln Windfarm Phase I: Watching Brief Data Structure Report and Recommendations. Highland Archaeology Services. 24/09/2021. Digital. [Mapped features: #12728 ; #12746 Survey areas, ]



Location Limekiln Estate, Reay
Grid reference Centred NC 9801 6226 (2729m by 5433m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NC96SE
Geographical Area SUTHERLAND
Civil Parish REAY
Geographical Area CAITHNESS

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Record last edited

May 23 2023 10:54AM

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