After travelling 136 miles from Coventry, England we stepped out of our car at the Alternative Technology centre into a dirty muddy carpark. We paid £25 for 2 adults/ 2 children and went into the centre on dirty, muddy paths. It was a shame that none of the 50 billion tonnes of slate around wasn't put down on the paths & carpark. We found a wind turbine coming out of a phone box and another wind turbine broken, covered in bird muck and a sign saying made in Zimbabwe. A third one looked like it had come out of the back end of Texas making a metal seat go up and down a foot for the children to sit on. Information on wind turbines at this centre ZERO - just loads of mud! There were a handful of dirty solar panels with dirty boards cut into the shape of clouds. We picked them up off the muddy path and followed the instructions to blank off the light which made a little electric motor slow down. We could have learnt about all of this and more on the internet in three minutes. If I told you we were disappointed with the whole centre it would be the understatement of the year! Whoever owns this place must be put in prison as they are complete and utter criminals. We told the girl in the ticket office and she said she was very sorry. She was so sorry she wouldn't give us our £25 back. We walked back to our car through the mud where we cleaned our clothes & shoes up and drove 136 miles back to Coventry. If we'd have asked for information of where we could get heroin or guns I think we'd have got more clearer response than on alternative energy. This place is obviously run by a bunch of criminals who should be locked up today (Saturday 12 July 2008). If I'd have read the other review before travelling 136 miles each way - I wouldn't have started my car up! Please read this before anyone goes to this tip on a mountain.
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