Finding the perfect place to live yet being economical is just challenging and most often you get to live far from town centres. This has been my case for 4 years until in 2016 I found the perfect neighbourhood according to my needs. Meanwood in Leeds was just the right area for me. It isn’t far from Leeds town centre (30 min walk in my pace), shops were close to my rented house then the best of all: the urban farm and the Meanwood park.
I will talk about the urban farm in this article. I took the attic room in a four bedroom house; I couldn’t ask for the best room to stay in. When I open my window I could see trees and other greens. Yes there were few houses but not massively dominating the landscape. In the morning, I would hear the bray of donkeys from the farm. There were sheep and goats too. Other times, I would hear them in unison making the ensemble in harmony. The animals’ call didn’t bother me at all. In fact, I took it as an extra good reason to stay near the farm. They were my alarm clock!
During spring and summer, the urban farm became my sanctuary when I feel so down at the end of my day’s work. At their vegetables and flowers greenhouse just before the farm area ends, there is a table and a bench. I would go there, bring some snacks and a good reading materials or just chill while looking at the face of our beautiful world.
Meanwood Valley Farm is also my top pick for walking or jogging at the weekend when schedule won’t allow for an out of town escapade. The place is a brilliant solution to the growing urbanisation of most areas in The UK.
If you are on of those who is into rocks (not a massive fan), then you are also in for a treat. At Meanwood Valley farm, there is a display information on different rocks which you can find in the area as well.
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