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Perfect Places: Things to do in and around our developments

When choosing a place to live, there are many considerations to bear in mind. Whether you prefer to live in the city centre, on the outskirts or by the sea, at Keepmoat Homes our developments include more than just a house, we create communities and hand pick the perfect locations, situated close to beautiful natural scenery.  

Whilst great amenities and transport links are important, during these unprecedented times, we find ourselves venturing less into the town centres and desiring more open spaces and rolling countryside



Lush Greenery

Parks are crucial for any community and for some, the idea of being close to green spaces is high on the agenda when looking for a new home. They have a significant impact on our mental health and levels of happiness as well as the development of children, with many childhood memories taking place outside.

Our developments are situated amongst many parks that provide the perfect space to venture out for a spot of fresh air or simply watch the world go by - for example, The Paddocks in Telford has a village green as its focal point and The Parks in Anfield is situated near Stanley Park, a stunning 111-acre Grade II listed park, with picturesque gardens and scenic lakes.  



Whilst many of us continue to work from home, this can have big impact on our physical health overtime. Parks provide a perfect spot to stretch our legs and undertake a bit of exercise. Our Elm Tree Park development in Wakefield is not only close to Thornes Park, providing a vast open space for running and cycling but it’s also close to Pugneys, which features a stunning lake to walk around along with 250 acre country park to explore by bike – and the view from the top of Sandal Castle is well worth the effort.

In Leeds, our Fusion, Affinity and Timeless developments are situated close to the famous Roundhay Park which is one of the biggest city parks in Europe. With over 700 acres of parkland, woodland and gardens, there are many walking trails from toddler friendly paths to something for serious ramblers. You could take a walk around one (or both) of the lakes, or if you’re feeling energetic – a jog!

Often an attraction for local wildlife, parks provide the perfect opportunity to re-connect with nature without having to venture miles away from your home. Direct exposure to nature has its own benefits on our wellbeing and reduces stress– who doesn’t get a good feeling from hearing a bird chirping away, spotting bright flowers in bloom or feeding the ducks? 



The Academics and Scholars in Peterborough are situated near the Wash National Nature Reserve, the largest nature reserve in England, covering over 800 hectares. The reserve is the most important wetland site in the UK, with vast mudflats and saltmarsh supporting thousands of birds all year round. It’s also known for attracting a large number of common seals.

Close to home to The Docklands in Birkenhead is Bidston Moss nature reserve. This 170 acre community woodland has a fishing lake, cycle routes, fantastic walks and great views over the coastline – and just a 5 minute drive or 20 minute walk away is the 100 acre Bidston Nature Reserve which is a haven for wildlife as well as the famous Bidston windmill. 


The Great Outdoors

For those who long for panoramic views and rolling countryside, you’ll be spoilt for choice among our developments. In Yorkshire, the Yorkshire Dales National Park, Nidderdale AONB and Peak District National Park are all in the region and are known for their natural beauty and are breath-taking on every level.



In the Midlands, if you love to hike and long to maintain an active lifestyle, The Paddocks in Telford boarders the beautiful Shropshire countryside and provides easy access to some of the UK’s most picturesque landscapes. Just a short distance from your doorstep is the historic town of Murch Wenlock, a gateway to the breath-taking Cardingmill Valley, Long Mynd and Shropshire Hills. It’s easy to see why Shropshire is renowned as one of Britain’s most beautiful counties when you start exploring the incredible countryside, steeped in history.

For those looking to stay close to the capital, The Mallards in Swanley is situated only 15 minutes from London city centre, however head a few minutes south and you’ll find yourself in picturesque Kent, complete with 120 acres of stunning rolling countryside with Surry Hills, Kent Downs and High Weald all nearby.


Coastal Cravings

For many, having a house by the sea is a lifelong aspiration. There is something relaxing about the idea of a coastal walk and breathing in clean air that has just come from the ocean. Featuring some of the North East’s finest countryside on one side and a seafront on the other, Byron Mews in Seaham offers the best of both worlds where you can take a walk along the coastal footpath and enjoy the dramatic cliff top views or relax on the sandy North Beach and explore the wildlife in its many rock pools.



Durham’s amazing Heritage Coast is near to Byron Mews as well as our High View development in Blaydon. With the great coastal path helping you to get around, it’s a treasure trove of historical sites, natural havens, dramatic cliffs, rugged headlands and long golden beaches, providing the perfect starting point for many coastal adventures.


At Keepmoat Homes we know home means more right now. It’s why our flexible, adaptable homes, in great locations are exactly what we need right now.

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