for such small rent. You could take it on, mulch with muck and cover most of the allotment with old carpets. Then in late winter set to clearing the rest of the rubbish from the soil. If you find that this allotment is not for you, then, chances are you will have become a good tenant and if some old boy who wants to retire, maybe persuaded to let you have his established allotment and you have prepared a allotment for a beginner or at least left it in better condition than you found it. Joining the allotment association, offers chance to learn from others, often seeds can be bought as a group buy etc. share produce, equipment. Cover watering duties at holiday times, friendship.realistically how much work/time frame am i looking at to bring one back to life?
On the plus side rent is only £6 per year
B R you misunderstand mate. Not scared of the hard work was just wondering on realistic time frames tho i suppose its hard to judge without pics etc...Realistically, if this is a concern, don't do it. Restoring neglected land is hugely time consuming and the financial return is slim to none.