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Friends of Middleton Park
Middleton Park is situated 4 miles from the City Centre in urban South Leeds. Of its 630 acres, 200 are ancient woodland, there are also grasslands, children's play area and other recreational areas. There is a Visitor Centre with a cafe - for opening times see below.
The Park does not have an official postcode, but directions to the main entrance on Town Street can be found by using the postcode LS10 3SH. Also see our How to Find Middleton Park web page.
The Friends of Middleton Park (FoMP) were formed in 2003 to promote local interest and involvement in the park and its woodland.
As well as its rich natural history, Middleton also has a fascinating local history including coal mining and the Middleton Railway. Two areas of the park have been designated a Scheduled Ancient Monument due to the presence of historic coal mining remains, and a community archaeology project recorded the mining archaeology of the area in 2006 - 2008.
Middleton Park Equestrian Centre seeking volunteers...
"We will be starting our Carriage Driving sessions in March 2017 and to
help us take our Disabled clients out for a walk into Middleton woods
we are looking for new, reliable Volunteers to walk alongside the
carriage. It’s a fun and rewarding job and will help us ensure this
activity can still go ahead. You do not need to have any previous
experience with either horses or Disability to get involved ... "
For more, read the poster the Centre has produced by clicking here.
A New parkrun in Middleton ...
The parkrun phenomenon started back in London in 2004 as a time trial exercise amongst a group of mates in Bushy Park. Fast forward 12 years and the free, weekly, 5k timed run has spread worldwide, reaching 2 million active runners in over 1,000 parks to date. Local parkrunner Mike Wallis wrote a great introductory article on the phenomenon for Run Leeds a while back. For more, read the article at the runleeds site by clicking here.
Middleton Park Cafe Opening Times...
- Weekdays - between 10:15 a.m. and 2:15 p.m.
- Weekends and Bank Holidays - 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. or mostly later.
(run by Tracey Fulton)
Middleton Park Bowling Club...Are seeking new members. For more information contact Beryl Butterfield by email (click here) or phone her on 0113 2709255
The book "Coal Mining in Middleton Park: An Archaeological Investigation by the Middleton Park Community Archaeological Project" has sold out. However, if you have any queries about the project or the History of Middleton Park feel free to email us, and we will do our best to help.