Friends of Middleton Park

Site of Middleton Lodge
Ducks on the lake
Bluebells in the woods

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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: the remains of a 1204 boundary ditch between Beeston and Middleton, evidence of early coal mining and the Famous 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. Between 2013 to 2019, a 1760's Ice House that served Middleton Lodge has been rediscovered and revealed.

This site contains information about all aspects of Middleton Park including its history and location, some suggested walks and notes, coming events, a park map and much more.


2022 Friends of Middleton Park Calendar ...

Following the success of our 2021 calendar, we have produced another for 2022 with lots of photos taken for our summer photo competition.

Calendars are £5 each, and can be bought at the weekend Park Cafe or at the Bike Hub Cafe, or on Kudaknits Etsy website.
Or email us for more information. Calendars can be posted but there will be a posting and package charge.

KudaKnits Xmas decorations ...

Kudaknits is making lots of Christmas decorations and will be selling them on her Hand-made knits with love by KudaKnits page on Etsy. Profits from the sales will be going to the Friends - a big thank you to KudaKnits.




The Friends have made available some notes and maps used on previous guided walks. We hope you find these useful, and maybe use them to explore different parts of the park, or learn more about its history.
Click here to go to our Walks Page.


Middleton Park Cafe Opening Times...



Middleton Park Bowling Club...

Are seeking new members. For more information click here for their facebook page, or contact their secretary Beryl Butterfield by email (click here) or phone her on 0113 2709255
The Green is open 12:30 till 3 p.m. each Mon, Tues, Thu and Fri.


 


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 then check our Middleton History Pages or feel free to email us, and we will do our best to help.

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