Middleton Park, Leeds

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Middleton Park is a public park in Middleton, Leeds, West Yorkshire, England. It covers an area of 630acre, nearly a square mile of which 200acre are ancient woodland. There is also a small lake, recreational areas and a golf course. The reclaimed site of "Middleton Broom" Colliery has been incorporated into the park. By its northern boundary is the South Leeds Stadium, home of rugby league club Hunslet. The Middleton Railway runs between Moor Road, Hunslet and Park Halt railway station.HistoryMiddleton Park is a remnant of the manorial estate which existed after the Norman Conquest. Middleton is mentioned in the Domesday Book of 1086. At the northern end of park there is an earthwork from 1204 demarcating the boundary between Middleton and Beeston. Lords of the manor included the Grammarys, Creppings, Leghs and Brandlings. The Brandlings cleared land and built Middleton Lodge in about 1760, creating a country estate. The Brandlings exploited the underlying coal and were responsible for building the Middleton Railway to transport the coal into Leeds.Since 1919 the park has been in the ownership of Wade's Charity who lease it to Leeds City Council for a peppercorn rent. It has been one of Leeds many public parks since 1919.
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  • Bunch o hooligans fishing and stuff, was all muddy and i got mugged for my left shoe, wont visit again  more »
  • Meet up with friends on a Sunday morning for a walk around the park. Plenty of hard surface paths to choose from. There's a cafe and visitors centre very reasonable prices, could have a full english b...  more »
  • Its a good walk around kids play area and a cafe very good prices theres a car park and alot of space to play football  more »
  • This park has lots to offer everyone. Long walks through the woods, meandering streams, right now with the new Spring leaves and bluebells plus Celandine and many other woodland flowers.You can walk many trails around the woods and go right down to Middleton Railway line. The woods are getting mountain bike trails put in, which enhances the mountain track upper and downers built on land previously used as South Leeds Golf Cub adjacent to the woods. There is a fishing pond, play area for kids, tennis courts and bowling green. Also a cafe come information centre and a band stand too. Well maintained, lots of bird song, very beautiful and peaceful place.
  • Nice park, good for walking a jogging. There are both wooded and grassed areas as well as a lake that can be fished in. There is a nice cafe as well, run by very friendly staff with reasonable prices. There are also lots of events put on in the park. Look out for the "Shakespeare in the park", usually in July, as well as the bonfire in November.
  • Great place for the kids and bikes and it's free. The cycle park cafe is reasonably priced and the staff are friendly. Staff in the cycle shop are also exceptionally helpful and friendly
  • Great walks, there are different types of wildlife to be seen, a lake, swings for the kids, a bike park with various elements for beginners and advanced. And of course a cafe where you can enjoy a full English breakfast for £4.50. Oh and lots of history
  • Awesome park. Plenty of Pokémon stops ,Great cafe,Clean toilets,Working Steam train, Lots of historical information on mining, Model aircraft, fishing pond and plenty of trees. A true gem.
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