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Middleton Park, Leeds

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Middleton Park is a public park in Middleton, Leeds, West Yorkshire, England. It covers an area of, nearly a square mile of which 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 Hunslet Rugby League Club. 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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  • We took the steam train from Middleton Steam railwasy station up into the woods and were met by volunteer guides who took us through wooded paths surrounded by clouds of bluebells! This was a very spe...  more »
  • Lovely local park for me ,well maintained with on site cafe ,well stocked fishing pond ,and kids play area . (Not very good due to vandalism )there are days when you can have lovely walks in the woods...  more »
  • Close proximity to Leeds city centre. After visiting the railway, we walked through the Spring bluebells in the surprisingly pretty park to the cafe by the lake (we had a cheap cream tea!). In the caf...  more »
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  • Lovely place to visit! Nice walkways and lovely open spaces if you are taking the dogs for a walk. Can also take the kids for a walk to see the squirrels, ducks and fish/frogs in the ponds. Little cafe next to the kids play area too, and the woods are pathed for push chairs.
  • Great parking, well kept secret. Perfect blend of woodland, fields, pond and play area. Something for everyone. Love it.
  • Nice park, especially when the blue bells are out. Lots of community events put on here.
  • Middleton park, well I don't know where to start. This place is so wonderful and so beautiful to walk around. The wonderful sights and sounds plus all the beautiful colours. Take a trip and enjoy all the marvellous walks and things you can see. Even nip into the cafe and enjoy the shop and a drink.
  • Excellent place for leisure, a lot of paths to walk with forest-like surrounding.

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