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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  • 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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  • Great place on bonfire night, the firework display is always impressive every year. Nice to see long-time friendly locals and have a good natter whilst enjoying an hotdog.
  • Beautiful park with walks through ancient woodland. Cafe, lake and huge open spaces too. The only criticism would be the limited play equipment... not nearly enough range of apparatus for anyone over 8/10 years old.
  • A huge and relaxing place for spending time in family. Great children and sports areas, a lovely lake and a cafĂ© to take a snack. And what about it's surroundings? Amazing forests to get lost in an adventure if you like to go running!
  • It is a great place to walk in the 470 acres of beautiful well kept park, with a wonderful little visitors centre for a catch up and cupa. There is a small lake for fishing and a kiddies play area so everyone is catered for.
  • Great place to take the kids as it has a clean amd safe outdoor play area. There is also a cade close to the play area for the parents to have a drink whilst watching the kids.

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