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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.
VOTE For us at Tesco...
Tesco teamed up with Groundwork to launch its Bags of Help initiative across England and Wales. The scheme sees three community groups and projects in each of around 200 Tesco regions awarded grants of £5,000, £2,000 and £1,000 - all raised from the 5p bag charge - and this month FoMP are one of the 3 groups to be voted for!
You can now vote in store from 1 to 25 February on who should receive the £5,000, £2,000 and £1,000 awards, casting your vote using a token given to you at the check-out each time you shop. So please get voting.
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.