Pits, ditches and trams on a history walk in Beeston Woods

On Sunday (13 May 2023) the Friends of Middleton Park are hosting a free guided walk around the Beeston Woods section of the park.

Beeston Woods contain a treasure trove of remains of our past. From the 800 year old dispute between William de Grammaire and John of Beeston that left us the boundary ditch and bank still visible today, to the route of the most exciting tram ride in Leeds, the Middleton Line through the woods. Not forgetting medieval paths, old mine workings,
and the footings of the ice-house discovered 10 years ago, and unearthed by South Leeds Archaeology and Leeds Young Archaeologists Club (YAC) in a series of digs.

Join the Friends of Middleton Park guide at 1:30pm this Sunday at the Visitor Centre (by the lake) in the park for a walk of around one and a half hours. Walks in the park may often include muddy or wet wooodland paths, so please wear boots or walking shoes, and appropriate clothing.

You can find more information about the ice house here and you can watch a video of the final YAC dig in 2019.


This post is based on a press release issued by Friends of Middleton Park

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