Middleton Woods parkrun 5k
Mixed terrain 5k official parkrun route that explores some of the best bits of this ancient woodland!
The official Middleton Park parkrun course is a perfect mix of ancient woodland, water and beautiful gardens. You’ll also finish this mixed terrain 5k at one of the most exciting bike hubs in the city. Perfect for a bit of a duathlon.
This parkrun route is two challenging laps on path and trail. Start close to Middleton Park Bike Hub.
With the rose garden just behind you head down the hill and take a right turn into the edge of the woods. Follow this trail on the cusp of the woods until you come up to the rear of the bandstand, taking a right to follow this by the waters edge. You’ll take one more right between the stand and visitors centre.
On the small loop back head back up into the woods following the trail up to Nick’s view. You’ll come across the rear of the rose garden, heading back to the downhill section.
On the second lap run the same route but after the rose garden turn left to arrive at the bike hub finish line.
Parts of this route are likely to become bogged down with mud, puddles and leaves in bad weather.
Middleton Park in Middleton, south Leeds is a large public park of 630 acres with close to a third of this classified as ancient 10,000 year old woodland, also known as Middleton Woods. In and amongst this vast green gem is a lake, an old golf course and other useable sport and rec facilities including a new bike park.
The Bike Hub forms the start and finish area of this official parkrun route. The hub comes ready prepared with accessible parking and toilets. And a café serving refreshments and snacks.
Leeds Urban Bike Park is a CIC (not for profit) company with the aim of giving the public an opportunity to ride purpose built cycle routes whatever your ability. You can even rent a wide selection of bikes and helmets to do this. Find out more online at Leeds Urban Bike Park.
The bike park has a free car park for people wanting to use the official parkrun running route. Arrive early on a Saturday morning to avoid disappointment during parkrun peak times. And don’t forget to print your barcode before the event by signing up for free online.
For directions, go to Middleton Park, The Golf House, The Ring Road, Middleton, Leeds, LS10 3TN (Google Map Directions).
Food and Drink
Middleton Park Bike Hub serve a range of food – including cakes – and drinks all day long. If you’re a fan of coffee then check out Maude Coffee who are the official café roasters. To book a table for afternoon tea contact the café online.