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Grassing park at Burley Village Green with houses in the distance.

Burley Village Green

A small break from the red brick terraces of Burley. Somewhere to watch the world go by, and sit in the sun.

Grassing park at Burley Village Green with houses in the distance.

Burley Village Green, or Burley Bottom park is a large patch of grass and a section of woodland perfect for a picnic or game of Football.

The original site of Burley Village is now a peaceful space. It won ‘Community Project of the Year in March 2004.

Location Details

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  • Burley Village Green field
  • Burley Village Green field
  • Burley Village Green field
  • Burley Village Green field
  • Burley Village Green field
  • Burley Village Green stairs out
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Things to Note

Burley Village Green has the following on-site or nearby:

  • Dog Waste Bins
  • Nearby Food & Drink
  • Nearby Parking
  • Nearby Shops
  • Rubbish Bins
  • Wheelchair Access

Location

The Village Green is bordered by Burley Road, Village Street, Cardigan Lane and Stanmore Hill. Used by locals residents – families, young professionals and students. Although small, it is a bustling place during the sunny days. Lots of picnics, dog walkers and people passing through Burley.

Things to Do

Burley Village Green is a great place to pass through when walking the dog. It is around the corner from Burley Park, and Hyde Park making it the perfect addition to a longer route.

There are several running groups that run through the Burley Kirkstall area. More namely the Yorkshire Cricket Foundation and the Kirkstall Harriers. If you are looking to get into social running these two are definitely worth looking into!

On sunny days this park is a great place to lay down a blanket and have a picnic. Not too far from Aldi, Asda and a small One Stop – no need for much of a plan for food. Get out and enjoy the day!

History

Burley has deep roots in history, with its earliest mention being in the Doomsday book. Much of the surrounding area was forest, stretching from the River Aire all the way to Headingley (Cardigan Fields to the Original Oak).

Burley Village Green was the original site of Burley Village before the area got cleared just after 1955. Back when Leeds was far smaller than it is now. The terrace houses we are so familiar with were built up around this time – and the original village was removed.

In March 2004 the Village Green won the ‘Community Project of the Year’ in the ‘Community and City Pride Awards’.

Amenities

The only amenities that Burley Village Green has is bins dotted around the area. The closest toilets would be the Cardigan Arms pub, a 5 minute walk from the park.

Food and Drink

Being situated in Burley, and just around the corner from Kirkstall road, there are any number of places for food and drink.

The Cardigan Arms is a popular location for a quick pint and lunch – offering a relaxing atmosphere in a historic Victorian pub. There is also Smak specialising in Polish cuisine, Manjit’s Kitchen serving vegetarian Indian food and Viva Cuba with a selection of authentic Cuban tapas dishes.

POCO is a popular takeaway if you fancy picking up some tasty treats to take home after your visit.

Parking

Although no one site parking, there are many surrounding roads that permit on street parking.

Access

There is one main path that weaves through the middle of the green, and on a dry day the grass should be accessible with wheelchairs and pushchairs. However be aware that it can get extremely boggy after rain.

Other Locations Near Burley Village Green

Looking for other places near Burley Village Green? Here are three other locations just around the corner.