Ancaster - walk one


Ancaster is steeped in history and there is evidence of a prehistoric settlement. It is probably best known as a site of a Roman Town. There is a choice of three circular walks in and around Ancaster and Sudbrook using field paths, tracks and quiet lanes. This route is shown in red on the map.


1.3 miles (2.75 kilometres)

Starting point
Playing field and Social Club car park
off Ermine Street
NG32 3QW
Grid reference SK 984 439
  1. Leave the car park, turn left and after about 70 metres turn right into Angel Court, opposite the Parish Hall. Follow the road round and then walk between two rows of bungalows to a gate in a panel fence onto a path, once an ancient drove way.
  2. Follow the public footpath directly opposite. Cross the meadow by bearing slightly left, heading for the middle of the far hedge to a fence and gate.
  3. Walk straight across the next narrow field to a lake. Turn right and follow the public footpath around the lake. The path opens out into an area with large trees. Turn left and follow the path beside the larger lake. Continue straight along the path to the road.
  4. Turn left along the roadside path towards the traffic lights.
  5. Immediately before the lights turn left along the lane and public footpath. Continue along the lane passing the church and cemetery. Follow Back Lane (past the gate into Angel Court), along a wooded path over a stream and past Moor Closes Reserve on the left.
  6. At the end of the lane is a T-junction, turn right along a rough track to the Old School House. At the end of the track turn right and follow the road to Ermine Street. Turn right to return to the starting point.
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Accessibility and suitability

This walk uses field paths, tracks and pavements.

There are no stiles on this walk but you are likely to encounter livestock.

Facilities available on this walk
  • linked to public transport
  • parking
  • refreshments
  • village or town
Features of this walk
  • historical interest
  • wildlife interest
Map of starting point