Ancaster - walk two


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 purple on the map.


2.5 miles (four kilometres)
1.25 hours

Starting point
Playing field and Social Club car park
off Ermine Street
Grid reference SK 984 439
  1. Leave the car park and turn right through the village along Ermine Street for about 800m, and under the railway bridge.
  2. Turn left immediately after the bridge and follow the lane up the side of the Railway Inn and past the railway halt.
  3. At the level-crossing turn right. Climb the hill to a junction. Turn round to admire the views over Ancaster village and beyond.
  4. Turn left and follow the road into Sudbrook. At the junction with a grass triangle turn left into Rookery Lane.
  5. Cross the level-crossing, then take the public footpath on the left into a large field known as The Sands. Follow the wide path across the field and then onto a track. At a junction with another path  turn left and follow the path along the track to the Old School. At the junction with a road, turn right. At the junction with Ermine Street turn right to return to the starting point.
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Accessibility and suitability

There are no stiles and you are unlikely to encounter livestock. 

The railway line is crossed once at a level crossing.

This walk uses field paths, tracks, pavements and quiet roads.

Facilities available on this walk
  • linked to public transport
  • parking
  • refreshments
  • village/town
Map of starting point