Ancaster, 13th November 2016

Twenty four of us set out on John Y's walk today starting at Ancaster Station, just off Ermine Street, the Roman road from London to Lincoln and York (see High Dike on the map).  We walked SE to Culverthorpe and back through Kelby.

Ancaster is famous for its oolitic limestone quarries and the fact that the River Trent used to flow eastwards through here rather than to the north.
The start, Ancaster Station
Ancaster Valley - this dry valley is though to have been created by the melting of glaciers on higher ground to the south.  In earlier times it is thought to have been used for chariot racing by Romans from the nearby settlement in Ancaster.
Culverthorpe Lakes
Culverthorpe Hall (1679) a Grade 1 listed building
Escape from Culverthorpe
Licolnshire skies