Welcome to Ancaster which is situated equidistant between Grantham and Sleaford.


Ancaster is a Roman settlement rich in history much which can be found in its Grade 1 listed church. Alongside its beautiful church the village has a shop, school, pub and two nearby nature reserves, each a Site of Special Scientific Interest, where the tall thrift plant can be found.

Station information

Ancaster station is an unmanned station consisting of 2 platforms with both platforms having step free access, the Nottingham bound platform is accessed via a foot crossing. There is free parking at the station. The local primary school designed and created the garden at the station for all to use and enjoy.

Station facilities:

  • Waiting shelter
  • Help points
  • Bike storage

Onward travel information can be found at


We have a very active and varied calendar of events here on the Poacher Line

Get Involved

There are many ways to get involved from adopting your local station to schools and community groups producing wonderful artwork for our stations. Take a look at some of the work we have been doing and get inspired to get involved.


There are so many things to do and explore along our line. Here you will find details of great Days Out, beautiful walks and cycle routes; and details of the amazing places you can Stay and Eat. Where will you be going today?