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Things to do in Anstey, Leicestershire

Awaiting photographs of Anstey

Anstey's role as a southern gateway to the Charnwood Forest is shown by the 15th century Packhorse Bridge, just a mere 5 feet wide, straddling Rothley River.

There are claims that Ned Ludd, who lent his name to the 19th century Luddites, came from Anstey.

Ned Ludd's Day (which hasn't been celebrated for a few years) is supposed to be on April 28th each year!

When visiting Anstey, you might want to take the Centenary Walk, which is over 6 miles long and includes the following:

  • King William III Bridge, built in 1696 down Sheep wash Lane (off Cropston Road) to enable the King to visit the "Grey Family" at nearby Bradgate Park (home of the 9 day Queen, Lady Jane Grey)
  • Disused Mill straddling the Rothley River (off Gynsill Lane) - there has been a Mill on this site since 1306.


Maps for the walk are available from Anstey Parish Council or Leicestershire County Council.

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