Ankerdine Common

About the common

There's something very magical about this site that is hard to put your finger on. It could be to do with the spectacular views across the Teme Valley from the high vantage point. Regular sightings of Buzzards gliding on thermals may help. Following the steep paths as they twist and turn through the mossy woods certainly sets the imagination alight.

Opening times

Open daily, 24 hour pedestrian and vehicular access.

Admission is free.

Site location

Ankerdine Common Picnic Place, WR6 5PN. Located off the B4197 between Knightwick and Martley, about half a mile from Knightwick. Follow the brown and white tourist signs.

Grid Reference: 736566

The track to the parking area is steep and narrow, as are many of the footpaths, so take care.

Countryside sites survey

Please help us to improve our countryside sites.

Complete a short survey.

Accessibility and important information
  • there are no parking spaces for disabled visitors
  • all parking which is a rolled stone surface is close to the picnic site and visitor information point
  • the site does have some steep slopes
  • the Waymarked Dormouse Trail (which is half a mile long) is hilly and has a compacted soil track with some steps. it is not suitable for wheelchairs, mobility scooters or pushchairs

We ask all visitors to also be aware of the following:

  • overnight parking, camping and motorhomes are all not allowed
  • visitors are asked not to park for extended periods

Ordnance Survey Landranger 150, Explorer 204


View this site on a map

Site facilities
  • parking
  • picnic area
  • on site walking
  • viewpoint
  • information

Download: Use of outlying site form (Word document)