|Location Map ( geo)|
|Distance:||8.6 miles (13.8 km)|
|Meets:||A156, B1241, B1398, A15|
|Route outline (key)|
The A1500 is a link road across the Lindsey Fen. Unclassified for many years it gained its current unlikely number in the last quarter of the 20th century.
The road starts on the A156 in Marton and heads east along a Roman Road; this also heads west from the A156 to cross the River Trent at a crossing that no longer exists. As befits its history the A1500 follows a dead-straight route along Stow Park Road out of the village and across the fields.
The road soon crosses a level crossing on the Gainsborough to Lincoln railway line and then continues across the flat land. It crosses a low hill (although given the terrain this comes as a surprise) before descending into Sturton by Stow, the largest place on the road. The B1241 crosses us at a staggered crossroads in the village centre. The road continues to descend gently until it crosses a bridge over the River Till.
The A1500 continues on across more of the same and crosses a few more watercourses, which were presumably much larger before the draining of the fen. Presently a ridge appears ahead; on reaching it the road bends slightly to the left, thus leaving the Roman Road, and climbs to the top, with excellent views in the rear-view mirror. The B1398 crosses just before the summit and then we pass to the south of RAF Scampton, home of the Red Arrows and also known for causing the kink in the A15. That road is soon met at a roundabout where the A1500 ends.