The nearest car park is in Newtown Linford, up the road from the village where I live, but in fact it is a lot quicker to walk to the ruins from my house ‘ across the fields’.
Thanks to the National Library of Scotland we can see that this foot path on the 19th century OS maps:
This path is shown here thanks to the magic of google earth:
This path is mentioned in Stephen Lyett’s note (1999 New light on a suspected road between Ratcliffe on Soar and Leicester Trans. Leicestershire Archaeol and Hist. soc, 73 pp 72 – 79) on a possible Roman road/ ancient route. This lines up reasonable well with Anstey lane going towards Leicester and its North gate.
Beyond Bradgate path there is a suspiciously straight road to Shepshed
Here I have plotted existing lines from Leicester ( I have plotted on the Roman street grid , following Wachers’ Towns of Roman Britain) to Shepshed. Hopefully one day we will see this confirmed as a Roman – or even earlier! - route