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wetroads was set-up in 2000, initially as a millenium project to document the nations remaining fords at the turn of the century. In those days, I thought that there would probably be about 150-200 out there. How wrong could I be?

Since those early days, the website has grown and become much loved by many diverse communities ranging from classic car owners, to off-road enthusiasts and even to environmental scientists interested in point sources of river pollution.

wetroads has given the opportunity for these communities to enjoy our fording heritage. In doing so, wetroads has encouraged 'ford tourism', bringing people into remote parts of our countryside, bolstering the local economies by increasing the use of rural pubs, farm shops, garages and our increasingly threatened sub post offices. This is a deliverable of wetroads that I never could have imagined.

wetroads is compiled by Prof. Lee Chapman, a Northerner exiled in my adopted home county of Worcestershire. However, without the support of the hundreds of regional correspondants across the country, the project would still be in the starting blocks. I thank you all.

Official Disclaimer

The information provided on this website is provided only as guidance. Under no circumstances should the information be used to ascertain whether a ford is on a public right of way or whether a ford is safe to cross. The website or webmaster will not be held responsible in the event of any trespassing or damage to vehicles or human life when visiting the sites contained in this guide. Please ensure that all driving at fords and in their vicinity is performed with courtesy, respecting both the environment and local residents. It is our duty to protect fords so that they will still be there in another 1000 years.

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Although the wetroads website itself does not use cookies, there are two third party areas where the use is required:

Statistics: Wetroads may log and use to improve the site information about which pages visitors view, IP addresses, host names, browser type, and any other information that's automatically collected by the stat-counter software. For further information, see here

Advertising: Wetroads allows third-party companies (including: Google ) to serve ads based on your prior visits to this website or other sites on the internet and/or collect certain anonymous information when you visit our web site. These companies may use non-personally identifiable information (e.g., click stream information, browser type, time and date, subject of advertisements clicked or scrolled over) during your visits to this and other Web sites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services likely to be of greater interest to you. These companies typically use a cookie or third party web beacon to collect this information. To learn more about this behavioral advertising practice or to opt-out of this type of advertising, you can visit networkadvertising.org. Visitors can refuse cookies by turning them off in their browser. If you wish to opt out of a third-party vendor's use of cookies for personalized advertising, please visit aboutads). Visitors can also refuse cookies by turning them off in their browser. Wetroads is not responsible for the content of banner advertising.

Distribution List: Should you wish to sign up for the updates list, then the email address provided will be used solely for that purpose. It will not be made avilable to third parties.

External Links: Wetroads is not responsible for the content and security of third party sites.

Contact information: Questions relating to this privacy policy can be relayed directly to lee@wetroads.co.uk.

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