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Bringan
NS450401 (3*) Suitable for All
Sent in by John Page (14/03/2003)









Kames (x2!)

NS694251 (1*) Restricted Access
NS695250 (1*) Restricted Access
Sent in by John Page (29/09/2003)

'Great drive out to them, drivable with normal car to about 30 yards from the first ford then a bit steep and bumpy without the 4x4. The second ford is accessible but the only way to it is via the first!

The first ford is created by a metal girder across stream with small rocks/pebbles piled behind it to provide a level crossing, This idea for making a ford has failed and as such, the crossing is pretty rough. Access to within 30 yard possible in a normal car as track is surfaced but not sealed, getting down the hill to the ford and across it needs a 4x4. (actually getting back up the hill is what needs it). About 3 inches deep and 7 feet wide. The second ford is shallow with a natural bottom on rough loose surfaced track, about 3 inches deep and 5 feet wide.'











Kilmarnock
NS436390 (3*) Irish Bridge
Sent in by John Page (14/03/2003)

'Large ford on 2 way road in middle of Kilmarnock town. Despite how it looks in these photographs Kilmarnock is an Irish Bridge with the typical water level of 24-30 inches lower then the road. IN spate the posts in the picture are submerged giving a 5 foot + total water depth and 2'6 above the road surface. In spate picture (Image 4) sent in by Dougie Clement (31/08/2009)'





Kings Ford
NX366853 (2*) Off-Roaders Only!
Sent in by Ken Carson (19/10/2006)

'It is only suitable for 4x4 and when I had been there it had been raining hard. I have road tyres on my Discovery and the grip was dodgy to say the least. Any car could get to within 30 metres of it however.

I didn't cross is as I haven't got faith in my tyres, but am fitting All Terrain ones. The bottom was visible and I don't think it would be more than one to two feet deep. The bottom is gravel'





Kirkoswald
NS247076 (1*) Suitable for All
Sent in by John Page (21/06/2003)

'Small ford on yellow back road with approx. 2 inches of water in image with signs and large depth gauge. If it reached 6 feet on the gauge, it is unlikely you would be able to get close enough to read it.'







Mainholm
NS363215 (2*) Restricted Access
Sent in by John Brown (23/09/2003)

'Alongside the A77 Ayr bypass is this old crossing of the River Ayr. The old road leaves the A77 a short way to the south. It is still tarred for most of its length, but is barred to cars by a locked barrier, although people, bikes and horses could pass; you can park here and walk down. The lane takes you to the river bank and to two fine sets of stepping stones, divided by a gravel island - beware a pair of broken stones near the north shore.

The ford runs to the right of the stones (Image 1), and does a dog-leg on the gravel island before crossing the northern branch of the stream (Image 2). It doesn't look much used, but would be passable by 4x4, trail bike or horse.'





Maybole
NS297089 (3*) Suitable for All
Sent in by John Page (21/06/2003)

'Picturesque ford on road marked private at northern end but not southern end where we approached from. Has footbridge and bench for watching, approximately 4 inches deep, sandy gravel bottom and steepish lip in and out with large stones at southern side, passable by typical car with care. Stream parallels road then joins it from one side for approx. 12 meters before leaving at other side. No signs or depth gauge.'





Muirkirk
NS646282 (3*) Restricted Access
Sent in by John Page (14/09/2003)

'Cobbled, shallow ford with deceptively difficult sandy approach on old road about 3 inches deep in summer, road across moorland at other side needs 4x4.'





New Cumnock
NS619136 (3*) Off-Roaders Only!
Sent in by Andrew JD Smith (20/10/2005)

'This is a rough crossing of Afton Water, pictured here after (and during) heavy rain. Access is easily available from a public car park, but the ford only leads into a farmyard.'







Tarfessock
NX359881 (2*) Off-Roaders Only!
Sent in by Ken Carson (19/10/2006)

'This ford is no longer passable unless you can take some chains with you and drag away the 3 or 4 logs that have been placed in front of the down ramp. (Image 2) The pictures of my sat nav show the two tracks, and the one on the left is where the ford actually is. I think itís still passable but only by a 4x4 with good tyres as the exit on the Tarfessock side is dubious. There are tracks further down stream but again only a good 4x4 would want to attempt this. There has been a bridge in front of where my Landy is but this has long since gone. The resident of Tarfessock uses other tracks to get him or herself home.'









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