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Altarnun
SX214813 (3*) Off-Roaders Only!
Sent in by John Brown (11/08/2003)

'Super gravel ford, 14m across and 7in deep. Bridge alongside (marked FB on the OS map) in fact takes traffic up to 2 tonnes ). Ford signs (home and distant), depth gauge.'







Bealsmill (x2!)

SX358770 (1*) Suitable for All
SX355769 (1*) Irish Bridge
Sent in by John Brown (11/08/2003)

'The sign at the road junction in Bealsmill hamlet says “Ford 1/4 mile”, but the wet one is much closer than that: a small concrete watersplash beside large farm depot buildings, with its own signs and footbridge (Image 1). The second is just a concrete part-timer, with more signs, footbridge and depth gauge (Image 2).





Binneys
SW773472 (1*) Irish Bridge
Sent in by John Brown (11/08/2003)

'Concrete part-time ford on gravel byway, marked on OS 1:25,000 map. No Ford signs, depth gauge or footbridge. '





Blowinghouse
SW748514 (1*) Irish Bridge
Sent in by Chris Marsh (20/07/2003)

'Attractive little shallow ford. A tarmac base suggests part-time status.'





Bojorrow
SW706229 (1*) Suitable for All
Sent in by Shaun Thomas (28/03/2007)

'This Ford is on the OS map having near and far sign posts as well, it has a good concrete base and easy entry and exit at best 6” deep and about 1 – 1 ˝ metre wide, with an over the top depth gauge next to it. The road it’s on is a typical Cornish yellow road being 3 ply with grass growing down the middle in a picturesque setting.'





Bolingey
SW885659 (2*) Suitable for All
Sent in by John Brown (11/08/2003)

'Nice setted ford, 4m across and about 3in deep. Signs, depth gauge and footbridge. '





Boskennal
SW504347 (2*) Suitable for All
Sent in by John Brown (11/08/2003)

'An excellent paved ford, 10m across and 6in deep. Footbridge, depth gauge, Ford signs at road ends.'







Bowithick (x2!)

SX183826 (2*) Suitable for All
SX183827 (1*) Irish Bridge
Sent in by John Brown (11/08/2003)

'The more southerly of the two fords at this popular moorland picnic spot is a super specimen, 2m across and 4in deep, with a stone slab base. There’s a stone lintel footbridge immediately to the west, and an old stone roadway bridge alongside that. Ford signs.

A hundred yards to the north the road crosses a concrete part-time ford, with its own Ford signs and footbridge. The slab dams the stream to form a nice paddling pool.'





Bradford
SX119754 (2*) Off-Roaders Only!
Sent in by John Brown (11/08/2003)

'Although still marked on the OS 1:25,000 map, this fine ford, now bypassed by a bridge, seems these days to be used only by horses, to judge from the grassy ramps.'





Broadgate
SX380735 (1*) Suitable for All
Sent in by John Brown (11/08/2003)

'Concrete ford at a road junction, about a car’s length across and an inch deep. Footbridge, Ford signs (distant and home).'





Burlawn
SX003698 (1*) Irish Bridge
Sent in by Nicholas Woollett (22/04/2003)

'This is another famous trials hill which has a ford at the bottom. It was totally dry on this visit but there was a tell tale depth gauge and black and white pole. The hill is worth the visit but take care because although surfaced it is very steep. Look carefully at the image to see the gauge and pole!' Image Mouseover sent in by Shaun Thomas (06/01/2005)





Cardinham
SX119694 (2*) Suitable for All
Sent in by John Brown (11/08/2003)

'An attractive paved watersplash, with Ford signs, depth gauge and footbridge. '





Carharrack
SW729418 (3*) Off-Roaders Only!
Sent in by Shaun Thomas (21/09/2005)

'Nice little ford approx 8/9 metres wide approx 12" deep with a good bottom of sand gravel with a stepping stone path next to it. The entry and exit are off the same course sand gravel material with nice gentle slopes easily as good as knighton but far less difficult to get too.Just off an orange road on a bridleway with plenty of evidence of use by cars as well as horses. But not it gets considerably deeper in the winter as the road it is next too floods quite regularly'





Carnon Downs
SW785410 (1*) Suitable for All
Sent in by John Brown (11/08/2003)

'Nice little concrete watersplash, about 1m across and 1in deep; Ford signs, depth gauge and stone lintel footbridge still bearing the blasting drill marks.'







Causeland Station (x3!)

SX242593 Image Wanted!
SX246590 (2*) Off-Roaders Only!
SX245591 (1*) Off-Roaders Only!
Sent in by Shaun Thomas (13/12/2005)

'There are actually 2 fords and an Irish Bridge here. The2 Fords are on forestry type tracks and pretty evil amount of mud on the day I was there. The more serious of the two is about 3-5 metres across stony bottom and deeper than I was going to risk my boots, steep entry and exit. Obviously only accessible by 4 x 4 or trail riders. This is the first Ford you see from the yellow road on your left leaving Causeland Station (Image 1)

A second smaller ford no more than 2 metres across and 6/12 inches deep again with rough stony bottom is just around the corner from the previous, again leading off on a forestry trail. Again 4 x 4 and trail riders only.

Finally there is the Irish bridge some 20 metres up the road across the yellow road marked by 4 black and white posts or at least that is what I think they are there for.' '





Chapel
SW841607 (1*) Irish Bridge
Sent in by Peter D Smith (06/08/2005)

'This one is easier to spot on the OS Explorer map than on the ground. Lack of any ford signs and tarmac surface suggest that the water rarely flows over the road here. '





Cleave
SX157973 (1*) Suitable for All
Sent in by Peter D Smith (10/03/2011)

'Only a trickle across the stony bottom of this otherwise metalled (but narrow) road. Nonetheless, the ford is labelled on the OS Explorer Map, and is provided with a depth gauge and footbridge.'









Coombe
SS209116 (2*) Suitable for All
Sent in by John Brown (11/08/2003) and Timothy Lidbetter (21/02/2004)

'In the lovely Coombe Valley, picturesquely set between white thatched cottages, this little ford is 5m across and 2in deep, with a concrete base and setted ramps. Ford signs, depth gauge, footbridge.'





Coombe Tidal Road
SW837408 (3*) Tidal
Sent in by John Brown (11/08/2003)

'The tarred road ends at a peaceful waterfront hamlet on a remote creek, an idyllic place of steep wooded hillsides, traditional cottages and moored sailing boats. From here, a tidal gravel roadway runs eastwards along the top of the foreshore for some 160m, before climbing up to serve some more dwellings.'





Crackington
SX158961 (2*) Off-Roaders Only!
Sent in by Nicholas Woollett (22/04/2003)

'This is a proper ford has a depth gauge and footbridge and is at the start of a very famous trials section used in virtually all Lands End Trials since well before the second world war. You approach it down a narrow surfaced lane, cross the ford which has a nasty step down but is hard surfaced and the carry on up the unsurfaced lane suitable for 4 x 4s but not most cars.'





Crantock
SW798607 (2*) Tidal
Sent in by Peter D Smith (06/08/2005)

'This concrete Irish bridge would be covered either by the stream in full spate or by a high spring tide. It is at the end of a narrow road. There are no signs, depth gauge, or footbridge. It is marked on the OS Explorer map.'


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Crift
SX343659 Image Wanted!
Sent in by John Walton

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Crooksball
SX192577 (1*) Suitable for All
Sent in by John Brown (11/08/2003)

'At the end of a tarred public lane, an attractive concrete ford about 4ft across and 3in deep, with footbridge. The white sign on the gate after the ford says that the road beyond is a private drive, but this may be questionable as the OS 1:25,000 map marks it as an ORPA; the gate to the right is not on the correct line to be the public right of way. '





Cusgarne
SW755406 (2*) Off-Roaders Only!
Sent in by John Brown (11/08/2003)

'Proper little paved ford about 100m off the yellow road; from the south, it’s a muddy descent, then a steep rugged climb up the other side, suitable for 4x4s only. Footbridge, no signs. '





Degembris
SW855566 (2*) Suitable for All
Image sent in by Roger Woodley (03/10/2002)







Delford
SX114758 (4*) Off-Roaders Only!
Sent in by SK & CJ (17/04/2007)

'Just downstream of Bradford ford, right beside Delford Bridge is a regularly used ford, I can see no reason why people use the ford except for entertainment as can be seen in the photos. It is sandy bottomed with a steady flow of water, between 12 to 18 inches deep. Sit quietly for a while beside the stream and watch for the fish.'







Drift
SX138640 (1*) Irish Bridge
Sent in by Shaun Thomas (06/01/2006)

'Nice Irish Bridge mark by the normal Black and White Posts at entry and exit covers some 20 metres of road and would imagine this one would always be wet (Image 1). The OS Map actually shows a ford at this location which is still there but unless you have a tractor would be impossible to cross as the farm track it is on is horredous to say the least but I enclose a picture of it anyway it is about a metre wide and 6"-12" deep (Image 2)'





Erisey Barton
SW714178 (1*) Restricted Access
Sent in by John Brown (11/08/2003)

'This little cobbled watersplash carries a public footpath and a private farm track across a small brook. '









Gloweth (x3!)

SW795461 (1*) Irish Bridge
SW801462 (2*) Suitable for All
SW798461 (2*) Suitable for All
Sent in by Chris Marsh (Images 1 & 2: 20/07/2003) and Peter D. Smith (Image 3: 21/10/2004)

'The first ford at Gloweth is very unusual. A simple part-timer, but half way down a steep hill rather than at the foot of a valley.

The second is more well used and is full time with a concrete base.'

The third and final ford is on the lesser of the two roads that cross the River Kenwyn itself (the other road crosses via a bridge), made of more gravel than tarmac as I recall.





Green Bottom
SW768446 (1*) Off-Roaders Only!
Sent in by John Brown (11/08/2003)

'The byway through the ford itself is very rough, although from the NE a tarred lane brings to within about 100yds. The ford is hardly worth the effort, being just a small watersplash. Footbridge.'









Gugh Tidal Crossing
SV886835 (3*) Tidal
Sent in by John Brown (14/06/2004)

'Lying 35 miles WSW of Land's End, St Agnes is the smallest and most remote of the inhabited Scillies. It has just 70 residents and one mile of paved road. You can't take your car or motor bike there; motorised transport is limited to a few local tractors and the odd ancient Land Rover. (In fact, you can't take a motor vehicle to any of the Scillies, but push bikes are welcome.)

A rough tractor track leads down to a 100-yard tidal causeway of sand and shingle, The Bar, which links St Agnes with the two houses on its smaller neighbour Gugh. It is just covered at a normal high tide, but a notice warns against venturing forth when there is a greater depth of water as the tidal race can be fearsome.

Image 1 and mouseover show the view from St Agnes at the higher and lower states of tide. Image 2 is the view from Gugh, and Image 3 shows the sea just lapping across - note that the water level is lower on the right (north) side.'





Gweek
SW703255 (2*) Irish Bridge
Sent in by Peter D. Smith (14/02/2005)

'A shady ford on the narrow and steep old road between Gweek and Mawgan-in-Meneage. Not usually more than a few inches deep, with concrete bottom, depth gauge and footbridge.'





Ham Hill
SS224133 (2*) Restricted Access
Sent in by Nicholas Woollett (10/02/2004)

'Please note the image was taken after the first of the rain after the very dry Autumn. The track is private but there is a footpath sign so no vehicles, only walkers.'





Helford
SW758258 (2*) Restricted Access
Sent in by Simon Davies (30/07/2005)

'The road is not open to general traffic in the summer months, so if you want to drive through this ford, you'll need to go there in the winter. I guess there is usually more water than is shown in the picture.'





Hemmick Beach
SW994405 (1*) Suitable for All
Sent in by Nick Woollett (08/04/2007)

'Small setted Ford which surprisingly had proper water even after the recent dry period.'





Jacobstow
SX202955 (1*) Suitable for All
Sent in by Peter D Smith (10/03/2011)

'On the narrow metalled road towards Poulza and marked on OS Explorer Map. It has a stony bottom, was a few inches deep when I visited, and was no more than one car's length. There is an alternative bridge which takes vehicles (right in the picture), but no signage whatsoever. '





Joppa
SW566361 (2*) Suitable for All
Sent in by John Brown (11/08/2003)

'The road splits to pass through an unusual double concrete watersplash, each about 3m to 4m across and an inch or so deep.'

http://www.geograph.org.uk





Kea
SW812425 (1*) Irish Bridge
Sent in by John Brown (11/08/2003)

'Concrete part-time ford with Ford signs, depth gauge and footbridge.'





Knighton
SX251794 (3*) Off-Roaders Only!
Sent in by John Brown (11/08/2003)

'Excellent gravel ford on 4x4 byway, 11m across and 8in deep. Footbridge.'





Lamorna
SW439251 (2*) Suitable for All
Sent in by Shaun Thomas (10/04/2006)

'On a track to a garden centre, this is a really nice one some 5 - 8 metres wide at least 12 inches deep with a gravel stone bottom, nice little footbridge beside it. It is obviously still being used by all types of traffic with good entry and exits.The lane it is on is also well used.'





Legonna
SW836593 (2*) Suitable for All
Image sent in by Nicholas Woollett

'Unusual lateral slab base and curving profile. Attractive granite slab bridge.'

http://www.geograph.org.uk







Lerryn Tidal Crossing
SX139570 (3*) Tidal
Sent in by John Brown (Image 1: 11/08/2003) and David Wilson (Image 2: 28/05/2005)

'In an upper tidal reach of the Fowey River lies the pretty village of Lerryn. From the far corner of the car park by the pub, an old cartway crosses the River Lerryn, alongside the stepping stones. At low tide, when there’s about a foot of (mainly fresh) water, it’s passable in a 4x4, but at high tide the whole thing is covered (Image 1).

The lane following the south bank of the creek downstream from the ford in Image 1 leads to Lerryn Quay, now a private house, and is submerged at spring high tides. Unfortunately, I was there at low water but the line of seaweed left by the last tide can be seen about 2/3 of the way across the road. An equinoctial spring tide would be 30-40 cm higher and cover the road completely, but neap tides would only get to the edge of the road. The stepping stones by the ford are just out of sight at the top left of Image 2.'





Lestithawel
SX232666 (1*) Off-Roaders Only!
Sent in by Shaun Thomas (23/08/2005)

'The ford itself about 10 foot across and upto 18" deep with gravel/sandy base.There is a broken foot bridge to one side. The ford itself is marked on the OS map and is on a very rough track marked as "other public access" no signage.

Entry from the south side is very muddy as can be seen in the pics. The exit from the North is far more firm however you then have a fairly steep rough climb out up to the tarmac about 1/2 mile away. There is plenty of evidence that off road bikes and quads use it but the exit path would be tight for a 4 x 4.'


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Lezant
SX337797 Image Wanted!
Sent in by John Walton

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Lower Rose
SW784548 (1*) Irish Bridge
Sent in by Chris Marsh (20/07/2003)

'Part-time with a weathered concrete base. Bring your own water!'





Middle Crackington
SX151958 (1*) Suitable for All
Sent in by John Brown (11/08/2003)

'Small concrete watersplash. Depth gauge, footbridge, no Ford signs. '





Milcombe
SX232550 (3*) Tidal
Sent in by John Brown (11/08/2003)

'Good gravel 4x4 ford with nasty lip on west side (remains of asphalt). Asphalt to farm on east side, then 4x4 road. Evidence of limited use by wheeled vehicles and horses. This should count as a tidal ford, as it cuts across the tip of the tidal creek as shown by the High Water Mark on the OS 1:50,000 map.' Mouseover sent in by Mark Varley (28/04/2004)





Milltown
SX098585 (1*) Irish Bridge
Sent in by Shaun Thomas (13/12/2005)

'On my visit it was in full flow covering some 5/8 metres of road and the full width of the road as you can see in the Image.'







Mountjoy
SW873591 (2*) Suitable for All
Sent in by Chris Marsh (20/07/2003)

'Slippery stone set base with quaint hump bridge. Note the 'nanny state' signage on approach (Image 2). The depth gauge is set to overestimate by a foot!'





Muchlarnick
SX223570 (2*) Off-Roaders Only!
Sent in by John Brown (11/08/2003)

'Good gravel 4x4 ford, about 9m across and a foot deep, on ORPA signed Unsuitable for Motors. No footbridge. The approach from Duloe is narrow but perfectly passable for 4x4s; that from Muchlarnick is the rocky horror show, with deep holes and big steps to surmount - difficult even for high 4x4s.'

Video sent in by Wayne A Enormous





Nambol
SW773214 (1*) Irish Bridge
Sent in by John Brown (11/08/2003)

'Part-timer with footbridge; no signs'







Nantithet
SW682224 (1*) Irish Bridge
Sent in by Shaun Thomas (Image 1: 28/03/2007) and Phil Robinson (Image 2: 09/04/2010)

'This Irish bridge on the main road to Cury at the bottom of Gilly Hill has signs near and far and as can be seen in the picture an over the top depth gauge.'







New Mill (x2!)

SW807458 (1*) Suitable for All
SW807458 (3*) Suitable for All
Sent in by Peter D. Smith (21/10/2004)

'The two fords at New Mill are on a substantial road, definitely suitable for all vehicles except in floods. The first ford is where the millstream crosses, rather a trickle in Image 1, but I have seen quite a flow on other occasions.

A little to the north, the second ford is where the River Kenwyn itself crosses the road. It has a depth gauge, as seen in both photographs. Both fords have the same base, more clearly seen in Image 1, probably of cut stones rather than bricks.'





New Mills
SX117911 (2*) Off-Roaders Only!
Sent in by John Brown (11/08/2003)

'A very attractive gravel ford, 10m across and a foot deep, in a picturesque setting by a white cottage with traditional countryman’s garden. Approach from the north on an asphalt lane down through some steep, tight hairpins; beyond the gate on the south side, a rugged trials hill climbs steeply to Treworld. '





Newbridge
SW797444 (1*) Irish Bridge
Sent in by Shaun Thomas (10/04/2006)

'An Irish bridge with near and far signs in its day or after heavy rain 2/3 metres wide and 6/12 inches deep. It has proper cobbled surface and is very well used so rarely slippery'







Pelynt
SX198544 (2*) Suitable for All
Sent in by John Brown (11/08/2003) and Mr Nice (25/03/2004)

'Pretty little concrete ford, signs, stone arched footbridge.'





Penare
SW994405 (1*) Suitable for All
Sent in by David Wilson (14/07/2003)

'A ford on one of Cornwall's narrower roads (and that's saying something!) just above the beach, a couple of inches deep in normal conditions. The only point of interest is that the two streams feeding it meet in the middle of the ford and flow out as one.'





Pencuke
SX161948 (1*) Suitable for All
Sent in by Shaun Thomas (01/10/2006)

'On a small yellow road which has been recently resurfaced and also given the honour of being marked "ford" . No more than a couple of metres across and about 2 - 3 inches deep, as can be seen there is a measuring stick which is a bit OTT. A very easy one.'





Penheale
SX269888 (2*) Off-Roaders Only!
Sent in by John Brown (11/08/2003)

'200 yards east of Penrose (see below), just off the yellow road, the gravel track to Penheale Manor passes through this fine ford, 17m across and 8in deep. Although there’s a public footpath beyond, there’s no footbridge.'





Penpill
SX342754 (1*) Suitable for All
Sent in by Shaun Thomas (28/02/2006)

'Little ford marked on the OS map right on a sharp bend. Full time, couple of metres across and 2/3 inches deep with concrete base. Has a ford sign near and far and a very old depth marker which is a bit out.'





Penrose
SX267888 (1*) Irish Bridge
Sent in by John Brown (11/08/2003)

'Irish bridge with Ford signs (distant and home), depth gauge and footbridge. '





Penwartha
SW761520 (1*) Off-Roaders Only!
Sent in by Terry Maquire (11/10/2004)

'This is a ford located in the middle of a signed byway driveable only in a 4 x 4 with 4 x 4 company. The Byway is almost a "Black Route" and not for the faint hearted. It can be driven in an unmodified vehicle with extreme care and concentration. Access to the ford from the north to the ford is easy for any suitable vehicle but only as far as the Ford. The uphill lane is very difficult, demanding and very challenging. Traversing skills are needed. Pin stripes are the trophy for a successful passage.

The Ford is solid gravel based with steep entry and exit. There is a Footbridge in well maintained order. Water level is around 20 inches but signs of much higher level is apparent. A Public footpath also crosses the ford.

JeepClub members Cornwall recently drove the lane and confirm accessability but would advise access from the south as this is downhill and much easier for those unmodded vehicles.

Beware of walkers on route as there are No Bolt holes or turning places.....Once committed there is no route back without damage.'

Video sent in by Wayne A Enormous





Polzeath
SW937790 (1*) Restricted Access
Sent in by Nigel Briggs and Peter D Smith (30/07/2005)

'A small but deep full-time ford, with sloping sides to approx 1/2 car length'









Restronguet Weir
SW813373 (3*) Tidal
Sent in by Michael Jeans-Jakobsson (30/10/2005)

'This is a public road to a private beach that provides a right of access to a dozen properties on Quay Road, along the side of Restronguet Creek. This very picturesque waterway is off Carrick Roads which is the estuary of the Fal and Truro Rivers. Residents keep tide tables in their hallways and glove-boxes, as the side away from the wall can get very deep at times. I have seen cars being driven across in desperation with the bow wave breaking over the outer wing! It has been known for cars (and hapless delivery vans) to get get stuck and very damp.

The beach is also a popular place for collecting seaweed at low tide (for agricultural purposes) and it is sometimes necessary to dodge a tractor and trailer.'







Roseworthy
SW800471 (1*) Suitable for All
Sent in by Chris Marsh (20/07/2003)

'One of the smallest full-timers I have encountered. Note the overkill depth gauge and diminutive slab bridge on Image 2 for those who can't muster a stride over a foot!'





Rosuick
SW749212 (1*) Irish Bridge
Sent in by Peter D. Smith (21/10/2004)

'Down a metalled road, narrow even by Cornish standards, is this miserable muddy trickle. It may have been an Irish Bridge: the mud made it difficult to tell! Suitable for all but wide vehicles.'





Ruan Major
SW707165 (1*) Irish Bridge
Sent in by Marcus J Preedy (17/02/2007)

'Part Time Ford with depth gauge and footbridge, suitable for all vehicles. '





St Ervan
SW891704 (1*) Suitable for All
Sent in by John Brown (11/08/2003)

'Follow the three-ply asphalt lane down past the church to find this pretty little watersplash by an enviably picturesque old mill house. Concrete bottom, about 2.5m across and 1” deep; footbridge, depth gauge, no Ford signs. '







St John Tidal Road
SX410539 (3*) Tidal
Sent in by John Brown (11/08/2003)

'At low tide, this is just a watersplash about a car’s length across, but when the tide comes in it floods the approaches to a length of about 350m. Multiple ford signs, depth gauges, raised footway at the central part.'





St Kew
SX020767 (3*) Suitable for All
Sent in by Chris Marsh (20/07/2003)

'A quality little ford. Steeply sloping concrete ramps span between tarmac and a set cobbled base. These act to compress suspension if hit with any pace to exacerbate any splashdown - keep the WD40 handy for such an action shot! About 8" deep on this visit'













St Mawgan (x3!)

SW873659 (3*) Restricted Access
SW860666 (2*) Off-Roaders Only!
SW859665 (1*) Off-Roaders Only!
Sent in by Chris Marsh (Images 1 & 2: 20/07/2003) and Peter D Smith (Image 3: 30/07/2005)

'Reed grain concrete base and about 4" deep on this visit. Sign on the far side of the road says private so needs checking with Cornwall CC.

The second ford lies down a road losing its battle with nature (Image 2). The ford is more of a monster then it looks. It has a rock bottom with steep ledges up to 18" deep. The bed profile now makes it unsuitable for cars. High clearance 4x4 only, which is a shame as the sister crossing on the same road is a 9" ford and more than suitable!'





St Michaels Mount Tidal Causeway
SW516302 (2*) Tidal
Sent in by John Brown (11/08/2003)

'The 400 metre long stone causeway to St Michael’s Mount starts on Marazion beach, at low tide accessible by vehicle down a ramp. At high tide, the beach and the causeway are completely covered. Only authorised vehicles may cross it, but it is in daily use to service this highly popular National Trust property, and the small community that live and work on the island.'

http://www.francisfrith.com/uk/







St Winnow
SX114581 (1*) Suitable for All
Sent in by John Brown (11/08/2003)

'The old cast iron signpost at the southern end rightly says that this road is “Impracticable for cars”, but it’s OK for 4x4s. The ford is just a shallow gravel watersplash, with a small raised footway.'





Talskiddy
SW913656 (3*) Suitable for All
Sent in by John Brown (11/08/2003)

'Good concrete ford, about 6m across and 1.5in deep, with small bridge alongside for light vehicles. Ford signs, depth gauge. '





Tawna
SX134674 (1*) Suitable for All
Sent in by John Brown (11/08/2003)

'Tiny watersplash on narrow lane; Ford signs, grassy raised footway. At 6ft, the depth gauge seems a bit overcautious. '





Tencreek
SX227523 (1*) Suitable for All
Sent in by John Brown (11/08/2003)

'Tiny watersplash on narrow ORPA signed Unsuitable for Motors, but OK for all types of vehicle to the ford from Tencreek; the road on to Porthallow is getting overgrown and looks little used. No signs or other accoutrements. '







Terras Bridge Tidal Road
SX248556 (1*) Tidal
Sent in by John Brown (11/08/2003) and Mr Nice (01/03/2004)

'This low wooden bridge across the creek of the East Looe River is a part-time tidal road, being liable to flooding at exceptionally high tides; raised walkway. '





Three Burrows
SW747477 (1*) Irish Bridge
Sent in by John Brown (11/08/2003)

'Concrete part-time ford. Depth gauge, raised footway, no Ford signs.'





Trebryan
SX084628 (1*) Suitable for All
Sent in by Shaun Thomas (28/12/2005)

'It wasn't worth the excursion about 1-2 metres across with concrete base approx 6 inches deep. Down an easy concrete/tarmac lane so suitable for all.'





Trebudannon
SW882615 (2*) Suitable for All
Sent in by Chris Marsh (20/07/2003)

'Concrete base and deeper than nearby Mountjoy despite lesser signage!'





Trecarne
SX097804 (3*) Off-Roaders Only!
Sent in by John Brown (11/08/2003)

'Not on the yellow road but immediately south of it, on the public byway to Henon (and part of the Camelford Way Moorland Walk), this excellent gravel ford is 11m across and 3in deep. Ford signs, fine clapper footbridge. '





Tregadjack
SW706229 (1*) Suitable for All
Sent in by Marcus Preedy (23/11/2006)

'It on an unclassified road (suitable for all vehicles) on southwest of the hamlet of Garras. The Ford has a dished concrete channel about 8’ across, with a 2” deep moderate flow, also a depth gauge and a footbridge a few feet away.'





Tregerry
SX214895 (1*) Irish Bridge
Sent in by John Brown (11/08/2003)

'Tarred part-timer with footbridge; no signs.'







Tregidden (x2!)

SW754229 (2*) Suitable for All
SW754231 (1*) Irish Bridge
Sent in by Peter D. Smith (21/10/2004) and Shaun Thomas (02/08/2005)

'This attractive watersplash is on the edge of the hamlet of Tregidden, and signed from the nearby crossroads. It is marked on the OS Explorer Map, as is another ford just to the north of the hamlet (Image 2), which is nothing more than a part-timer.'





Tregleath
SX026691 (1*) Irish Bridge
Sent in by John Brown (11/08/2003)

'Part timer shown on OS 1:25,000 map; Ford signs, small stone footbridge.'





Tregrylls
SX131894 (1*) Irish Bridge
Sent in by John Brown (11/08/2003)

'Concrete part-timer, with footbridge, depth gauge and Ford signs.'





Tregustick
SW987659 (3*) Off-Roaders Only!
Sent in by John Brown (11/08/2003)

'The rough byway to Withiel, a public bridleway and part of the Saints Trail, passes through this good ford, 12m across and 4in deep. Double footbridge.'





Trehunist
SX323637 (1*) Irish Bridge
Sent in by John Brown (11/08/2003)

'Part-timer on very narrow tarred lane. Ford signs, distant and home.'





Trekelland
SX297800 (2*) Suitable for All
Sent in by John Brown (11/08/2003)

'Nice little concrete ford, about 3m across and 2” deep. Ford signs, footbridge, little-used bridge for light vehicles on west side.'





Trekenner
SX338766 (1*) Irish Bridge
Sent in by Shaun Thomas (28/02/2006)

'Little Irish Bridge just off the junction'





Trekillick
SX060651 (1*) Irish Bridge
Sent in by John Brown (11/08/2003)

'Concrete part time ford marked on OS 1:25,000 map; small stone footbridge, no signs.'





Trelill
SX052777 (3*) Suitable for All
Sent in by Chris Marsh (20/07/2003)

'Attractive ford wider than most in the area. Weathered concrete base with a depth on this visit of about 5"'





Treneglos
SX203881 (1*) Off-Roaders Only!
Sent in by John Brown (11/08/2003)

'The local council may neglect the surface of this rough byway, passable by car with care but really fit only for 4x4s, but they were at least trimming the vegetation back when I was there. There are Unsuitable for Motors and Ford signs at both ends, and more Ford signs at the ford itself. This is a double splashdown, across two tiny streams that trickle across the road. Footbridge.'





Trengune
SX189932 (2*) Off-Roaders Only!
Sent in by Shaun Thomas (13/03/2007)

'This one is an absolute cracker right next to the bridge that has superseded it, it has a good gravel/stone bottom, good entry and exit, regularly used by tractors to clean wheels, right next to the yellow road & the bridge that replaces it. No signs but you can’t miss it probably a very good 2*. Open to all that are brave enough.'





Trescowthick
SW820479 (1*) Suitable for All
Sent in by John Brown (11/08/2003)

'Tiny setted ford, little more than a drain across the road. Small stone footbridge, no Ford signs. '





Tresparret
SX137912 (2*) Suitable for All
Sent in by Shaun Thomas (28/09/2006)

'Nice little ford down a newly tarmac road with Ford sign on one side. This ford looks little it has had a recent update and is amount 10 metres across and no more than 3" deep althought I would imagine there are times when it is deeper. Notice the over done measuring pole.'





Tressellern
SX237770 (1*) Suitable for All
Sent in by John Brown (11/08/2003)

'At the far end of the tarred lane signposted Bastreet, up on the edge of Bodmin Moor, the ford marked on the OS 1:25,000 map is a tiny trickle across the mouth of the unmade road to Tressellern farm. Not worth the detour in itself, but a pleasant quiet spot for a picnic. '





Trevague
SX238795 (3*) Suitable for All
Sent in by John Brown (11/08/2003)

'Good concrete ford, 10m across and 2in deep, on cul-de-sac road. Ford signs (distant and home), footbridge about 30yds to west. '







Watergate (x2!)

SX121821 (3*) Suitable for All
SX119814 (1*) Off-Roaders Only!
Sent in by John Brown (11/08/2003)

'Part of the Land's End to John o'Groats Reliability Trial (LE JOG), the first ford (image 1) has a good concrete bottom and lasts for around 3 car lengths (10m). Light traffic can use the bridge alongside (weight limit 3 tonnes).

A kilometre south of the foregoing. alongside the bridge, is this old ford, still occasionally used by farm traffic and horses. About a foot deep and 10m across.'





West Carne
SX198824 (1*) Irish Bridge
Sent in by John Brown (11/08/2003)

'Concrete part-time ford; signs (home and distant), footbridge.'





West Portholland
SW957419 (1*) Off-Roaders Only!
Sent in by Shaun Thomas (13/03/2007)

'This one has stone/gravel/sandy bottom, with gentle entry and exit but as per the pictures very muddy, used by forestry vehicles and therefore restricted access although only 20 ft from the yellow road. '





West Watergate
SX212530 (1*) Suitable for All
Sent in by John Brown (11/08/2003)

'Little concrete watersplash at junction, across mouth of road from NW. Small stone slab footbridge, signs on all three approach roads. '





Wheal Frances
SW787518 (1*) Off-Roaders Only!
Sent in by John Brown (11/08/2003)

'Small gravel ford on muddy woodland RUPP. Footbridge. '







Withielgoose Mills
SX012660 (3*) Restricted Access
Sent in by John Brown (Image 1: 11/08/2003) and Shaun Thomas (Image 2: 06/01/2006)

'The byway to Cork Farm, a public bridleway, leaves the yellow road through this fine gravel-bottomed ford, 20m across and 4in deep. Footbridge.'


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