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Bletchingley
TQ577300 (1*) Restricted Access
Sent in by Nicholas Woollett and Mike Thomas (21/11/2005)

'The ford is on a sharp bend in the RPP and was bone dry but the approach and depart roads had been regraded recently with no evidence of vehicular use. The footbridge is new but I think in a wet Octber this may well be formidable challenge if only to avoid the corner of the bridge. You can't see it in the shot but the approach and depart are steep. Take Care.

Approaches to and from are on smooth gravel but the County Council (East Sussex) have placed bollards at both ends which would width restrict all 4 x 4s but not maybe all cars. There is also a hump at each set of bollards so that leaves people, horses, bikes and narrow cars!'

I found another similar ford with a brand new foot bridge on a well surfaced byway about two miles from Bletchinglye Farm ford. The stream was barely wet but the surface was broken stone and would be accessible to most vehicles with good ground clearance but the track is narrow so take care.'





Fairwarp
TQ476268 (2*) Suitable for All
Sent in by Nicholas Woollett (05/08/2002)

'Again a splash rather than a ford but it did have water in it. In retrospect it would have been better not to park in it because the ford is on a sharp blind bend . Nevertheless, a typical Ashdown Forest ford.'







Forest Row (x2!)

TQ437342 (2*) Restricted Access
TQ434343 (1*) Irish Bridge
Sent in by Nicholas Woollett (Image 1: 05/09/2005) and (Image 2: 05/08/2002)

'This part timer usually has water in it most of the year. Vehicles seem to be allowed and there are no restrictions visible about access. Care is needed because of the sharp drop on each side not visible when the ford is properly wet.'

'I found the second ford unexpectedly when I was leading a walk but lost my way having left my compass behind. Anyway the water seems genuine and it was taken in July this year during the long dry spell. It is actually on the route of the Vanguard Way LDP (green diamond chain on Explorer 135) at MR 437342 but it isn't clear what it's legal status is.

At the end of the track a green Ashdown Forest Conservators sign lying in the verge saying No Parking, No Through Road.'







High Cross
TQ560278 (1*) Off-Roaders Only!
Sent in by Mike Thomas (21/11/2005)

'Image 1 shows a width restriction gate commonly used in East Sussex. Between the posts there is ramp that will ground most road cars.

The ford is on a Byway with no footbridge. There is a wear on the left of the ford and it should be possible to jump over / wade most times of year.'





Horney Common
TQ459258 (1*) Irish Bridge
Sent in by Roger Keene and Colin Leonard (07/11/2004)

'Part time ford, but can be deep and fast-flowing after heavy rain. Suitable for all with a smooth bottom and Footbridge.'





Jarvis Brook
TQ541298 (3*) Suitable for All
Sent in by Nicholas Woollett (05/08/2002)

'This part timer usually has water in it most of the year. Vehicles seem to be allowed and there are no restrictions visible about access. Care is needed because of the sharp drop on each side not visible when the ford is properly wet.'





Newbridge
TQ456326 (3*) Suitable for All
Sent in by Nicholas Woollett (05/08/2002)

'This ford is at Newbridge on Ashdown Forest the home of Winnie the Pooh. It is quite deep and at the bottom of a long hill. Apparently the people opposite have strengthened their fence to prevent vehicles sliding over the ice on a frosty day and into their property opposite.'

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Stumblewood Common
TQ401307 (2*) Suitable for All
Sent in by Nicholas Woollett (05/08/2002)

'This ford is near Birch Grove the seat of Harold Macmillan and on the edge of Stumblewoood Common, Ashdown Forest. In fact it is more of a splash. The view shows the car's wheels turning to the right for two reasons, 1 to miss the photographer and 2 because the ford is on the apex of a sharp uphill right hand bend which would be tricky in poor weather conditions!'









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