Run your mouse over the map to see the county names:
Click to see the fords...
to the Guide
ford reported is classified on a county-by-county basis. Where,
the ford appears on a county border, it will be classified under the
county of the nearest settlement. Each ford will have an entry in the database containing:
1. Name of the ford
2. Landranger map reference of the ford. A click on this link will open up a new window
showing the exact location of the ford in MultiMap
3. Rating and suitability of the ford
4. Name of contributer and date submitted
5. Some general info
6. A thumbnail of the ford (where available). By clicking on the
thumbnail, a new window will open up with a bigger image of the
ford. If this symbol
appears next to the name
of the ford at the top of the new window, then the image is
animated. Run your mouse over the image to change it
are a bit subjective, but every Ford with a full
listing (i.e. details, image and map) is given a grading which
represents a fords 'visitability'. A rough indication of what this
means is given as follows:
Watersplash or Irish Bridge (Ford culverted at low flows).
Ford or rough larger Ford unsuitable for all vehicles.
Ford or large Ford unsuitable for all vehicles.
unusually deep or long Ford.
tourist attraction in its own right!
for Entry into the Guide
I first started this guide, I reckoned that there would be about 150
fords across the country to visit. Obviously misguided, I now
realise that the figure will be closer to 1500! As such, I have
had to decide upon some strict criteria for inclusion to the
guide. Pretty much most get through, but I don't want the
utility of the site to be swamped by little trickles across tracks in
upland areas of the UK! If a ford satisfies one of these
guidelines, then that is good enough for me!
ford is driveable by 'any' car. Bear in mind that access to the ford
needs to be driveable too!
2. Any ford marked on a 1:50000 Landranger series.
3. Old fords recently sealed off and still accessible by cyclists and
horse riders where the road is clearly in use at either side of the
ford. e.g. High Wycombe.
4. 'Larger' fords on byways, providing the byway would remain in a
motorable condition throughout most of the year. When does a ford
become large is the problem here? I would say, no Irish Bridges or
small trickles - anything from what would be a 3* on a normal road and
it! If not sure send it in anyway: firstname.lastname@example.org