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Bishopston
SS577894 (1*) Irish Bridge
Sent in by Graham Hardy (20/08/2006)

"Pretty ford with cobbled base on Old Kittle Road near the church and accessed from the B4436 (the new Kittle Road !). Ford signs but no depth gauge and unfortunately no water either on this August visit !"





Bryncethin
SS916854 (3*) Off-Roaders Only!
Sent in by David Harris (19/08/2003)

'Ford crossing passes 2 residential homes, base is solid, not stony, unless washed down. slight entry angle probably best to cross this in a 4x4. Road is a BOAT and is driveable to all vehicles.'





Burry
SS455901 (1*) Restricted Access
Sent in by Jon Swan (03/05/2003)

'On the Gower peninsula. Short and and shallow, adjacent to the public road but actually looks like it is part of the private access to the farm. Pebble, gravel, and sand bottom. There is a footbridge a few yards away for the footpath that runs along the lane towards the farm. Adjacent to the footbridge there is also a 'road bridge' for the farm track. Look as though this ford might be used for heavier vehicles to avoid straining the bridge. With caution could be crossed in an ordinary car.'





Duffryn
SS830948 (1*) Off-Roaders Only!
Sent in by Roger Fairclough (25/08/2008)

'On a byway Approx 6 miles ( as the crow flies ) East of Neath in South Wales. It's a small stream approx 1 mile long that joins the Afon Afan river. The base of the ford is packed brick shaped stone blocks and the water depth is approx 3-4".Access is only via a 4x4.'





Dunvant
SS585933 (2*) Suitable for All
Sent in by Graham Hardy (20/08/2006)

"South of Dunvent at the end of Dool Lane which is metalled up to the ford but unmetaled beyond it no signage or depth gauge and no more than a puddle in August."





Gowerton
SS580972 (3*) Tidal
Sent in by Simon Rees (01/11/2010)

'The Marsh road between Lougher and Gowerton gets flooded every high tide. Image 1 shows my Disco about 45 mins after the tide went out, the water was up to the bottom of the windows....Note the Lack of Snorkel - Now rectified!'





Ilston
SS555907 (2*) Restricted Access
Sent in by Graham Hardy (20/08/2006)

"At entrance to Ilston Quarry, a nature reserve run by the Gower Wildlife Trust; no vehicular access to the quarry and the gate is locked; but the ford is accessible and has a pretty waterfall."





Llanrhidian Tidal Road
SS504936 (2*) Tidal
Sent in by Graham Hardy (20/08/2006)









Nant Lechyd
SS949880 (3*) Suitable for All
Sent in by Fred ? (Image 1: 07/06/2008) and Chris Averis (28/04/2014)

'It is near Glynogwr off the A4093 near Bridgend'







Parkmill
SS543892 (3*) Suitable for All
Sent in by Jon Swan (Image 1: 03/05/2003) and Heinrich Rathje (Image 2: 28/09/2012)

'Behind the watermill and Heritage Centre on a public road, just off the A road that runs down the Gower peninsula, this is a smallish, shallow 1", ford with a smooth concrete bottom. Footbridge. No roadsigns but a handmade sign warning pedestrians that the surface is slippy.'





Wern-Olau
SS564961 (2*) Suitable for All
Sent in by Graham Hardy (20/08/2006)

"Lane north from Wern-Olau to the B4295 is metalled until just before the ford, unmetalled beyond it, but suitable for all with care; no signage or depth-gauge and only 3 or 4 inches deep (in August at least)"









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