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Coed y Wallas
SS908756 (3*) Suitable for All
Sent in by Anon (Image 1: 04/02/2007) and Daniel Fasham (Image 2: 23/06/2007)

'The ford is in Cwm Alun, in betwen Wick and Ewenny, near Bridgend in South Wales. It has a hard base, with large stepping stones beside it for walkers. No depth gauge. Enough space to park or turn around on either side. The approach from the south side is down a very narrow and steep road (goes under the Cardiff-Bridgend railway line), so its best approached from the east. I would recommend a 4x4 after heavy rain, but after in dry weather a normal car should be OK. Its best to err on the side of caution.'

Llancarfan (x2!)

ST051704 (3*) Suitable for All
ST051705 (1*) Off-Roaders Only!
Sent in by Jon Swan (02/05/2003)

'Llancarfan is an exceptionally pretty village and the main ford (the southern one: Image 1) is right in the village centre. It is shallow (an inch or so) and the bottom is smooth concrete which even the most timid might attempt 2 to 3 car lengths wide (it is wider on the downstream side) and the road is wide enough for a a couple of cars to pass. The T-junction on the western side and a slightly slippy base mean that you will need to watch your speed approaching from the east. Footbridge, "try your brakes signs" but couldn't see "ford" signs. A very pretty setting.

The second (Northern: Image 2) ford is well hidden. If approached from the SE it is down a road marked with a no through road sign, and 15' or so of mud track (this track and the road beyond can just be seen in the top left of the photo'). From the NW the entrance is down a very steep short (10' or so) rough tarmac slope from a very well hidden turn of the 'main' road. An even more hidden "unsuitable for motors" sign can be found in the 'hedge'. It is only shallow (2" or 3"), though looks as though it may get deeper. However, the very steep lip on both entry and exit, and a very rough pebbled bottom make it tricky and probably for 4x4s only. Footbridge.'

Llantwit Major
SS966690 (1*) Off-Roaders Only!
Sent in by Graham Davis (10/10/2011)

'Stream is no more than a foot wide and down quite a steep hollow, but from the photos it has been used. No depth gauge, but signs either end of the short road.'

Ogmore (x2!)

SS881769 (4*) Tidal
SS883773 (2*) Tidal
Sent in by David Harris (19/08/2003)

'The first crossing is actually next to the stepping stones. Be warned the river is tidal, and a crossing should not be attempted unless you can see the stepping stones. 4x4 only, due to the depth and the entry/exit angles of the banks.

The second ford is much rougher. When crossing from Ogmore Castle towards Merthyr Mawr be aware that there is a large 'hole' on the right hand side as you enter the water, so stay left andabout halfway into the river turn right to take the exit bank.' www.wherecanifind.com

ST062940 (2*) Off-Roaders Only!
Sent in by David Harris (19/08/2003)

'Suitable only for 4x4s due to the very poor condition of the rocky base.'

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