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Cudzoziemiec

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Re: Fords
« Reply #250 on: September 11, 2020, 04:03:46 pm »
Ford at New Alresford by Russell Wiles, on Flickr
This one appears to have a grid pattern surface. Tiles, bricks? It looks like it would be virtually unrideable even without the river. What was it actually like?
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jiberjaber

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Re: Fords
« Reply #251 on: September 11, 2020, 04:07:38 pm »
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hahaha :)  :-*
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Joergen

Re: Fords
« Reply #252 on: September 14, 2020, 02:34:31 pm »
Ford at New Alresford by Russell Wiles, on Flickr
This one appears to have a grid pattern surface. Tiles, bricks? It looks like it would be virtually unrideable even without the river. What was it actually like?

Looking at the original it does look like bricks with a grid of holes in them.  I imagine that it might be OK to ride through but with a precious cargo on the back we didn't attempt a crossing.   :(

Kim

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Re: Fords
« Reply #253 on: September 15, 2020, 10:15:34 pm »
Ibstock:





I ignored the advice (mainly because there was a pedestrian on the bridge), and Nothing didn't happen.
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Re: Fords
« Reply #254 on: September 16, 2020, 10:45:38 pm »

Waded, rather than ridden. I thought there was no chance of success riding.
Glen Feshie, (Bing maps view)

Cudzoziemiec

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Re: Fords
« Reply #255 on: September 16, 2020, 11:10:46 pm »
Impressive! Was your route the stony path/road on the left or the track through the heather visible directly opposite the path you're on?
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Re: Fords
« Reply #256 on: September 18, 2020, 09:39:18 pm »
From the obvious land rover track on the other side, diagonally across the river.
It's mostly BB deep, or slightly over. I didn't even think about trying to ride it.

There's also another ford just round the bend to the left, by the rightmost tree, and a third further downstream.
The map shows the track sticking to the right bank in this area, but a landslip has taken it out so there's only a narrow path (on the left just above the gravelly landslip bit). It looked a bit precarious so I took the wet option. The Bing view shows it all (but probably doesn't work on a phone).

Cudzoziemiec

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Re: Fords
« Reply #257 on: September 20, 2020, 01:09:59 pm »
Thanks. I'd ignored the Bing maps link, thinking it was just a map rather than a – useful and interesting – aerial view.
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Re: Fords
« Reply #258 on: September 20, 2020, 11:13:49 pm »
Another surprise ford, that I didn't know would be on today's ride.  Bucklebury Ford, through the Pang, East of Hermitage.

Too deep for me. 

IMG_20200920_1 by a oxon, on Flickr

IMG_20200920_2 by a oxon, on Flickr

IMG_20200920_3 by a oxon, on Flickr


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Re: Fords
« Reply #259 on: October 14, 2020, 09:31:15 pm »
This one is on King Water North-East of Brampton in Cumbria.  Deeper than I expected so ended up with wet feet :(

IMG_0397 by Joe B, on Flickr

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Re: Fords
« Reply #260 on: November 04, 2020, 12:38:30 am »

Re: Fords
« Reply #261 on: November 28, 2020, 04:18:51 pm »
I’ve been through here via the footbridge countless times. However there is currently a section of the deck missing, and a few other sections looking less than solid.

Fortunately it is very shallow, barely coming above the rim. And not slippery.


Clumber Ford. by Luke Hayes, on Flickr


Clumber Ford. by Luke Hayes, on Flickr
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Re: Fords
« Reply #262 on: January 08, 2021, 03:59:53 pm »