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SJ082548 (3*) Off-Roaders Only!
Sent in by Gary Jones and Family (19/01/2006)
'The Lane coming down to ford is very overgrown, when I crossed (13 Jan 2007) I estimate about 20 foot wide, 2 foot at its deepest point, steep lip on exit cause's towbar to ground slightly. Footbridge crossing very close to ford.'
SJ058428 (5*) Off-Roaders Only!
SJ054421 (4*) Off-Roaders Only!
Sent in by Mark Wells (Images 1&2: 13/11/2003), Michael Enderby (Image 3: 28/06/2004) and Phil Taylor (13/04/2009)
'The first ford Nr Corwen, locally known as the 'carwash' is very popular with 4x4's, access is easy and the surface is firm with a few small rocks, a 4x4 with good wading ability is the important. There have been reports of barbed wire being placed in the water as you enter the ford, so worth having a good look before you cross. (Images 1 & 2)'
'The second ford is just downstream and quite similar, the finish is on a green lane but the start is on a standard C road.'
SJ056579 (2*) Off-Roaders Only!
Sent in by Roger Westwood (22/07/2007)
'The was a small bridge next to the ford, which was suitable for Vehicles but signed as a 'Private Bridge' it looked as if it does get used, but the river bed is quite rocky, and it didn't look like there was anywhere to turn round on the other side, so I made do with just looking at it! '
SJ232565 (2*) Suitable for All
An unusual 'boulder bottomed' ford. There are no signs warning in advance of this one, let alone warning of the uneven road surface!
SJ190570 (2*) Off-Roaders Only!
SJ187574 Image Wanted!
Sent in by Chris Marsh (03/11/2003)
Details by Brynmor Pierce
'It is very hard to find, you should try it at night on a rally! Muddy / slippy approach from either direction, sharp descent into usually quite deep water. I have a picture of my MK1 Escort in it with the wheels not even visible! Only really suitable for a Landrover or something similar.' Mousoever sent in by Neil Harrison, 18/10/2007
Details from Iain, Warrington:
'Road from one side now gated and marked "private property keep out". Road from the other side stops abruptly on an artificially raised bank and there is no vehicular access. Not happy with this I asked at the caravan site next to it and they said it had been like that for a couple of years?
Spoke to a friend from Brynteg and she says there is a ford still. There used to be two but one was closed off. The closed off one she confirmed at the location on above. The explorer map shows a ford at: SJ187574 though she says that it would not be suitable for any vehicles.'
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Sent in by Darren Preston (28/01/2011)
SJ193610 (2*) Off-Roaders Only!
Sent in by John Linley (17/01/2008)
'There is local legend about a ford crossing the river Alyn. This is documented in a book titled "The Keys to Avalon" linking the legend of King Arthur with this area. (ISBN 1 86204 723 9 & ISBN 1 86204 723 5)
The legend is that Urien Rheged found a maiden washing her hair in the river at the ford & he took pleasure in her. It seems that she may have been Modron (Later referred to as Morgan le Fay) & 9 months later she presented him with twins; a boy & a girl.
The ford now has a bridge alongside (just showing on the left of the photos). However, it looks like since the bridge has been built an impromptu mound of earth has appeared on the exit of the ford heading for Maeshafn. This effectively renders the ford undriveable except in maybe a really serious off roader.Will Benton
SH874657 (2*) Off-Roaders Only!
Sent in by Ian Jolly (02/04/2005)
'It is on the old pre-turnpike road which was replaced c1862 when they upgraded what is now the A548 from Llanrwst to Abergele. The road still appears to be used by the odd tractor. The road surface on either side is the old Macadam stone surface but it is a bit eroded at either side of the ford. River bottom appears just to be stones/pebbles - about a foot deep at a guess. Wouldn't like to try it by car but my horse would probably make it! Water was quite murky after rain but level did not seem to be much above normal if any.'
SJ233477 (3*) Suitable for All
Worlds End is an adventure from start to finish! To get to the ford requires a drive of some miles along a twisty narrow lane, and all that is actually at Worlds End is the ford and a large rocky outcrop. The ford itself is a gem, shallow but full of character. It is a couple of car lengths across with stepping stones across the stepped terraces downstream.
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