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Barnwell
TL049843 (2*) Suitable for All
Sent in by Paul Simpson and Hiroyuki & Kumiko Kasahara (10/10/2004)

'There is a brook running through the picture postcard village with a road on either side which eventually come to a dead end. The ford is about halfway along connecting the two sides although there is a bridge a few hundred yards away in either direction. It has a concrete base which acts as weir and yesterday there was only a trickle of water flowing over the road although it was suffiicient for blackbirds to bathe in. There is a footbridge next to it but no signs or depth markers.'





Caldecott
SP984691 (1*) Irish Bridge
Sent in by Paul Sulphur (10/10/2006)

'Solid asphalt construction with the water flowing underneath normally, but after heavy rain I've seen the water level reach the bottom rail of the safety bars.'





Chacombe
SP493439 (1*) Suitable for All
Sent in by Andrew JD Smith (27/10/2004)

'This is a shallow ford with a natural base at the end of a tarmac lane. A short stretch of unmade byway follows before it re-emerges in the village. It is motorable throughout.'





Chelveston
SP987696 (1*) Irish Bridge
Sent in by Paul Sulphur (10/10/2006)

'Solid asphalt construction with the water flowing underneath normally, but after heavy rain I've seen the water level reach the bottom rail of the safety bar. It crosses the road at an angle of 30 degrees left to right, indeed the stream follows the road for some 300 feet and can cover the road as well during flood.'





Croughton
SP540332 (1*) Suitable for All
Sent in by Peter D. Smith (24/10/2004)

'This ford is on the minor road called Mill Lane leading southwards from the west of the village. The road is of tarmac until the ford, is thereafter of firm gravel, and ends at the old mill. The ford has a concrete base, though there are a few potholes and the northern ramp is uneven due to tarmac erosion. It is a few inches deep, about one car length. There is a wooden footbridge. Immediately after crossing the road, the stream falls down a 3-foot apparently natural waterfall into a wood. The start of Mill Lane indicates a no through road but not the ford. Careful scrutiny of the OS Landranger map shows the blue line of the stream crossing the white road; the OS Explorer map bears the word 'Ford' as well.'





Deene
SP938936 (1*) Irish Bridge
Sent in by John Walton (02/07/2012)

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Dodford
SP614607 (3*) Off-Roaders Only!
Sent in by Simon Edginton (Image 1: 03/12/2002), Matthew Evans (Image 2: 18/02/2005) and Darren Mumford (Image 3: 14/09/2005)

Ford is on a byway, about 15 yards long - running along the stream bed, with a sound stone/gravel bottom. Was about a foot deep on the day, but would imagine it to usually be 4 - 6".







Geddington
SP894829 (4*) Suitable for All
Sent in by Nigel Morgan (08/05/2003) and James Collins (09/02/2005)

'Geddington is a longer than usual ford, with a road bridge at the side. The ford has a concrete base which can be slippery. The depth is normally about 6 inches but can rise to approx 3 feet if flooded.'





Moreton Pinkney
SP572493 (2*) Suitable for All
Sent in by Andrew JD Smith (27/10/2004)

'This ford has a concrete base and is at the end of a tarmac road that continues as an unmade lane. It is only two or three inches deep.'





Moulton
SP767662 (2*) Suitable for All
Sent in by Robert Neal (20/02/2003)

'It has a footbridge to one side and a concrete base the stream is usually about 2" to 4" deep but if flooded can be up to 3 feet deep. The lane is surfaced to the south of the ford and unsurfaced to the north but passable to all vehicles.'





Nassington
TL062966 (3*) Restricted Access
Sent in by David Landy (03/07/2004)

'At the end of a byway with a gravel base, so really only for 4x4s. It is about a foot deep normally, but does get a lot deeper in the winter or after periods of heavy rain.' This is on a byway that at the moment the legal vehicular right are in question. The county council RoW dept could not tell us whether it's open to motor vehicles or not.





Stuchbury
SP569437 (1*) Off-Roaders Only!
Sent in by Adam Walton (01/09/2008)

'The stream is very small, no more than 4 or 5 feet wide and maybe a foot deep (but it's wet all the same). The exit is seriously rutted though.'





Thorpe Waterville
TL017816 (1*) Irish Bridge
Sent in by Neil Watterson (09/03/2007)

'This ford is just a road for most of the year and runs across the River Nene flood plain. The river normally runs along the edges of the plain, but after heavy rain the area floods, giving a few hundred yards of ford. I'm not sure how deep it can get but was around 10-inches deep when I drove it and it had receded a bit by then. A raised footpath, with bridges, sits on the north side of the road. Permanent 'Flood' signs are located at each end of the road. '





Walton Grounds
SP508347 (1*) Off-Roaders Only!
Sent in by Graham Whiting and The Graham Trolls (09/08/2004)

'The entrance to the byway is in front of the house, then it turns right across a field to the ford in the trees. Probably could be driven in a normal car, but only through the ford to the farm yard, after that the ruts are deep. Easy in a 4x4. Small bridge to side.'





Whittlebury
SP709428 (1*) Irish Bridge
Sent in by Graham Hardy (17/10/2005)

'Although shown on the OS 1:50000 map; very little evidence can be found on the ground, just a slight dip in the road where the stream crosses."'





Woodford
SP966780 (2*) Suitable for All
Sent in by David Landy (27/07/2003)











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