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Bletherston
SN070200 (3*) Suitable for All
Sent in by Kevin Dunphy (18/02/2004)

'Best approached from east on A40. Turn right down steep hill crossing over railway after passing through Gelli. Concrete based approx 4-6 inches deep mostly. All vehicles.'









Canaston Wood (x3!)

SN079140 (1*) Off-Roaders Only!
SN089138 (1*) Off-Roaders Only!
SN090137 (1*) Off-Roaders Only!
Sent in by JK Dunphy (18/07/2004)

'Signposted either ends with 'Unsuitable for motor vehicles' hence 4WD only - very stony in places with deep puddles where muddy. Eastern entrance from Narberth Bridge turn off ( see Robeston Wathen ford )Also signposted bridleway / cycleway.'

'The woods now have locked metal barriers installed by the Forestry Commission to stop vehicles entering.' Martin Corey





Carew
SN051035 (4*) Tidal
Sent in by Kevin Dunphy (18/02/2004)

'Between Sageston and Carew. Depth varies greatly with tidal range and any recent heavy rains when it floods adjacent river banks in photo- then 4 feet deep, even with tide out! Stone track about 50 to 60 yds across in picture. 4WD only'







Carew Cheriton
SN044029 (4*) Off-Roaders Only!
Sent in by Humphrey Bolton (20/12/2005)

The eastern end of Paddock Lane, Carew Cheriton (the name is from the 1869 OS map) is a 'water lane' for about 50m. It is probably a public 'green lane' to Milton but I have not followed it beyond the ford. It looks to have been reconstructed not many years before the photos were taken in 1998. There is a footway at the side, well above water.'

'This is now a no through road. It was made into a path after the picture of the tractor going through. It has also overgrown.' Anthony Banfield







Castell Henllys (x2!)

SN118392 (3*) Suitable for All
SN114388 (2*) Restricted Access
Sent in by Graham Davis and JK Dunphy (07/08/2004)

'The northernmost ford has a concrete bottom and about 20 ft across with a small wooden footbridge to the one side on a 3 ply road just passed a nice farm house. The road actually curves slightly so a fast approach could be a little hairy. About 6" deep, but could be fun after a good welsh downpour. All usual depth and advance/warning signs.

The southernmost appears to be a footpath only, but is used by the local farmer as access for his cows. Rough and muddy track approaches from the west which I walked down. Ford is about 20ft long and about 1 ft deep, with a stony bottom. Concrete bridge to one side. No signs.'





Cilgwyn
SN078371 (2*) Off-Roaders Only!
Sent in by Andrew Babbs (04/01/2005)

'The white road has been tarmacked in the past but is now rather the worse for wear – and weather – but is driveable by car. The ford is about 10 to 12 feet across, with stone riverbed as a base. Water depth on my visit was 6 to 12 inches. I did not take my car through but it would be passable in a 4x4. Immediately upstream of the ford is the footbridge, which is gated at the west side – it was held shut with an elastic (bicycle) luggage strap!'

'The ford access is currently a total washout, even a 4x4 would struggle.' Martin Corey





Clarbeston Road
SN004210 (1*) Irish Bridge
Sent in by JK Dunphy (04/08/2004)

'Small Irish Bridge and road is usually dry.'





Cotland Mill
SN053193 (1*) Irish Bridge
Sent in by JK Dunphy (04/08/2004)

'Small Irish Bridge and road is usually dry.'





Crosswell
SN117362 (3*) Suitable for All
Sent in by Graham Davis and Kevin Dunphy (15/02/2004)

'3 ply steep access roads either side of this ford. Bottom is concrete and about 20ft long and was 6" deep. Small weir on downstream side and high bridge with 6ft depth sign on the upstream. Usual signs. I bet this is fun in the winter!!'







Garron Pill Tidal Road
SN019076 (3*) Tidal
Sent in by JK Dunphy (01/08/2004)

'Near Lawrenny approx 400 metres long. Road floods during high spring tides, possibly 4 feet deep in places, covering bank leading to footbridge in picture with the highest tides at equinoxes. 6feet high depth gauges either end of flooded section. All vehicles when tide is out and neap tides, otherwise 4WD when flooded. Centre section higher than both ends of section that floods. Flooded Pics were at a tide height of 7.1 Metres (2 feet deep on Garron Pill South Picture Height Gauge - near footbridge). Allow plus 15 minutes to Milford Haven high tide time table for Garron Pill for max depth. Road surface all tarmac over complete length.'





Gignog
SM883238 (3*) Suitable for All
Sent in by JK Dunphy (04/08/2004)

'Concrete based ford with 4 foot depth gauges, with footbridge on upstreamside. Approx 6 inches deep at bottom of depth gauge when visited.'





Llandeloy
SM852272 (2*) Off-Roaders Only!
Sent in by JK Dunphy (23/07/2004)

'Midway down a tarmaced, centre of which overgrown with 'Not suitable for Motor vehicles' notices either end single track lane. Easterly turn off opposite Lochmeyler Farm. Resembles a large muddy puddle but beware there is a deeper 'hole' on one side. Obviously it becomes deeper and much wider in wet weather.'





Llangwm
SN106224 (3*) Suitable for All
Sent in by Andrew Babbs and JK Dunphy (18/07/2004)

'This is a deep (full-time) ford with a base and ramps made of granite kerbstones laid flat, with the joints cemented. The depth of water was 6 to 8 inches on 2nd July 2004, after a relatively dry period. It can obviously get very much deeper as the footbridge is elevated well over the top of the 6 foot depth marker attached to its central pier. The ford length was about 10 metres / 30 feet. The ford is signposted at the main road junctions on either side and there are ‘Road unsuitable for motor vehicles’ signs on the eastern approach – although it was negotiable by car when visited.'





Loveston
SN082076 (1*) Irish Bridge
Sent in by JK Dunphy (23/07/2004)

'Irish Bridge - nearly always 'dry'. In my 14 years here I have only seen it overflow once and that was from a nearby marshy area that was overflowing along the road into the stream this bridge crosses.'





Maes-y-dderwen
SN117232 (1*) Suitable for All
Sent in by JK Dunphy (18/07/2004)

'Small road surfaced ford. Approached from A478 at turning opposite 'Bush Inn' (Good food!) in Llandissilio.'





Penffordd
SN086230 (1*) Irish Bridge
Sent in by Andrew Babbs and JK Dunphy (18/07/2004)

'Small Irish Bridge with a short pedestrian footbridge over the channel across the road on the south side of the road, a kilometre to the east of Penffordd. When I drove along last Friday, the road was dry – which is hardly surprising given the recent dry weather. When the road is flooded I would estimate that the distance between dry road on either side would be 1 to 2 metres – so it’s not very big. The road is tarmac throughout, with concrete shoulders.'





Robeston Wathen
SN084150 (2*) Suitable for All
Sent in by JK Dunphy (18/07/2004)

'Best approached along lane leading from Narberth Bridge. Robeston Wathen approach is a very long, narrow and twisty concreted track with rock sided lane -limited passing places along this lane.'





Sandy Haven
SM855075 (4*) Tidal
Sent in by Anthony Banfield (18/06/2007)

' As you drive down the slipway on to the beach you need to turn 180 degree's otherwise you will get stuck in the mud upstream. You have to drive about 300 yards down towards the sea and turn right. There is a large anchor chain on the other side of the river, normally there is a small red boat at the chain. The crossing is all sand and about 1-3 ft deep at low tide. As the tide gets higher from about 3 hours after low tide the river runs extremely fast upstream. DO NOT ATTEMPT AT HIGH TIDE, at high tide after you leave the slipway it starts at 1 ft deep and about 3 meters in it becomes about 7 ft deep. At high tide the river at the crossing point it is approximately 20-30 ft deep.'





Slatemill Bridge
SM821091 (2*) Restricted Access
Sent in by Geraint A Jones (19/11/2004)

'The stream itself is crossed now by a modern bridge, but with permission form the land owner who lives in the house on the bridge the original ford can be crossed just to the side of the bridge. At the time of visiting there had been heavy rain fall and the depth was about 18” at its deepest. However during the summer months this ford dries up completely to hard baked mud.'







St Davids
SM750253 (3*) Off-Roaders Only!
Sent in by David Lang (20/10/2003), Timothy Lidbetter (01/05/2004) and Craig Hamm (04/06/2004)

'Image 2 shows how close the ford is to the west front of the cathedral - which really is that shade of purple when it's wet! Don't be detered by the fact that it looks like the ford takes you into the Catherdrals private car park!

The ford is about 18" deep, but the river bed is not solid: once you're off the deceptively solid concrete ramp it's made of pillow-sized boulders. Although I saw two 4x4s use it with no trouble, I had to help push an Escort out that had got completely stuck. I certainly wouldn't trust my Mondeo to it!'

'Just a note on the St David's ford - I approached it with the cathedral on the right a couple of years ago in my Clio... What started off as a gentle slope suddenly dropped what seemed a good few inches, taking of my NS inner wing. I ploughed on not wanting to stop and the poor 1100cc car just had the guts to climb out of the 'step' (or I may have just hit rocks) on the other side. Very deceptive!' Simon Holland





St Florence
SN081008 (1*) Suitable for All
Sent in by JK Dunphy (23/07/2004)

'Best approached from the turn off along the B4318, through St Florence, turn left and then immediately right at the side of an old chapel, after passing the 'Sun Inn' on the one way system through village. Generally dry through summer months but occasionally overflows its culvert after a lot of rain. St Florence known for its scenic beauty in this area.'







The Parrog Tidal Crossing
SN050396 (3*) Tidal
Sent in by Andrew Babbs (24/03/2006)

'At Parrog, there is well a well defined route across the sands linking Parrog Road and Feidr Brenin - both of which have slip ways down to the shore. Image 1 show the view looking west with a car heading the western (Feidr Brenin) ramp ~ the road passing between rocks just in front of the car. The beach is used as a parking area and also provides (the only vehicular) access via the two ramps on the left to sea front cottages. Image 2 is looking in the other direction from the sand road between the rocks back to the Parrog Road eastern ramp. The tyre marks in the sand demonstrate that this is a well used route. At high tide, the entire area is covered in water, thus classifying the route as a 'wet road' and no doubt, providing a challenge to 4x4s - if they survive the salt water!'







Trerhos (x2!)

SM919274 (2*) Suitable for All
SM920275 (2*) Suitable for All
Sent in by JK Dunphy (07/08/2004)

'Both fords concrete based with small footbridges at side, approx 12 feet wide, approx 4-6ins deep during sumer months, suitable for all vehicles. '


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Upper Danbarch
SM960262 Image Wanted!
Sent in by Andrew Babbs

'I had driven this way on a number of occasions without realising that the Irish Bridge existed. The stream flows north-westwards parallel to the road edge for 100 yards before looping away from the road and then passing under the road in a culvert. There is provision for water to cross the road at periods of high water flow and a concrete slab footbridge (without handrails) for pedestrians. Quite a pretty spot.'









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