News

The target of visiting all of the "officially" recognised English Fords on the 'Wetroads' website is now down to the final 16!!!. The 'To Do' database of "new fords" is being added to all the time and currently stands at 433. We do plan more visits this year once lockdown restrictions allow. We have trips to Exmoor in May, the Isle of Man perhaps in late August/early September and hopefully a few more too along the way. We will add more improvements to the site going forward so any feedback or ideas will be gratefully received. It's great to hear from you with your questions and observations and I will always try to answer as quickly as I can. Stay Safe.

Another Vintage Postcard

20/04/2021

A 1920's postcard from the New Forest. ...more

Do you recognise this Ford?

17/04/2021

Grundisburgh Ford? ...more

The Watersplash by Patricia Wentworth

13/03/2021

A murder mystery novel featuring a ford! ...more

Helford Ford

06/03/2021

Julia Bradbury at Helford Ford ...more

Landslide at Swettenham Ford

28/02/2021

Road damaged at Swettenham Ford ...more

January 2021 Floods

18/01/2021

Glaisdale & Westgate Fords - Floodwater Incidents ...more

Former Ford at Stock, Essex

05/11/2020

A postcard image of the former watersplash at Stock. ...more

Ford Closed - to all but horses and dogs

03/09/2020

Ford at Lower Slaughter ...more

Isle of Wight

29/07/2020

Carisbrooke Ford, IOW by Emma Hiom ...more

What could this be?

08/07/2020

GUR at Royal Ashdown GC ...more

Borrowed Pasture - an update

27/06/2020

More on the farm at Pen-y-Gaer ...more

Malmsmead Ford Jigsaw

19/04/2020

Another vintage jigsaw ...more

Eynsford Ford Jigsaw

13/04/2020

A vintage jigsaw of a classic English Ford ...more

Lock down

29/03/2020

Well what else is there to do. ...more

BBC Weather Watchers Pic of the Season - Winter 2019/20

07/03/2020

Is this stunning photo of the ford at Cannock Chase the winning entry? ...more

February Flooding

17/02/2020

Storm Dennis ravages parts of the country... ...more

Fords and Rallying

31/12/2019

LeJoG 2019 - Binneford Ford Devon ...more

Yet More Celebrity Antiques Road Trip

17/11/2019

Hail Weston Ford, Cambridgeshire. ...more

More Celebrity Antiques Road Trip

17/11/2019

Series 9 Episode 5/20 ...more

Chillingham Castle Ford

05/11/2019

Britain By Bike With Larry and George Lamb - Channel 5 ...more

Borrowed Pasture

14/10/2019

What has become of this farm at Pen Y Gaer? ...more

New Ford Signs Being Trialled in Nottinghamshire

16/08/2019

New electronic signs are being trialled at the ford at Rufford Mill in Nottinghamshire which tops the list for the most emergency callouts. ...more

A Recent Trip to Scotland

31/07/2019

An interesting ford passing under the Forth Clyde Canal ...more

Devastation At "James Herriot Ford"

30/07/2019

This is the aftermath of the rainstorm on July 30th. ...more

Vintage Postcard Ford

04/07/2019

Do you recognise this ford? ...more

English Lake District Visit

18/06/2019

Flying Scotsman 2019 ...more

Welsh Trip In Planning Stage

19/01/2019

A pencil drawing by Malcolm Coils from painters-online.co.uk and a Geograph image by Alan Hughes of Brandy Brook Ford uploaded under the Creative Commons Licence. ...more

Doles Farm Ford

23/12/2018

Another Fording Tragedy ...more

English Fords on the Course

23/10/2018

EF logo now appearing on the golf course. ...more

North West Devon Trip

04/10/2018

The images from our recent Devon trip are now available on the Latest Uploads tab. ...more

Another Ford from Antiques Road Trip

08/08/2018

Series 16 Episode 15 ...more

Rights of Way

02/08/2018

I have added a new link to the OS Blog where Rights of Way are explained. ...more

May Bank Holiday trip to Wycoller Country Park

05/05/2018

Two fantastic setted fords, a packhorse bridge,a clapper bridge and a listed ancient monument (clam bridge), all at Wycoller Country Park. ...more

County Durham Trip

24/03/2018

Another visit to the uplands of the North Pennines. ...more

Wycoller Ford Lancashire

05/01/2018

An introduction to the work of Keith Melling ...more

Arbuthnot Trial

04/12/2017

Fording at Stratford Tony...... ...more

Fording the River Wensum at Sculthorpe Mill

29/10/2017

A recent visit to Norfolk saw us back at Sculthorpe Mill.... ...more

Thack Wath

21/08/2017

Coming soon are photographs from our latest visit to North Yorkshire. ...more

Geddington Ford

11/07/2017

Geddington Ford and Morgan ...more

BBC Celebrity Antiques Road Trip

25/11/2016

Series 6 Episode 10 ...more

Waitrose Weekend Newspaper Feature

03/11/2016

"How Driving Makes A Splash" ...more

Antiques Road Trip

08/10/2016

Gweek Ford Cornwall visited by Philip & Catherine ...more

Forestry Commission Recreating New Forest Stream Meanders

13/09/2016

Objections to Forestry Commission stream diversion works in New Forest. ...more

Pre-Worboy Road Signs

04/08/2016

Can anybody contribute a pre-Worboy 'Ford' road sign? ...more

West Hendred Ford

13/06/2016

New Ford sent in by Kate Kessling ...more

Worcs branch of Austin Ten Drivers Club at Shell Ford

25/05/2016

We came across this happy bunch of Austin Ten enthusiasts whilst revisiting Shell Ford. ...more

Coming Soon Images From Our Latest Trip

21/03/2016

March 2016 saw a visit to over 80 fords mainly in Wiltshire and parts of Dorset and Somerset ...more

Julia Bradbury's Walk to Castle Crag

28/02/2016

This ford at Rosthwaite in Borrowdale, Cumbria appeared in episode 2 of Julia Bradbury's new ITV series "Best Walks With a View". ...more

BBC's new three part "comedy thriller" - The Stag

27/02/2016

A scene from the first part of this BBC three parter was shot at Iver Ford in Buckinghamshire. ...more

Hants/Wilts/Dorset and Somerset 2016 Season

28/01/2016

This year we are hoping to finish off the final 250 or so target fords ...more

Can anyone identify this postcard ford

19/02/2016

Can anyone identify this postcard ford ...more

Linton Fords in Cambridgeshire

17/12/2015

A new ford in Horn Lane, Linton ...more

Shropshire fords now completed..............

30/10/2015

An October visit to Autumnal Shropshire saw the completion of the Long Mynd fords. ...more

Shropshire Visit Coming Soon................

13/07/2015

English Fords are visiting Shropshire at the beginning of August to pick up the southern fords. ...more

Wessex EnduranceGB Event June 2015

03/06/2015

The last weekend in June is the date for the Piddle Equestrian EnduranceGB event at Piddletrenthide, Dorset.
English Fords will be covering the event at White Lackington Ford. ...more

Holiday Cottage Lake District - Beside Stainton Ford in Cumbria

30/05/2015

If you're looking for luxury accommodation at an affordable price in a beautiful location look no further:

HomeAway Website ...more

More "Tales From Northumberland" with Robson Green

16/04/2015

Can anyone recognise this ford from the final episode of this popular tv series? ...more

Geograph Photograph of the Day

19/03/2015

Our photograph of Stainton Ford in Cumbria is Photograph of the Day - 19th March 2015. ...more

Yet Another Fording Jigsaw

26/01/2015

The ford at Lower Slaughter in jigsaw. ...more

Yorkshire Dales Mini Splash Dash 2015

15/01/2015

May Day sees another Splashdown event from The Cumbria Mini Cruisers.... ...more

Christmas Holidays see off Lancashire & Herefordshire.

28/12/2014

We have now completed two more counties with two trips over the holiday period. ...more

A Second Visit to North Yorkshire

19/10/2014

Following on from our successful North Devon visit this weekend saw another trip to North Yorkshire. ...more

North Devon fords now completed...

28/09/2014

After a busy week in North Devon the final 115 fords have now been added to complete this beautiful county. ...more

English Fords are visiting the 2014 Mini Splash Dash

13/04/2014

May 2014 sees a visit to Kielder in Northumberland the location for this year's Mini Splash Dash. ...more

Cumbria Trip in Progress

17/03/2014

Currently 'up north' discovering Cumbria ...more

Another great fording jigsaw........

13/03/2014

Kersey ford on a British Rail vintage poster ...more

Fording Jigsaw

22/12/2013

Found this charming 500 piece jigsaw the other day...... ...more

Is Anybody Able To Identify This Ford From 'The Go-Between'?

09/12/2013

Can anybody please identify this ford for me? ...more

Wonderful Watercolour of Eynsford Ford by John Harvey

03/12/2013

I also recently came across this image of the typical English Ford at Eynsford. ...more

Print of Neen Savage Ford

03/12/2013

I recently found this print on-line. Available to order direct from Dick Skilton, the Artist at www.dick-skilton.co.uk ...more

South East England Trip Beckons

01/11/2013

Oast houses, here we come! ...more

New Painting of Cobham Ford

21/10/2013

A new painting by David Cooper. ...more

No fords at Ford

14/10/2013

Definitely no ford at Ford in Staffordshire ...more

Weekend Visit To Staffordshire

11/10/2013

Looking to pick up six North Staffordshire fords as I pass through Leek and Macclesfield. ...more

Major Devon Trip In The Offing

02/09/2013

Up to 200 or more Devon fords coming shortly.......... ...more

My Sister gets there first

27/08/2013

Fellow forder and sister of Ford Hunter gets to the famous James Herriot ford...... ...more

Holiday Ford at Keppernach

14/08/2013

Well you have to keep your hand in and here is the local ford to Nairn at Keppernach. Dry now but a real torrent in winter. ...more

South Yorkshire 10 done today

03/08/2013

Not the best group of fords and mainly on bridleways but a good day out. ...more

Derbyshire Fords Completed Today

21/07/2013

The last four now done. ...more

Border Crossing To East Yorkshire

22/06/2013

Over the Humber into the East Riding ...more

Reconciliation Link Added

07/06/2013

Reconciliation Spreadsheets and Hyperlinks added. ...more

Four Counties Added This Weekend

02/06/2013

Surprise visit into Surrey and Hampshire ...more

Derbyshire visit Bank Holiday Monday

26/05/2013

Jacob's Ladder ford planned for the Bank Holiday. ...more

Go Live date imminent

22/05/2013

Going Live.................................. ...more

Hertfordshire second visit

11/05/2013

Hoping to complete Hertfordshire this Sunday ...more

Gloucestershire Here I Come

01/05/2013

This weekend sees a trip over to Gloucestershire for the Bank Holiday when I hope to make progress north of the County. ...more