Ulgham Park Farm ford crossing
Every journey I make sees me crossing an Irish Bridge At the end of the lane that leads to my house. Although it is listed as a Ford, it is actually an Irish Bridge. The difference being a ford always has water running over it where an Irish Bridge is designed to allow water to flow under it until the river floods, then the water flows over it.
Now If you follow my blog, you will know I have a landrover Discovery, so naturally I get quite excited when the Ford floods and the river is in spate.
Last week we had an awful lot of rain, I think it went on for nearly 2 days. As expected the ford flooded so i jumped in the landrover to see how bad it was. When I got there it was only about a 8 inches deep, but flowing really fast. Naturally I went through it a few time just for fun. It was probably at the max depth I would take our VW Golf through but easy stuff for the Landrover.
I of course filmed it for all to see.
(Excuse the spelling mistake in the title)
The next morning after more heavy rain we woke up to the neigbours saying it was impassable! Great I thought a real test for the Landrover. When I got down there It definitely was worse, it was close to 15 inches and a torrent of water flowing. So Just to be cautious I raised to air suspension for maximum clearance and slipped it into low range gears. This makes it almost impossible to stall, very handy when going wading through a flood. Of course it went through without drama.This was all at 7.30am by 2.30pm it had risen a little further, So I decided to grab my camera and get some piccys.
And here they are.
At this point I realised I didn’t have my Iphone to film it So I decided to come back along with Bailey (my dog) and record a little of the action.
Over the next few days the rain stopped and the river subsided and went back to it’s usual state of tranquility.
So If you ever pass through Ulgham and see a strange man doing an Indian rain dance, it’s probably me! Bring on the rain I say!!
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