The bridge, also claimed as the Vale of Mogdred, from Series 2 and 3 of Knightmare.

Vale of Mogdred

By Keith McDonald

This narrow bridge is set above a deep ravine. It is often guarded, and is a favourite spot for Mogdred to persecute dungeoneers.


This is a narrow wooden bridge between two caves over a ravine. Mogdred claims it as his vale during one of his appearances.

There was usually a challenge to overcome here, such as a guard or a pursuit.

Guards might include a drunken Gumboil or a sinister warlock, Hordriss the Confuser. They are especially dangerous in this narrow environment.

On one occasion, Folly the Jester tricks the guard into letting the dungeoneer past.

The Vale of Mogdred, based on a handpainted scene by David Rowe, as shown on Series 3 of Knightmare (1989).

High or low?

Additional challenges here included a broken bridge. The only way to bypass this was a FLIGHT spell.

One dungeoneer must collect a segment of his quest from below the bridge by lying flat on the floor and reaching down.

This was achieved by setting the blue boards one metre above the floor in the studio.

The Vale of Mogdred, based on a handpainted scene by David Rowe, as shown on Series 2 of Knightmare (1988).

Mogdred's spells

The vale was one of Mogdred's favoured spots to torment dungeoneers. He would cast a spell, slowly and deliberately, which teams had to dispel.

McGrew falls victim to Mogdred's magic, but the team manages to undo it easily.

But another team struggles to dispel because they keep omitting a letter. They need a hint from a stricken Treguard to work out their mistake.

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