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CWM Cokeworks, Beddau - March 2015

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CWM Cokeworks, Beddau

The Explore

After spending most of the night in Talgarth, Session9 and myself set off further south in search of some coke :) We’ve now been awake for around 30 hours, multiple cans of Monster have already been consumed to help with the drive down. Arrived at midday-ish, made our access and met up with Southside UE and Landie Man. Good to catch up with you Dan and nice to meet you Harry (y)

We spent a few hours sampling the industrial decay of this massive site, including the sphincter-twitching ascent up the side-less walkways to the main “pulveriser†until our visit was cut short by a security guard with a mahooosive alsatian. The initial attempt at hiding and the bust itself was all captured in 1080p from Southsides and LM’s Go-pro’s, and i can’t wait to see the footage. All in all a cracking day out with top company. I think we pretty much only scratched the surface of this place but i hope you enjoy the pics anyway.

The History

This huge abandoned site was constructed in 1958 following the establishment of local mines and collieries in the previous 100 years.

The majority of the low sulphur high quality coal which was mined at the nearby CWM colliery was processed here producing high grade coke suitable for foundry use. The colliery was closed in 1986 but the coke works continued to function until 2002 when the doors were closed for the final time.

The site is to be transformed in a major regeneration programme after developers secured outline planning approval. The project will see the demolition of Cwm Coking works and over £17million worth of site remediation. There will also be landscape restoration, the development of up to 851 homes, a primary school, sports facilities and further public open space.

The Pictures

1. A few externals...



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7. Face Heat-Shield..

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9. Pampers Donned, time for the climb..

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11,12. Externals of the rusty bullet hole-twitcher...

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13. View from the top..



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As always, thanks for looking and feedback always appreciated (y)


 

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Awesome mate been meaning to head here for ages now! Nice pics

:comp

 

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Its a great location, some cool shots there mate (y)

 

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Love it there, never got round to going through my pics from there yet as I took so many. We met the alsatian too, very friendly once he's caught you, security was a total prick though and called the police saying we'd broken in.... Waste of everyone's time as we scarpered before he'd even got off the phone to them :D

 

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Looks and sounds like a top explore that (y)

Was in the area recently, wondering if its still doable, I think a visit is in order!

 

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Cool pics. I think I'm not so good with heights tho. No.13 is a brilliant shot, I love how far you can see in the distance. Don't think I've got the guts to climb that high, or if I do I'll freeze and get stuck up there.

Was going to go here next time I'm in Wales, either this weekend or 3 weeks time.

 

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great location mate and number 3, i love it haha got some great shots tagger

 

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Bloody Hell, you lads where out for the duration. Another great set mate, looks really interesting this one. Loving the shots of the ascent and the pics from the top. Hardcore(y)

 
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Awesome mate been meaning to head here for ages now! Nice pics:comp
Cheers Raz mate, yeah it's been on my list to do for a while. It was nice to see the place but unfortunate that it was cut short as i would've liked a few more shots.

Its a great location, some cool shots there mate (y)
Cheers Lee, really liked the enormity of this place. Could've spent a bit longer here if it weren't for the doggie :(

Love it there, never got round to going through my pics from there yet as I took so many. We met the alsatian too, very friendly once he's caught you, security was a total prick though and called the police saying we'd broken in.... Waste of everyone's time as we scarpered before he'd even got off the phone to them :D
Not sure if it was the same secca man we met but he did threaten to call the fuzz. He told us not to post the pictures online as it just attracts other people to visit. Also he told us a story about some tower collapsing and that if we were there then we could've died etc.... yeah ok haha

Looks and sounds like a top explore that (y) Was in the area recently, wondering if its still doable, I think a visit is in order!
Cool pics. I think I'm not so good with heights tho. No.13 is a brilliant shot, I love how far you can see in the distance. Don't think I've got the guts to climb that high, or if I do I'll freeze and get stuck up there. Was going to go here next time I'm in Wales, either this weekend or 3 weeks time.
Thanks Trav, believe me i'm exactly the same mate lol. Dan will agree that on the ascent we egged each other on to get to the top. Had i been alone i might've done a u-turn haha

great location mate and number 3, i love it haha got some great shots tagger
Thank Kalum! Really cracking place this one

Bloody Hell, you lads where out for the duration. Another great set mate, looks really interesting this one. Loving the shots of the ascent and the pics from the top. Hardcore(y)
Cheers bud! It all seems a blur now due to the tiredness lol

Some great pics there! :)
Cheers Andy (y)

Noice. "rusty bullet hole-twitcher" made I laugh :D
Hahah cheers mate, the bullet hole had a workout that day lol

 

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blimey. That was unlucky - I live about 30 miles away and been here 3 times - never seen security once.

Great shots dude

 
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Cheers lads (y)

Yeah we think we got bubbled by a family that were kicking a ball around just outside the site. I missed a good bit but i'm glad to get the high bit done :)

 

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Awesome photos mate. Anyone not in the know aint gonna see anymore photos than they would have seen before. My report is now up too. Was good to meet you

 
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Cheers mate, aye i was lucky to have already got quite a few pics before the bust. Have you got the footage of the descent mate? Would love to see that :)

 

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Nicely done, wanted to see this one since i first saw a report on it. Loving the 17th pic (y)

 

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Nice set HT, I will share my snaps from the top of the tower sometime haha :)

 
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