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UK Hafod-Morfa Copperworks, Swansea Nov 2016

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This place takes me right back to the time I was just beginning to be interested in exploring, looking at forums etc etc so we're talking near on a decade now.

 

Hafod-Morfa Copperworks once dominated a large area of land in the middle of Swansea, but by the end of the 1970s it was all but derelict. Large swathes of the former Copperworks have been cleared but there are a few buildings left, ostensibly as some kind of derelict 'heritage' trail thing. Most of what is left is empty and ruined but the former rolling mill building is definitely worth it, the size of the enormous cable wheel is unbelievable when you're stood next to it. I think it's even bigger than the one from the steelworks I explored in the USA earlier this year.

 

After leaving here we had big plans for the rest of the day, but walking towards the next explore through a muddy and wet forest I lost my footing coming off a steep bank and badly twisted my ankle digging into the soft ground. After copious swearing and finding said explore sealed up we headed off to another place, only for me to realise by the time we got there I was in quite a large amount of pain, could barely walk and my ankle had swollen up good and proper. So unfortunately the day was cut short there and then as we headed back to the hotel to get my foot on ice, painkillers down my throat and a tubular compression bandage sorted. All whilst worrying that the next day would be a write off as well...

 

Anyway here are some photos from before I broke myself.

 

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Thanks for looking, more on my Flickr..... :)

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On 17/11/2016 at 4:57 PM, Lenston said:

You didnt check the underground air raid shelter there then?

 

Didn't even know there was one.

 

Those kinda things aren't really my cup of tea anyway so no great loss for me :)

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