Urban Exploration at Rhydyfelin, Wales

Abandoned places & modern ruins in Rhydyfelin, Wales (Image: Ben Salter; abandoned places & modern ruins in Rhydyfelin)

Located two miles to the south of Pontypridd, where the wet, rolling Welsh hills tumble down into the River Taff, the village of Rhydyfelin (population: 4,672) might not seem like a natural place for urban exploration. These stunning photos beg to differ. The work of photographer Ben Salter, they capture Rhydyfelin’s abandoned corners in all their atmospheric, crumbling glory.

A disused railway tunnel in Rhydyfelin, Wales

Abandoned railway tracks in Rhyd-y-felin, Wales

Abandoned places, wrecks and urban exploration in Rhydyfelin, Wales

(Images: Ben Salter)

For such a small community, Rhydyfelin boasts a wealth of modern ruins. In this selection, Salter documents everything from rusted old trucks to seemingly-forgotten tunnels. Click here to view the full set. For other abandoned places documented by Ben Salter, be sure to check out this article.

(Images: Ben Salter)

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