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A bit of an off-season banter thread, but I saw an article recently about the most picturesque football grounds in the world and saw some stunning locations in Croatia, Andorra and Iceland.

Now I know Rugby League won’t have the same dramatic scenery for our grounds, but we do have some nice locations like WIN Stadium in Wollongong with its beach background and Central Coast Stadium with its palm trees. 

What are some nice Rugby grounds in the UK in terms of scenery? I’m not familiar with all of the grounds, but the amateur club Siddal has a very picturesque ground (below) with its dramatic backdrop.

What are some others?

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Always quite liked Leichardt with all the tree's as backdrop. Feels very 'local'.

 

 

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9 minutes ago, goldcoaster said:

This one? Very nice

I don't recall seeing this when I last visited underbank, unless they've changed grounds. They are set in the countryside, and have a stone wall that runs the length of the pitch, that comes very close to the corner flag in one of the corners. The odd cows head appears over the wall from time to time, ha

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3 minutes ago, Derwent said:

Kells ARLFC, looking over the Solway Firth to Scotland....

This picture, Thatto heath first visit, 2017, lovely welcoming place with stunning views. Obviously depending on the weather!!

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Papcastle Road (Broughton Red Rose, Cumbria).

Great views of the mountains in one direction, River Derwent a field away in another direction and no buildings in the immediate vicinity (other than the changing rooms).

The pitch is about as flat as the Cumbrian fells and on more than one occasion I recall herding sheep off the pitch before training.

It's a shame the first team has folded, only junior rugby there at the moment I believe.

 

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44 minutes ago, Derwent said:

Kells ARLFC, looking over the Solway Firth to Scotland....

 

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As soon as I saw the title of the thread I thought of Kells. Spectacular surroundings (and just a good drop-kick from my grandparent's old house).

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1 hour ago, goldcoaster said:

This one? Very nice

 

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thats Huddersfield RUFC!!! will be there in a couple of weeks with my sons junior RU team.. i feel dirty even saying that ?

lovely ground though

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heres underbank... nearly ended up in/on that wall on a couple of occasions!

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Just now, Davo5 said:

Wath Brow.

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Beat me to it Davo.

I was going to put that I hate to say it but The Brow's ground takes some beating and the old sportsfield was probably even better - apart from the walk back. Kells when they play on the welfare looking over Whitehaven to the fells isn't too shabby either on a nice day

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Certain of the French clubs play in some of Europe's most scenic spots.

Wingham Park, home of the West Coast Rugby League where NZ played GB in 1954, has a pretty scenic backdrop. Not much in the way of rainforest or glaciers around UK club grounds...

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Great images, great locations apart from the  Huddersfield one, of course. The Wath Brow ones? Both taken in summer? ?

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4 minutes ago, JonM said:

Certain of the French clubs play in some of Europe's most scenic spots.

Not a great photo, but Wingham Park, home of the West Coast Rugby League where NZ played GB in 1954, has a pretty scenic backdrop. Not much in the way of rainforest or glaciers around UK club grounds...

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I agree with you, JonM based on the pictures sometimes posted by audois and other French correspondents on here.  Perhaps we can se some more pictures of the French grounds, please?

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45 minutes ago, Cumbrian Fanatic said:

Beat me to it Davo.

I was going to put that I hate to say it but The Brow's ground takes some beating and the old sportsfield was probably even better - apart from the walk back. Kells when they play on the welfare looking over Whitehaven to the fells isn't too shabby either on a nice day

Walking down to the old brow pitch in horizontal sleet was never ever fun....

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1 hour ago, RP London said:

Naughty boy :punish:

thats Huddersfield RUFC!!! will be there in a couple of weeks with my sons junior RU team.. i feel dirty even saying that ?

lovely ground though

Sure Huddersfield Academy have played there before. 

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26 minutes ago, JohnM said:

Great images, great locations apart from the  Huddersfield one, of course. The Wath Brow ones? Both taken in summer? ?

Same day !!

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