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14 hours ago, Rob said:

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.

 

Had a look at this. Very nice

 

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15 hours ago, Wolford6 said:

Yup, if you're on the wing, always cut inside. And they'll have some seventeen stone monsters waiting for you!

:bye:

 

Rugby Union, I know ... but Pontypool Park is the prettiest rugby ground in Britain.

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even playing at second row you could end up in the wall when it was wet... slip and slide!

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24 minutes ago, Rob said:

Where is the second picture? (Not Papcastle Road, but a very nice backdrop regardless)

Taking a guess but I think that could be the pitch East of Cockermouth as you are heading toward Keswick, Tarn Close I think it's called. I'm basing that on the football posts, definitely not Broughton Red Rose


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55 minutes ago, Rob said:

Where is the second picture? (Not Papcastle Road, but a very nice backdrop regardless)

Looks like one of Cockermouth RUFC pitches.

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3 hours ago, Davo5 said:

Looks like one of Cockermouth RUFC pitches.

Probably - looks like the Lorton fells in the distance

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1 hour ago, shaun mc said:

Probably - looks like the Lorton fells in the distance

Its Grassmoor Sports Centre at Strawberry How, not far from Hundith Hill hotel.


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7 minutes ago, Crown Flatter said:

I recall Huyton's ground had a row of poplar trees giving a nice view from the stand; shame the surrounding area was not so pleasant. 

Blimey, we're clutching at straws now! Trees at Huyton. :-)

How about Riddlesden from Lawkholme Lane?

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If we're having Huyton, Whitehaven should get a look-in...

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Millom ARLFC's Devonshire Road is pretty good for scenery. Nice views of Black Combe and the Kirkby fells on the far side of the Duddon estuary. The view of Black Combe is better from Millom RU's Wilson Park. This shot was taken during a Millom-Wigan St Judes NCL ARL match, switched from Devonshire Road because the pitch was being relaid...

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Carcassone I remember was nice, Pyrenees in the distance.


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8 hours ago, Anita Bath said:

I seem to recall Wiggington Road/Clarence Street in York was a nice location, but that was in my youth when lots of things looked attractive that no longer do! Sorry no pictures.

You could see the Minster through the trees at the south end. It's Wigginton, by the way - no third g.

York programmes of the Sixties often used that view of the Minster on the cover.

This aerial shot (below) was on the cover of the programme for York's last game at Wigginton Road/Clarence Street. All that survives is the little oblong building to the right of the main stand. Flats cover the site now. Wigginton Road is to the right of this view. Below that is where York went next, Huntington Stadium (as depicted on the programme for its opening game, against Keighley). At the bottom, two shots from the last York match at Huntington Stadium, against Hunslet. This is the site for the 8,000-capacity community stadium being constructed for York's rugby league and football clubs to share.

 

 

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St Gaudens when they played at the Sports Centre with view of Pyrenees. Limoux ground was nice until the urban expansion caught up with it !


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