STEP 7

Listed below are the step 7 grounds that I consider worth visiting. These range from fully-fledged grounds that would serve higher steps well, or in some cases, railed pitches. For the sake of completeness, where a league has a large number of good grounds, I will seek to complete those that are more basic as well.

SPARTAN SOUTH MIDLANDS D2

TEAMGROUNDVERSUSCOMPETITIONDATE
Aston ClintonAston Clinton ParkLong CrendonFriendly06/07/21
Berkhamsted ComradesBroadwaterBerkhamsted Town v Wycombe WanderersFriendly04/08/04
Berkhamsted RaidersGaywood ParkKings Langley v Hemel Hempstead TownFriendly12/07/14
BovingdonGreen LaneEvergreenHerts Premier03/05/16
Buckingham UnitedLace Hill Sports CentreMursley UnitedSSML D2 Cup08/05/21
CodicoteJohn Clements Memorial GroundWinslow UnitedSSML D118/10/16
Eynesbury UnitedAlbert Hall Memorial FieldEynesbury Rovers v Wisbech TownUCL Premier09/12/14
MK College Football AcademySport Central MKBerkhamsted RaidersSSML D2 13/09/21
New Bradwell St PeterRecreation GroundWellingborough TownFriendly07/07/15
Old Bradwell UnitedAbbey RoadSarrattSSML D219/09/20
Pitstone & IvinghoePitstone PavilionLeighton TownFriendly15/07/21
Risborough Rangers DevelopmentWindsorsKentish TownSSML D1 Cup01/04/14
SarrattKing George V Playing FieldsEnfield BoroughFriendly27/07/19
The 61 FC LutonKingsway Ground   
TotternhoeTotternhoe Recreation GroundAston ClintonSSML D219/04/18
Tring CorinthiansIcknield WayAylesbury ValeFriendly13/07/19

HERTS SENIOR COUNTY PREMIER
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TEAMGROUNDVERSUSCOMPETITIONDATE
BelstoneThe Medburn GroundChipperfield CorinthiansHSCL Premier17/05/14
Bush Hill RangersWodson ParkWare v WycombeFriendly22/07/10
Chipperfield CorinthiansQueen StreetBushey SportsHSCL Premier30/04/19
Cockfosters ReservesDacre FieldLondon TigersSSML Premier26/08/14
Colney Heath DevelopmentThe Recreation GroundStevenageHerts Senior Cup 1st Round04/11/14
CuffleyCuffley Playing Field   
Glenn SportsSun Sports ClubSun Sports v Stanway RoversFA Vase 2nd Round22/11/14
Harefield United ReservesPreston ParkSouth ParkFA Cup 2Q Replay25/09/12
Hatfield TownBirchwood Leisure CentreGlenn SportsHerts Senior County Premier14/08/21
Hoddesdon Town ReservesLowfieldStotfoldSSML Premier07/10/14
Royston Town ReservesGarden WalkBiggleswade TownSouthern League D1 Central01/04/13
Sandridge RoversSpencer Recreation Ground   
St Albans City ReservesClarence ParkWest Ham UnitedSteve Clark Testimonial02/08/99
Ware SportsWodson Park Sports CentreWodson Park v Broadfields UnitedSSML D104/01/17
Welwyn Garden City Reserves Herns WaySaffron Walden TownFA Cup PR Replay03/09//14
Wingate & Finchley DevelopmentBarnet Lane  

CENTRAL MIDLANDS NORTH
TEAMGROUNDVERSUSCOMPETITIONDATE
AFC BentleyThe Avenue
AFC PhoenixPhoenix Sports & Social Club
Askern MinersWelfare Sports GroundHatfield MainFriendly14/07/21
Clay Cross TownMill LaneRowsley 86CML South27/03/19
Club Thorne CollieryMoorends MWGlasshoughton WelfareFriendly09/07/21
CollinghamStation RoadNewark TownCML North08/03/19
Crowle Town ColtsWindsor Park
Dearne & DistrictKingsmark
Dinnington TownPhoenix ParkCollinghamCML North20/08/21
Harworth CollieryRecreation Ground
Kiveton Miners WelfareStone Close
Newark TownYMCA Sports Village
Retford UnitedCannon ParkHarworth CollieryCML North13/12/19
Sheffield ReservesCoach & Horses GroundHalesowen TownNPL D1 South15/04/14
St Josephs Rockware of WorksopRockware Sports Ground
Staveley Miners Welfare ReservesInkersall RoadWorksop TownFA Cup Extra Preliminary Round15/08/14
Sutton RoversWelfare Sports Ground

CENTRAL MIDLANDS SOUTH
TEAMGROUNDVERSUSCOMPETITIONDATE
Arnold TownEagle Valley
Ashland RoversKingsway Park
Blidworth WelfareMiners Welfare Social Club
Hilton HarriersThe Mease
Holbrook St MichaelsHolbrook Park
Linby CWWelfare Ground
Long Eaton United CommunityGrange ParkKirby MuxloeMidland Premier06/12/14
Mansfield Hosiery MillsThe FieldingsKirton BrickworksNotts Senior D107/09/18
Mickleover ReservesMickleover Sports GroundBedworth UnitedFA Cup 2nd Qualifying Round19/11/13
Mickleover RBLPoppyfields Drive
NottinghamMelbourne Park
PinxtonWelfare ArenaBelper UnitedCML South05/05/16
Rowsley 86Rowsley Recreation Ground
Sherwood Colliery ReservesDebdale ParkPinxtonCML South17/02/17
South Normanton AthleticLees LaneHolbrook SportsEast Midlands Counties League30/03/16
Teversal ReservesTeversal GrangeLincoln Moorlands RailwayNCEL D124/01/15
Wirksworth IvanhoeWirksworth Rec


LEICESTERSHIRE SENIOR PREMIER

TEAMGROUNDVERSUSCOMPETITIONDATE
Allexton & New ParksGlenfield Road(Railed Pitch)
Ashby Ivanhoe KnightsNFU Sports GroundInglesLeicestershire County Cup QF27/11/18
Blaby & Whetstone AthleticWarwick Road
Cottesmore AmateursRogues Park
DesfordPeckleton Lane(railed pitch)
EllistownTerrace Road
FC Khalsa GADSaffron LaneAylestone Park v Melton TownUnited Counties D106/03/20
Fleckney AthleticGlenfield Road(Railed Pitch)
Friar Lane & EpworthWhittler Road
Glenfield AthleticSouth Charnwood School 3G(3G Cage)
HathernPasture Lane(railed pitch)
Highfield RangersGleneagles AvenueLeicester Nirvana v Holbeach UnitedUnited Counties Premier26/04/16
Magna 73Meadows Sports Park
Northfield EmeraldsEmerald Centre
Pro ChanceSutton ParkQuorn v Retford UnitedFA Cup Extra Preliminary Round Replay09/08/17
Rugby BoroughKilsby Lane
Sileby TownSouthfield Avenue
Thurnby RangersDakyn Road

MIDLAND LEAGUE D2

TEAMGROUNDVERSUSCOMPETITIONDATE
Alcester TownOld Stratford Road(very basic)
Barnt Green SpartakThe Pavillions

Boldmere S&S FalconsBoldmere S&S Club(railed pitch)
Bolehall SwiftsRene Road StadiumMoor Green AcademyMidland D210/08/19
Cadbury AthleticBournville Recreation GroundFairfield VillaMidland League Trophy28/09/19
Coton GreenNew Mill LaneChelmsley TownSmedley Crooke Memorial Cup QF15/03/17
Coventry AlvisGreen LaneSutton UnitedMidland D212/02/17
Earlswood TownThe Pavillions
Fairfield VillaRecreation Ground
FeckenhamStudley Sports Club
HamptonHampton Sports Club
InkberrowInkberrow Sports Pavillion
KenilworthKenilworth Sporting Ground
KnowleThe Robins NestAlcester TownPCL Charity Cup18/05/21
Lane HeadThe Paycare Ground


Redditch BoroughThe MSS GroundKnowleMidland D224/10/20

WEST MIDLANDS (REGIONAL) D1

TEAMGROUNDVERSUSCOMPETITIONDATE
AFC BentleyBentley Youth Sports Ground
Alscott HeathAlscott S&S ClubBromyard TownWMRL D114/03/20
Bromyard TownDelahay Meadow
BustleholmeYork Road S&S
Droitwich SpaWalshes MeadowAlvis SC v Fairfield VillaMidland Presidents Cup Final09/05/17
FC DarlastonQueen StreetBilston Town v Boldmere S&S FalconsSmedley Crooke Memorial Cup R112/09/16
Gornal AthleticGarden Walk StadiumWillenhall TownWMRL D111/11/17
Gornal ColtsPendeford Lane(railed pitch)
Old WulfruniansMemorial Ground
Sikh HuntersLong Lane Park
Team DudleyDell Stadium
Tipton TownTipton Sports Academy
Wellington AmateursSchool GroveWolverhampton CasualsWMRL Premier03/11/16
Willenhall TownLong Lane Park
Wrens NestThe BeechesTividale v WalsallWalsall Senior Cup20/09/16
WyreleyLong Lane Park

The above leagues should be all as per the 2021/22 lineups. The below are further afield and may be out of date. I will come back to these in time but am concentrating on leagues closer to home for now.
 
WEST YORKSHIRE PREMIER
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TEAMGROUNDVERSUSCOMPETITIONDATE
Beeston St Anthony'sSt Anthony's Road(railed pitch)
BoroughbridgeAldborough Road
Carlton AthleticTown Road(railed pitch)
FieldField S&S Club(unknown spec)
Hall Green UnitedPainthorpe Road(railed pitch)
HeadingleyWoodhall(railed pitch)
Horbury TownSlazenger Sports Complex(very basic)
Huddersfield AmateursOld Earth(railed pitch)
Hunslet ClubThe Hunslet Club(railed pitch)
Ilkley TownBen Spedding Sports Centre(3G cage)
Knaresborough Town ReservesManse Lane
Robin Hood AthleticCoach & Horses Ground
NewsomeCross Lane(no rail, elevated viewing area)
Sherburn White RoseFinkle Mill
Whitkirk WanderersSelby Road(railed pitch)

WEST LANCS PREMIER

TEAMGROUNDVERSUSCOMPETITIONDATE
Blackpool Wren RoversBruce Park
Burscough RichmondRichmond Park(railed pitch)
CMBCMB Sports Ground(unknown spec)
Coppull UnitedBlainscough Park(railed pitch)
Euxton VillaRunshaw Hall Lane(railed pitch)
Fulwood AmateursLightfoot Lane
Hurst GreenSmithy Row(railed pitch)
Lytham TownBallam Road
Poulton TownBlackpool Old Road(railed one side)
Slyne With HestBankfield Lane
Southport HeskethRichmond Park(railed pitch)
Tempest UnitedTempest Road(railed pitch)
Thornton CleveleysBourne Road
TurtonThomasson Road(railed pitch)
VickerstownPark Vale(railed pitch)
Whitehaven AmateursCounty Ground


WEARSIDE LEAGUE
TEAMGROUNDVERSUSCOMPETITIONDATE
Annfield PlainDerwent Park
Boldon CABoldon Colliery Welfare Ground
Coxhoe AthleticBeechfield Park
Darlington RABrinkburn RoadShildonWearside D124/09/21
Darlington TownEastbourne Sports Complex(Caged 3G)
Durham UnitedNew Ferens Park
Faringdon DetachedLeyburn Grove
FC HartlepoolGrayfields Enclosure(No Stand)
Gateshead Leam RangersHilltop Ground(Railed Pitch)
Hebburn Town ReservesHebburn S&S Ground
Richmond TownEarls Orchard(Basic, Good Scenery)
Silksworth CWThe Bobby Gurney Memorial Ground
West Auckland TunnsPauline Charlton Sports Pavillion
WindscaleThe Falcon Club(Very Basic)
WolvistonWynard Road
OTHER STEP 7

TEAMGROUNDLEAGUEVERSUSCOMPETITIONDATE
Beccles TownCollege MeadowAnglian Combination PremierGorleston TownFriendly08/07/19
Harleston TownRecreation GroundAnglian Combination Premier
Mundford The GlebeAnglian Combination Premier
Cranfield UnitedCrawley RoadBeds County PremierAFC OakleyBeds County Premier11/04/18
Marston Shelton RoversWeston ParkBeds County PremierQueens Park CrescentsBeds County Premier15/03/19
Chatteris TownWest StreetCambs County PremierMarch TownBill Salisbury Memorial Cup10/07/18
BillingeBarrows FarmCheshire Premier(railed pitch)
Greenalls Padgate St OswaldsTetley Social ClubCheshire Premier
KnutsfordManchester RoadCheshire Premier
Lostock GrahamThe Park StadiumCheshire Premier
Middlewich TownSeddon StreetCheshire Premier
PoyntonPoynton Sports ClubCheshire Premier(railed pitch)
Whaley BridgeHorwich ParkCheshire Premier(railed pitch)
AlphingtonThe ChroniclesDevon League NE
Budleigh SaltertonGreenway LaneDevon League NE
Exwick VillaFoxhayesDevon League NE
Heavitree UnitedWingfield ParkDevon League NE
Liverton UnitedHalford GroundDevon League NE
TeignmouthCombe ValleyDevon League NE
Topsham TownCoronation FieldsDevon League NE
WitheridgeEdge Down ParkDevon League NE
Lakeside AthleticParkway Sports ClubDevon League SW
Plymouth Argyle DevelopmentCoach RoadDevon League SW
Holt UnitedPetersham LaneDorset Premier
Merley Cobham SportsMerley ParkDorset Premier
Sturminster Newton UnitedBarnetts FieldDorset Premier
Swanage Town & HerstonDays ParkDorset Premier
BarnstonHigh Easter RoadEssex & Suffolk Border(railed pitch)
Earls ColneRecreation GroundEssex & Suffolk BorderFelstedFriendly04/06/20
Gas RecreationColchester Sports and Social ClubEssex & Suffolk BorderBrantham Athletic ReservesESBL Premier28/08/21
White Notley Church HillEssex & Suffolk Border(railed pitch)
Basildon TownBasildon Sports & Leisure ClubEssex OlympianLakeside UnitedFriendly01/08/20
Buckhurst HillRoding LaneEssex Olympian(railed pitch)
Broadwell AmateursThe HawthornsGloucs County
Gala WiltonFairmile GardensGloucs County
Quedgeley WanderersWaterwells Sports CentreGloucs County(railed pitch)
Wick (Bristol)Oldbury LaneGloucs County(railed pitch)
Bush HillMansel ParkHampshire Premier(railed pitch)
FleetlandsDARA FleetlandsHampshire Premier
Hayling UnitedHayling CollegeHampshire PremierChamberlayne AthleticHampshire Premier Senior13/10/20
Liphook UnitedRecreation GroundHampshire Premier(railed pitch)
Locks HeathRecreation GroundHampshire Premier
LyndhurstWellands RoadHampshire Premier(railed pitch)
PaulsgroveMarsden RoadHampshire Premier(railed pitch)
StockbridgeRecreation GroundHampshire Premier
SwayJubilee FieldHampshire Premier
Winchester CastleHCC Sports GroundHampshire PremierStockbridgeHampshire Premier27/08/19
Watlington TownWatlington Sports GroundHellenic D2 EastStokenchurchHellenic Chairmans Cup27/04/21
Southam UnitedBobby Hancocks ParkHellenic D2 NorthRisborough Rangers DevelopmentHellenic Chairmans Cup17/10/20
Woodstock TownNew RoadHellenic D2 North(railed pitch)
Taplow UnitedStanley Jones FieldHellenic D2 SouthWoodley UnitedBlufin Sports Cup26/09/20
Chalfont WaspsThe NestHellenic D2 SouthMarlow UnitedFriendly24/07/14
LetcombeBassett RoadHellenic D2 SouthWantage Town DevHellenic Chairmans Cup17/04/21
Headington AmateursBarton RecHellenic D2 North
LIV SuppliesDene ParkHumber Premier League
Blackburn Athletic & NF ReservesBlackburn Sports CentreHumber Premier League(railed pitch)
WalkingtonBroadgatesHumber Premier League
CrockenhillWested MeadowKent County LeagueK SportsSCEL D123/12/18
Peckham TownThe Menace ArenaKent County LeagueStansfeld (O&B)Kent County Premier25/01/20
Tudor SportsOxford RoadKent County LeagueStaplehurst Monarchs UnitedKent County Premier12/05/18
Horncastle TownThe WongLincolnshire Football League
Hykeham Town / Sleaford T ResEslaforde ParkLincolnshire Football League
Lincoln Moorlands RailwayMoorland GroundLincolnshire Football League
NettlehamMulsanne ParkLincolnshire Football League
Dukinfield TownWoodhams ParkManchester League
HindsfordSquires LaneManchester League(railed pitch)
Stockport GeorgiansCromley RoadManchester League
AFC RingmerHam LaneMid Sussex Premier
BrenthamBrentham ClubMiddlesex Premier
Kensington DragonsLinford Christie Athletics StadiumMiddlesex Premier
StonewallBarn Elms FieldMiddlesex Premier
BedaleLeyburn RoadNorth Riding Premier(small stand, railed one side)
Grangetown BCGrangetown YCCNorth Riding Premier(railed pitch)
Stokesley Sports ClubStokesley Sports GroundNorth Riding PremierAnnfield PlainWearside League6/9/17
Heyford AthleticMiddle StreetNorthants Combination(railed pitch)
RoadeHyde RoadNorthants Combination(railed pitch)
Stewart & Lloyds CorbyOccupation RoadNorthants CombinationLutterworth AthleticUnited Counties D126/12/16
Thrapston TownChancery LaneNorthants CombinationBuckingham TownUnited Counties D111/4/14
Weldon UnitedRockingham Triangle StadiumNorthants Combination
Woodford UnitedByfield RoadNorthants CombinationLeighton TownSouthern D1 Central18/12/12
AFC KillingworthBlue Flames Sports GroundNorthern Alliance
Alnwick TownSt James ParkNorthern Alliance
Blyth TownSouth Newsham Playing FieldsNorthern Alliance
Gateshead RutherfordFarnacresNorthern Alliance(railed pitch)
Percy Main AmateursPurvis ParkNorthern Alliance
Seaton DelavalWheatridge ParkNorthern Alliance
ShankhouseAction ParkNorthern Alliance
Aslockton & OrtonSpa LaneNotts Senior Premier
Bilborough TownHarvey Hadden StadiumNotts Senior PremierSouthwell CityNotts Senior Premier22/09/17
Calverton MWHollinwood LaneNotts Senior Premier
Keyworth UnitedPlatt LaneNotts Senior Premier(railed pitch)
MagdalaROKO Health ClubNotts Senior Premier(railed pitch)
Sandiacre TownSt Giles ParkNotts Senior PremierRadcliffe OlympicNotts Senior Premier12/10/18
Woodthorpe Park RangersEagle ValleyNotts Senior Premier(groundshare with Arnold Town)
Bicester UnitedBicester Sports GroundOxfordshire Senior PremierFreelandOxfordshire Senior Premier11/09/19
HorspathHorspath Sports GroundOxfordshire Senior Premier
KettonPit LanePeterborough & District PremierNethertonPeterborough & District Premier01/08/15
Long Sutton AthleticLondon Road Playing FieldPeterborough & District PremierLeverington SportsPeterborough & District Premier25/08/21
Netherton UnitedThe GrangePeterborough & District PremierThorneyPeterborough & District Premier02/08/14
Oakham UnitedSterling MeadowPeterborough & District PremierBuckingham TownUnited Counties D101/08/15
TyddFenland ParkPeterborough & District Premier(groundshare with Wisbech Town)
Dodworth Miners WelfareDodworth Miners WelfareSheffield County Senior Premier
Houghton MainMiddlecliffe LaneSheffield County Senior Premier
North Gawber CollieryWolley Colliery RoadSheffield County Senior Premier
Oughtibridge War MemorialOughtibridge War Memorial SCSheffield County Senior Premier
Swinton AthleticMexborough Athletic GroundSheffield County Senior Premier
WakefieldDorothy Hyman StadiumSheffield County Senior Premier
Chard TownDening Sports FieldSomerset County PremierBishops LydeardWestern D109/10/16
CluttonWarwick Arms ParkSomerset County Premier
Nailsea UnitedGrove Sports CentreSomerset County Premier
ShirehamptonPenpole LaneSomerset County Premier(railed pitch)
Brighton ElectricityThe Withdean GroundSouthern Combination D2BHA v Wycombe WanderersDivision 205/03/03
FerringThe GlebelandsSouthern Combination D2
Jarvis BrookPalesgate LaneSouthern Combination D2(railed pitch)
St Francis RangersColwell GroundSouthern Combination D2RingmerSouthern Combination D127/12/16
TD ShipleyThe PavillionSouthern Combination D2(railed pitch)
Grendon RangersMain StreetSpartan South Midlands D2(small shelter, no rail)
Mursley UnitedStation RoadSpartan South Midlands D2HanslopeFriendly26/07/18
Bude TownBroadclose ParkSt Piran East
LanreathRally ParkSt Piran East
MorwentstowThe Playing FieldsSt Piran East
HayleTrevassack ParkSt Piran West
Illogan RBLOxland ParcSt Piran West
PerranporthPonsmere ValleySt Piran West
St JustLafrowda ParkSt Piran West
AudleyTown FieldsStaffordshire Premier
Brereton SocialThe Red Lion GroundStaffordshire Premier
Eastwood HanleyTrentmill RoadStaffordshire Premier
Foley MeirMcIntosh ArenaStaffordshire Premier
Redgate ClaytonNorthwood LaneStaffordshire Premier(railed pitch)
Wolstanton UnitedRiceyman RoadStaffordshire Premier(railed pitch)
Farleigh RoversParsonage FieldSurrey Elite IntermediatePhoenix Sports v East GrinsteadKendo Cup19/07/14
Staines LammasLaleham Recreation GroundSurrey Elite IntermediateKensington BoroughCombined Counties D125/04/18
Worcester ParkSkinners FieldSurrey Elite IntermediateMerrowSurrey Elite Intermediate League20/04/19
FinchampsteadMemorial GroundThames Valley PremierNewburyThames Valley Premier10/04/21
Maidenhead TownBisham AbbeyThames Valley PremierKuwait v MarlowFriendly12/07/19
MortimerAlfred Palmer ParkThames Valley PremierBerks CountyThames Valley Premier31/05/21
AshvilleCross LaneWest Cheshire League
Capenhurst VillaCapenhurst Sports FieldWest Cheshire League
Ellesmere Port TownEllesmere Greyhound StadiumWest Cheshire League
Neston NomadsRivacre ParkWest Cheshire League
Cricklade TownCricklade Leisure CentreWiltshire League(railed pitch)
Frome CollegiansThe Old ShowfieldWiltshire LeagueShrewton UnitedWiltshire League Cup24/04/21
Kintbury RangersRecreation GroundWiltshire LeagueShrewton UnitedWiltshire Premier22/02/19
Marlborough TownElcot LaneWiltshire League(partial rail)
PurtonThe Red HouseWiltshire League(railed pitch)
Shrewton UnitedMill LaneWiltshire League
Trowbridge TownWood MarshWiltshire League
Church Fenton White HorseChurch Fenton Sports GroundYork League(partial rail)
Easingwold TownStillington LaneYork League
KirkbymoorsideKirkby MillsYork League(partial rail)
Tadcaster MagnetsQueens GardensYork League(railed pitch)
LittletonBeck LaneWest Yorkshire Amateur
Lower HoptonWoodend RoadWest Yorkshire Amateur(railed pitch)

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