Ground name: Ffordd Padarn (or its literal English translation, Padarn Road)
Nearest train station:
Ffordd Padarn is a picturesque little ground in the centre of the well known tourist village of Llanberis in Snowdonia.
There are two entrances to the ground, one off the High Street and down the small Padarn Road, and another in one corner of the ground coming from the A4086. If you can’t get parked on the High Street there are some large car parks on the A4086, straight across from the ground. You will likely have to pay though depending on the time of day or time of year, due to demand from tourism. The village sits at the foot of Wales’ highest mountain, Snowdon, so a lot of walkers tend to start from Llanberis.
I entered from the A4086 and into one corner of the ground. I immediately came across the end behind one goal that has a building which doubles up as changing rooms and a snack bar.
Moving around the ground I then came across the ground’s only stand, which was tidy enough on one side of the halfway line. Also on this side was one set of dugouts, the dugouts are on opposite side of each other at Ffordd Padarn.
Behind the other goal is a strip of hard standing, a theme which continues all the way around this ground, which is a pleasing addition as it means you never have to step on grass or mud.
Finally, down the other side is a conifer lined side with the away dugouts.
The weather was glorious on the evening I visited this ground, but there’s not much shelter in inclement weather. However the fact that hard standing is all around the ground should be commended, and this is a very tidy ground from this well supported club.