Autumn is my favourite season of them all. There’s something magical about the reds and golds of the leaves falling from the trees and the new freshness in the air.
But I also love the conkers which Autumn brings – hunting for them, finding them and cracking them open – something I vividly remember doing as a child and which I love to do now with my own children.
Here are 10 great conker-hunting spots in and around Bristol – all recommended by Bristol Mum readers on the Bristol Mum Facebook Page – please comment to add more prime conker-hunting locations!
1) Durdham Downs, BS9
(In particular Saville Road on The Downs)
2) Eastville Park, BS5
(The part of Eastville Park nearer Muller Road)
3) St Andrew’s Park, BS6
4) St George’s Park, BS5
5) Page Park, Staple Hill, BS16
6) Dyrham Park (National Trust), near Bristol, SN14
7) Fishponds Road Park, BS16
8) Horfield Common, BS7
(The triangle of grass between Wellington Hill West and Abbots Way)
9) Westonbirt Arboretum (Forestry Commission), GL8
10) Dovercourt Road, BS7
(The green space by the cycle path)