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Best place to find conkers

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On 7 Oct 2016 at 9:06pm just a parent wrote:
Would like to go conker and acorn collecting this weekend, where is the best place to find them in or near Lewes?
Obviously under a Horse Chestnut or an Oak tree but where might I find these?
Thanks
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On 7 Oct 2016 at 10:06pm Old Malling wrote:
The Pells was always good when I was a kid but that was before the 1987 hurricane so no idea what it's like now.
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On 7 Oct 2016 at 10:20pm William the Conkerer wrote:
The tree outside Waitrose is dropping conkers all over the punters just now and there's quite a few dropping from the trees in Paddock Lane and The Avenue, Park Road and Prince Edwards. (watch out for doggers though, alledgedly). There are also some still to be had at the Pells too. I was surprised at how quickly they have fallen this year so there may not be many left in town. As for oaks, our soil conditions are not great for their well being but there are some oaks at the Pells and there's an evergreen oak with acorns on outside River Lodge surgery. If you have transport, I'd head for Wilderness Wood in Hadlow Down which is very child friendly, has a cafe/tea shop, nice loos and great staff or Abbot's Wood near Arlington.
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On 8 Oct 2016 at 12:43am Jeff wrote:
Speaking of William the Conkerer I see Lewes Peasant has got a range of 'funny' cards in the party shop half way up school hill
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On 8 Oct 2016 at 5:58am I know wrote:
Landport woods next to Buckwell Court has around 4 trees - lots of conkers along the path
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On 8 Oct 2016 at 7:24am Village Blacksmith wrote:
There used to be a spreading chestnut tree next to my forge but it's gone and the forge converted to luxury housing for DFLs.
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On 8 Oct 2016 at 4:05pm Conker wrote:
The woody area opposite Neville park used to be good
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On 8 Oct 2016 at 11:14pm Jeff wrote:
Fire Place is good or the St John Sub Castro graveyard has a decent conked tree
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On 8 Oct 2016 at 11:15pm Jeff wrote:
And there's one or two trees in front of Waitrose too


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