The Best Places to Collect Conkers in Yorkshire

September 23, 2020
The best places to collect conkers in Yorkshire a picture of conkers on the ground

The coming of Autumn brings to mind crisp leaves, berry foraging, apple picking and conker collecting. Conker collecting reminds me of my own childhood and aways takes me back to my memories, including a few injuries from throwing them at each other! These days our children are much safer at collecting conkers than we were! I need to mention that I was inspired to compile the best places to collect conkers in Yorkshire after reading my friend Bethanie’s post. Bethanie blogs at Northumberland Family Diaries she shared her best places for conker collecting in Northumberland. If you find yourself visiting Northumberland do check out her blog for lots of useful local information.

A child collecting conkers in Yorkshire

Back to Yorkshire! The largest County in England means there is a lot of conkers to be found. These conker collecting places in Yorkshire have come recommended after asking on Yorkshire Family Events and Activities FB group and from my own research. I’m sure there are many corners of Yorkshire I have missed off and so please do let me know if you have a favourite horse chestnut area to recommend, so I can update this post annually!

Wilton Park – Batley

Thorpe Perrow – Bedale

St Ives Estate – Bingley

Linton Falls walk to Burnsall

Sledmere House – Driffield

Valley Gardens – Harrogate

The Stray – Harrogate

Ravensknowle Park – Huddersfield

Greenhead Park – Huddersfield

Netherton Wood – Huddersfield

Honey Woods – Huddersfield

West Park – Hull

Pickering Park – Hull

Southfields and Heads Lane Hessle – Hull

Darwin Gardens – Ilkey

Cliffe Castle – Keighley

Golden Acre Park – Leeds

Lotherton Hall – Leeds

Temple Newsam – Leeds

Pudsey Park – Leeds

Dalby Forest – North York Moors

Chevin Country Park – Otley

Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal – Ripon

Roberts Park – Saltaire

Botanical Gardens – Sheffield

Hillsborough Park – Sheffield

Northcliffe Park – Shipley

Aireville Park – Skipton

Chestnut Walk in Thorns Park – Wakefield

Nostell Priory – Wakefield

Yorkshire Sculpture Park – Wakefield

Mulgrave Castle and Woods – Whitby

Knavesmire woods / Hobmoor field area – York

Beningbrough Hall – York

Castle Howard and the Yorkshire Arboretum – York

Bootham Park and West Bank Park – York

York Racecourse woods

York Designer Outlet – Off the A64

Bolton Abbey – Yorkshire Dales

I hope that this best places to collect conkers in Yorkshire post gives you an idea of somewhere local to visit and fill up your pockets with conkers. Once you have gathered them you may want to try our some crafting ideas with the kids. I have popped on my conker craft board from Pinterest to help inspire you to get crafty with conkers. Or maybe you plan to place them around your home to keep away eight legged unwanted visitors now the cooler weather is heading our way.

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