Collect conkers from a horse chestnut tree – Rectory Wood is a good site for horse chestnuts
Conkers are the seeds of horse chestnut trees and usually start to fall from the trees in late September. Rectory wood has a number of horse chestnuts on site so why not see who can find the biggest and the most.
Rectory Wood and Field is a 10 hectare site that forms a gateway from the town of Church Stretton onto the Long Mynd. The wildlife interest of the site is also high. The woodland is particularly well-blessed with ancient trees. The most impressive of these is a veteran 18th century sweet chestnut. Such trees have tremendous cultural value as living monuments but also play host to a range of birds, bats, small mammals and invertebrates who make use of rotten wood and cavities.