Wordless Wednesday – Foraging for sweet chestnuts in Hatfield Forest


On a corner of the winding road through Hatfield Forest there is a stand of magnificent Sweet Chestnut trees.


Those trees are loaded with nuts, which are currently bursting their prickly shells, ready for gathering.



Unfortunately, we arrived at the end of the weekend and found the pickings slim!


There were enough left to stuff a few in our pockets, but next time we should probably go in the morning!


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7 Responses to Wordless Wednesday – Foraging for sweet chestnuts in Hatfield Forest

  1. shoreacres says:

    What fun! Do you roast them over an open fire, while Jack Frost nips at your nose?

    • I like them best as street food, roasted over a brazier and bought in little packets to munch as you walk along … most memorably by the Spanish Steps in Rome. Mostly I microwave them though!

  2. Eliza Waters says:

    My neighbor gave us a whole bagful, and my hubby is in heaven. 🙂 He found an easy prep method online using a microwave, done in a minute.

  3. susurrus says:

    I have been looking for conkers and have not found a single one yet. Must have been looking in all the wrong places. It would be a very happy day if I ever found sweet ones to forage. I love them. Boiled, not roasted.

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