Top spots to find champion conkers
If you want to win at conkers this autumn the most important thing you'll need is a champion collection. Our top tip for picking the best conkers is to put all the ones you've gathered in a bucket of water. Any that sink to the bottom are winners, those that float are losers. Here are some of the best spots to find winning conkers:
" Drill your conkers very carefully with a sharp bit to avoid splitting the outer shell and then leave them in the airing cupboard or on top of a radiator for a week or so"
" A great conker is one that has been stored in a dry place for at least a year. This matures it and makes it rock hard and therefore formidable."