Munden Estate comprises of two agricultural farms which both operate on a commercial basis.

A diversity of crops and agricultural husbandry is adopted to keep pace with the changing agricultural climate. There is a heavy emphasis on conservation and the protection of flora and fauna. The Estate covers a total of 850 acres of which 150 acres is designated as Bricket Wood Common.


In addition to the farming business, a woodland management programme is in place to improve the quality of the woods and a planting programme of new trees and small copses has begun under the direction of the Forestry Authority and the Countryside Management Service. The tree planting also includes a large number of Cricket Bat Willow trees which are grown under contract with Gray Nichols, the cricket bat manufacturers.

Bricket Wood Common

Bricket Wood Common is part of the Munden Estate although it is a registered common and a site of Special Scientific Interest. The management of the Common is assisted by St Albans District Council and the Bricket Wood Common Management Committee.

The family occupants of Munden care greatly for the Common and its future as a rare example of unspoilt common land with much natural wildlife habitat on the urban fringe. The management of the Common is of constant concern, although funds are limited and constructive points of interest with regards to its future welfare and protection are always welcome.

The public are welcome to enjoy Bricket Wood Common – we just ask you to park in the designated parking bays, keep dogs under control and remove all litter.


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