Bricket Wood Common is a valuable area of semi-natural habitat within a significantly built up part of Hertfordshire, rich in wildlife and offering visitors an opportunity to enjoy a landscape largely undisturbed by the world outside.
The Common's diverse habitats include ancient semi-natural woodland; hornbeam coppice woodland; wet lowland heath/acid grassland; and ponds and seasonal streams. The Common supports an array of wildlife including great crested newts, butterflies, heather, fungi, blue bells and Heath Spotted Orchids. The Common is managed by St Albans City and District Council in partnership with the Countryside Management Service and the Bricket Wood Joint Management Committee which is made up of elected District and Parish Councillors, local interest groups and the current owner. The site consists of an area of around 78.5 hectares and is situated within the boundaries of the M25 and the M1.