Wednesday, 1 February 2012

Cuffley Brook - Great Wood


Cuffley Brook and Rowbourne Brook
Cuffley Brook flows eastwards and Rowbourne Brook rises in the area together with another tributary and they also flow east.

Post to the west Brookmans Park
Post to the east Great Wood

Great Wood

The wood was a forest before the Norman Conquest and then became common land as wood pasture, rather than thick woodland. It was enclosed in the early 19th and was used as a source of commercial timber production – planted with oak and pine, which was then felled.  It was sold to the local authority in the late 1930s, used by the military in the Second World War and then opened to the public, under local authority management. It is a Site of Special Scientific Interest and a local nature reserve

Broombarns Wood. This is an older wood.
Rowbourne Hill

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