Severn Ham

The Severn Ham is a 70 hectare Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI). The site is protected for being one of the few remaining traditionally managed ham meadows. It is situated on the alluvium of the Severn Vale and is a flooded area during the winter months.

The site boasts a wide range of flora, including meadow buttercup, lady’s smock and the rare sulphurwort. The site is also home to many nesting birds; including lapwing, curlew and redshank.

The site is managed by the Severn Ham Committee, which includes Councillors and external representatives from Natural England, Severn Trent, the Tewkesbury Commoners and an independent Conservation Advisor.

The Severn Ham is open for the public to enjoy.  The main access points are over the bridges by Healings Mill and the old Abbey Mill.

To help us protect the ground nesting birds, please stick to the numerous paths and we ask that dogs are kept on leads between March and July.  Thank you in advance for your co-operation.

Committee Members

  • Chris Danter – Town Mayor

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  • Terry Walker – Deputy Town Mayor

    I am married and was born and bred in Tewkesbury and attended Tewkesbury school.  Worked at GCHQ ( Oakley) Cheltenham for over eight years and then Gloucestershire University as Head of Printing dept. I have worked in the Graphics industry field for 39 years. I have two daughters and I live in the town centre and was elected on […]
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  • Pete Aldridge

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  • Joanne Raywood

    I moved to Tewkesbury from northern England with my husband and elder son, drawn here by the attractiveness of the town, its excellent location and transport connections and also the Abbey. My younger son was born here.  As a young mum I found plenty of scope to get involved in my new local community, through […]
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