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.  Recently the ‘Greater Dodder’ (pictured below) was also spotted on the site.

The site is also home to many nesting birds; including lapwing, curlew and redshank.  To keep up to date with all of the latest information, please follow our Facebook page – Severn Ham Tewkesbury.

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

  • Pete Aldridge – Town Mayor

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  • Cate Cody

    I have lived in Tewkesbury since 1993 and feel honoured to represent the people of this town. I have many years of experience in the environmental sector, am an expert in recycling and waste reduction and have visited most of the relevant facilities in the area. I have been involved in various community projects for […]
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  • Chris Danter

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  • Joanne Raywood – Deputy Town Mayor

    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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  • Vernon Smith

    The people of Newton elected me as a Town Councillor and as such I find that this puts me at an advantage and enables me to fulfill my role as a County Councillor for the greater good of the Tewkesbury community. Vernon Smith Register of Members’ Interests  
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