Severn Ham

Severn Ham

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.  Camping, barbecues, cycling and flying drones are not permitted on the Severn Ham.

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.

Click here to view the Severn Ham Vision and Implementation Plan Documents


Committee Members

Joanne Raywood for website

Joanne Raywood

Chair of Planning Committees (Tewkesbury South Ward)

Tewkesbury South Ward. I moved to Tewkesbury from northern England…
Pete Aldridge Photo

Pete Aldridge

Councillor, Chair of Severn Ham Committee (Newtown Ward)

Newtown Ward. Pete Aldridge - Register of Members' Interests I…
Cate Cody for website

Cate Cody

Councillor (Tewkesbury North Ward), Borough Councillor, County Councillor

Tewkesbury North Ward. I have lived in Tewkesbury since 1993…
Cllr Danter

Chris Danter

Councillor, Chair of Buildings & Moorings Committee (Tewkesbury South Ward)

Tewkesbury South Ward. Chris Danter Register of Members' Interests
Tewkesbury Town Council