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.