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TEWKESBURY FLOODS & THE TEWKESBURY WATER MEADOW

Situated at the confluence of the rivers Severn and Avon, Tewkesbury regularly experiences seasonal localised flooding which rarely interrupts daily life for its residents.  Planning laws restrict development on the flood plains, which has helped the town to maintain the towns natural beauty and appeal to visitors, walkers and nature lovers alike.

The floods are part of a natural cycle which helps to support the local eco system. The Tewkesbury Ham covers 177 acres and is one of the largest local water meadows.  It is a site of Special Scientific Interest with strict controls in place to its use.  The Ham provides a valuable habitat for many rare species of wildlife as well as an abundance of flora and fauna - it's just a stone’s throw from the town centre and well worth a visit. 

In the town itself you will find Tewkesbury’s other iconic buildings -  the Avon Mill and The Abbey Mill. Aerial images of the Tewkesbury Flood in 2007 were flashed around the world showing the town and The Abbey being cut off.   The height of the water is recorded by a marker on the side of Crumpets Tea Shop located in St Marys Lane.  Due to the nature of the flooding and the position of the town, flood alleviation schemes such as those as seen in neighbouring Upton upon Severn are not practical. However, routine maintenance such as ditch widening and clearing ensures the flood waters create as little inconvenience as possible for local residents.

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Easy access from Junction 9 on the M5 with fast and easy connections to major A roads and motorway routes:
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National rail station:
Ashchurch For Tewkesbury (ASC) - just a fews minutes by bus from Tewkesbury Town Centre
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