Warwickshire Avon

The Warwickshire Avon extends from the source of the river Avon, east of the town of Rugby, to its confluence with the river Severn near Tewkesbury. Tributaries within the area include the rivers Alne, Arrow, Leam, Stour and Swift. The region is mostly rural with a population of around 800,000 with some larger urban areas adjacent: Coventry, Redditch, Rugby, Stratford-upon-Avon, Tewkesbury, and Warwick.

The rivers Avon and Leam flow into Draycote Water which is the largest water supply reservoir in the area. Principal aquifers in the region are also important sources of drinking water. Rivers and wetlands in the Warwickshire Avon are vital for wildlife, wellbeing, and water resource. They also provide recreation and tourism opportunities. Shakespeare’s birthplace of Stratford-upon-Avon and Warwick are picturesque historic towns and major international tourist destinations bringing economic benefits to local communities.

Projects in Warwickshire Avon

Severn Woodlands – Stratford-upon-Avon

In progress

Shipston Natural Flood Management

Complete

Leam Water Environment Improvement Fund

Complete

Blackminster Brook – Broadway

In progress

Blackminster Brook – Offenham

In progress

Blackminster Brook

In progress

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