Where is Wychavon District?
THE WYCHAVON DISTRICT covers some 260 square miles of the eastern part of the county of Worcestershire. It extends from an eastern border with Warwickshire and its western boundary is formed by the River Severn and the city of Worcester. In the south, Wychavon commences at the Cotswold boundary with Gloucestershire and extends as far north as the towns of Bromsgrove and Kidderminster.
With a population of 116,900 (mid 2005 estimate) Wychavon is a combination of urban and rural communities and interests. Its three main towns – Droitwich, Evesham and Pershore – and nearly 100 villages, are scattered across a pleasing countryside that is watered by the winding River Avon; edged by the Severn and includes such naturally beautiful features as the Cotswolds’ northern edge and the height of Bredon Hill.
One of the major benefits to businesses of being located in Wychavon is its position at the heart of the UK’s transport network. The superb transport infrastructure means that Wychavon is accessible for customers, suppliers and the local workforce.
Wychavon has excellent access to the UK motorway network being within easy reach of the M5, with links to the M4 and M6, and the M40, M42 and M50. From Junction 7 of the M5: –
Birmingham 29 miles / 0.35mins
Bristol 70 miles / 1.15 mins
Cardiff 77 miles / 1.36 mins
Manchester 106 miles / 1.52 mins
London 143 miles / 2.35 mins
Leeds 149 miles / 2.25 mins
Railway stations at each of Wychavon’s main towns provide a quick, frequent and easy service south to London and north to Birmingham, northern England and Scotland.
Travel Times Evesham (hrs) Pershore (hrs) Droitwich Spa (hrs)
Birmingham 1.42 1.22 0.34
Bristol 2.51 2.55 1.33
Cardiff 3.02 3.00 1.44
Manchester 4.05 3.37 2.40
London 2.15 2.49 2.42
Leeds 4.13 4.15 3.00
Birmingham International Airport is the UK’s fifth largest airport, and a vital hub in the West Midlands economy. Its terminals provide first-class facilities for business and leisure travellers who can fly direct to more than 100 scheduled and charter destinations.
Birmingham International Airport is only:
• 31.8 miles from Evesham
• 28 miles from Droitwich Spa
and provides frequent flights to and from key European business centres.