Mill Avon is a significant mill race that fed two large mills in Tewksbury. Flowing south it joins the Severn at Lower Load. Load being a crossing point on the river where you can still take the ferry to the Lower Load Hotel.
To the north you have the Old Avon and confluence with the Severn, so the two sections of the Avon and Severn enclose a floodplain called Severn Ham. Ham is a Saxon word for a meadow or water meadow in the bend of a river or a floodplain. The Pointer loves Severn Ham, miles of space to race around in.