is a motorway service station
between junctions 13 and 14 of the M5 motorway
north of Bristol
, located close to the towns of Wotton-under-Edge
The service station is owned by Welcome Break
, although the forecourt has recently been taken back over by BP
. The name is pronounced mick-all-wood
, rather than Michael-wood
There are two sites on opposite carriageways, connected by a footbridge over the motorway. Unusually for UK service stations, the sites are not directly opposite each other, but are slightly staggered, the northbound side being slightly further south, A more extreme example of this can be found at Strensham services
. Roads on both the north and south bound sides of the services allow access to the local road network (Damery Lane southbound and an unclassified road northbound) for staff access only. It is illegal for the public to use these roads.
The service station is one of fourteen for which large murals were commissioned from artist David Fisher
in the 1990s, designed to reflect the local area and history.
The following facilities can be found at Michaelwood