About Us

Upton Bishop is a village with 600 residents in South Herefordshire, just outside Ross on Wye.  We are a vibrant village with a very popular pub, The Moody Cow; a large village hall which is used by many different groups for all types of activities, and a beautiful church.  We are also home to the renowned Wobage craft centre. This website is owned and maintained by Upton Bishop Parish Council.

Upton Bishop consists of six settlements, Crow Hill, Phocle Green, Tanhouse, Tedgewood, Upton Bishop, and Upton Crews.The village of Upton Bishop is recorded in the Domesday Book within the Bromsash Hundred as Upton Episcopi, owned by the Canons of Hereford i.e. the Bishop’s Upper Town. The record includes seven Hides paying tax; in Lordship two ploughs: eighteen villagers, eleven smallholders, two Boors and a priest. The inclusion of a priest in the record suggests a settled population and the possible existence of a place of worship at that time.

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The Birches has applied for planning permission for an extension and alterations. Comments needed by Feb 8th www.herefordshire.gov.uk/info/200142/planning_services/planning_application_search/details?id=204... ...

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Update on our Walk to Jerusalem. If you want to join in visit the website uptonbishop.org/walk-to-jerusalem/

Breakfast on the Grand Place in Brussels with coffee and gaufres after a short walk from our overnight stop in Kortrijk. Mmmm the delicious smell of freshly waffled gaufres! They set us up for a great walking day. More people have joined us, we're now 54, some of them great walkers. The more the merrier: their fresh encouragement had us swinging through Belgium, past my grandmother's door in Leuven (although she knew it as Louvain) and over the border to The Netherlands where we had a small altercation at the customs post resulting in some of us having to hand over our ham sandwiches.

Passing through the centre of Maastricht we reminisced about John Major and his Spitting Image avatar, the Grey Man.Once into Germany, we skirted to the north of Aachen and stopped for a break in Düren. This, we discovered, was once one of the wealthiest cities in Germany but it was flattened by Allied bombers in November 1944. The good citizens rolled up their sleeves and rebuilt so we were able to enjoy strammer max mit pommes under the restored walls of Schloss Burgau.

We arrived at the birthplace of Haribo's Gummibears, Bonn, in the early afternoon and took the opportunity to visit the Beethoven Haus to wish Ludwig a belated happy 250th birthday last year.

In spite of the dark and the threat of snow, we marched on at a great rate. We were tempted to stop in Eslarn, east of Nurenburg but we were so close to the border that we pressed on into the Czech Republic and stopped to camp in a barn 761.5 miles from Upton Bishop.

Quite an achievement!
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