We are situated midway between Hereford and Ross-on-Wye

The Poor Clare Monastery
Much Birch

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Much Birch is on the A49 about half-way between Hereford and Ross-on-Wye.
Our Monastery is on the Kingsthorn road next door to Much Birch C. of E. Primary School.

There are regular rail and coach services to Hereford from places throughout the U.K. Onward connection from Hereford city centre to the Monastery is available by local bus. The railway station is close to the bus and coach station for interconnections.

By Bus from Hereford:
Take the 33 bus (destination Ross-on-Wye) from Hereford Country Bus Station, Stand 5.
Buses leave Hereford hourly on the half-hour. This service passes our entrance. There is a bus-stop outside.

By Bus from Ross-on-Wye:
The 33 bus stop is opposite the Library in Cantilupe Road. Buses leave Ross hourly on the half-hour, destination Hereford. This service passes our entrance with a bus-stop nearby.

By car from Hereford:
Take the A49 southbound out of Hereford. At the top of Callow Hill where the road returns to two lanes take the turning left signed for Kingsthorn. After half a mile you will pass a prominent bus shelter on the right.  Go straight ahead through Kingsthorn village, emerging once more into open countryside. Shortly after the next 30mph speed restriction sign look for the entrance to the Monastery on the right.

By car from Ross-on-Wye:
Take the A49 northbound from the Wilton roundabout on the western outskirts of Ross . After passing Much Birch church on the left, at the next crossroads take the right turn, signed for Kingsthorn. Go past Much Birch C of E Primary School. A short distance after this, the entrance to the Monastery is on the left.

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