Clayton Wood Natural Burial Ground

Clayton Wood is one of the not so many burial grounds to be located right inside a National Park. The burial ground which was opened in 2008, is a tranquil and peaceful place to let your loved one rest eternally. The natural burial ground is positioned below the Jack and Jill Windmills and set amidst the South Downs National Park’s rolling hills. Clayton Wood is currently developing a new beautiful English wood for the future and the countryside spanning 15 acres will be safeguarded from development.

Burials and funerals

The Clayton Wood Natural Burial Ground has marked out areas for all-round natural burials and cremated remains. Enclosed within fine specimens of native trees are memorial scattering lawns, all put there not only for the present generations to appreciate, but for future generations to enjoy.

Clayton Wood is an ideal option for any kind of funeral service, whether religious or non-religious. The burial ground’s facilities easily match those of any conventional chapel or crematorium you can think of. Also, while many local authority cemeteries charge extra costs to those who don’t live within the area, Clayton Wood charges everyone equally. To ensure that Clayton remains at the highest standards, the burial grounds follow the Association of Natural Burial Grounds’ code of conduct.

Clayton Wood’s vision and community involvement

Clayton Wood is focused on fostering native wildlife and helping it to thrive, in a bid to preserve that part of the countryside. The task, which is right on track, is to create a gorgeous wood for the future that will serve as a tranquil place for friends and family to visit. Clayton Wood is very invested and actively involved with the local community as they commit to being part of positive difference to South Downs communities. They often partner with various organisations with similar goals and values to tackle problems the local community considers to be important.

Natural woodland burials

Clayton Wood is the perfect location for those seeking out a natural woodland burial. Now more than ever, many people are not so keen on more conventional burials as they are more interested in burials that suit their modern lifestyles better. Because Clayton Wood focuses on conserving the wood land, promoting carbon neutrality, and supporting environmental friendliness, it is an ideal option for those who are in need of a greener alternative.

Plot locations

The Clayton Wood burial grounds have various plot locations which vary in terms of price and are well suited to varying budget sizes. But regardless of which plot you choose, you can be sure it will be a stunning setting nonetheless. The plot locations include Pond View, the Avenue, Oak Leaf, Buttercup Meadow, Poppy Meadow, and the Glades. Not to worry, our caring staff at Sussex Funerals will walk you through the plots and help you pick the option best suited to your needs. Call us today to find out more, including the kind of bio-degradable caskets or urns we are able to provide.

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19:56 06 Mar 20
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Ann Gray
Ann Gray
06:37 20 Feb 20
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13:03 19 Feb 20
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Nick Hackman
Nick Hackman
17:21 05 Feb 20
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Kenya Simpson Martin
Kenya Simpson Martin
16:33 28 Dec 19
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bianca kokkolas
bianca kokkolas
15:17 13 Dec 19
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Joseph B
Joseph B
14:08 13 Dec 19
Philip,I just wanted to thank you formally for all your help in designing and delivering Joyce's funeral. I didn't really know how to go about choosing a funeral director, and I'm so glad I chose you. You gave extremely good advice about the design of the service. Throughout the process you have been very helpful and gave me a lot of reassurance through your obvious good planning, professionalism and expertise. And you provided me with great people to work with - Lisa with the flowers and, in particular, the wonderful Jen.I'm sure you know that this has been the most difficult time of my life. I'm very pleased with the way that the funeral went - as were all the people there. So you have my gratitude for making it a success and for the fact that the process was more pain free than I would have dared to imagine.Warm regards,Ed Hagger
Joyce Brown
Joyce Brown
16:47 30 Aug 19