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Atlantic Rest Natural Burial

Forest School News

Added at 11:26 on 03 November 2021

Penlow Forest School


As you may already know we are creating a forest school pilot scheme.  We will be offering free of charge to children of early years and primary school age, in conjunction with an educational fund that we are creating.


We had hoped that this would start in September to coincide with the new academic school year but unfortunately this wasn’t to be.


There have been lots of things going on in the back ground to bring this to fruition along with a few things that have caused a delay or two.


I just wanted to let everyone know that this will be 100% going ahead and is something that I’ve wanted to make happen, pretty much since we opened in 2014!


Our aim is to start the pilot sessions in February 2022.  The weather has turned too much now to be able to start until this winter weather is over.


I look forward to letting you all know more when there is more news to share.  There are already over 100 childrens’ names down, whose parents would like them to attend these sessions.


So please keep eye out for future news and although I have names of parents - via Facebook is the only way I can contact anyone; so please do drop me an email so I have another way to contact you about the future plans. 

My email is:


Thank you 

If you are visiting our website because you are due to attend a burial with us - please read the following.


Thank you for reading, we understand that this may be a difficult time for you but please read to the end as it will benefit your overall experience on the day.


There will be two temporary signs out in Woolley, the first is a floor sign that indicates you need to turn left, this is a black and orange sign.  You will then reach our banner that will be at the end of the lane.


Parking is limited at Atlantic Rest. If you know that there is likely to be a high number of people attending the burial - please arrange to car share. This doesn’t need to mean from your start point; but can be done from very near your destination.  There is a very large lay-by just after you turn off of the main A39 into Woolley.  Please park there if necessary, and ride down to the site with others.


Please do not in any circumstances drive into Woolley and leave your vehicle on the green (where the first sign is) or on any verges nearby - we have a good relationship with the locals, that we need to maintain.


When you get to the end of the lane, please stop and wind your window down to receive instructions of how and where to park your vehicle.  We manage the parking as best we can but it does require your cooperation.  We ask people to reverse park where possible, so that you can all easily filter out when it is time to leave.


We do have overflow car parking but it is limited.


When parked and congregating with others, please be mindful of other vehicles manoeuvring.


There is a gravel path through the main part of Penlow but you will likely need to walk on the grass too. Please note that high heels will sink.


If you require assistance with mobility - we do have a scooter that we can use for you.  You will only need to sit on it and we will operate the scooter.  Please call in advance if this is required - 07775 726 907.


Thank you for bearing with, and reading this till the end.


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