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Atlantic Rest Natural Burial

Penlow Poetry

Added on 09 June 2020


By Stacey 


"Is it always this quiet?" asked the ladybird to the bees,
“Mostly," they said, "except when the wind tickles the trees,
You can hear the gentle rustle of the creatures in the grass,
The flutter of the butterflies as they slowly pass.”

"Is it always this tranquil?" the hedgehog asked the shrew,
"Oh yes," he replied, "what you’ve heard is true,
It’s so welcoming here with a hotel for bugs,
Anyone can check in, from bumblebees to slugs.

"What a lovely view we have!" the rabbit told the deer,
"It’s perfect," he replied. “Wait - what’s that I hear?”
"The sound of the sea as you hear it roar,
This place is really magical, you couldn’t want for more."

I’m really glad we came here, it’s just like paradise,
In every passing season this place is really nice.
Another day is closing and soon it will be night,
Now we can enjoy Penlow in the bright moonlight.

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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