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Atlantic Rest Natural Burial

We are now an award winning burial ground!

Added on 20 April 2016

On the weekend of 16th April Tom and I went away to Berkshire to a burial ground owners meeting.  These happen twice a year in various locations throughout the country and are hosted by a natural burial site.  This time it was hosted at the very beautiful Sheepdrove Organic Farm.  

Every 12 months 'The People's Awards' are decided for 5 different regions and then there is the over all winner for the UK.  So with us almost entering our third year in operation we were very thrilled and proud to have been awarded regional runner-up for the South West.  

These awards are based on the feedback forms that families who use us return to the Natural Death Centre charity.  The forms are sorted and scrutinised by the judges and the award certificates are awarded at the Spring meeting.

It means so much to us both that the families who have loved ones buried with us have given such great feedback and enabled us to win this accolade. 

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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