About us

Clayton Wood is a beautifully tranquil natural burial ground, set within the rolling hills of the South Downs National Park. You can be part of a new English wood, set in 15 acres of countryside that will be protected from development.

Opened in 2008 below the Jack and Jill Windmills, our beautiful woodland burial site at Clayton Wood has various dedicated areas for full natural burial and cremated remains, as well as memorial scattering lawns, surrounded by native trees for future generations to enjoy.


Why choose Clayton Wood?

• We are one of the few natural burial grounds to be situated within a National Park.

• We are helping to create a new beautiful wood for the future.

• We are helping to preserve this area of countryside, encouraging native wildlife to flourish.

• We are a tranquil, peaceful place for family and friends to visit.

• Your legacy will be one that future generations enjoy forever.


Supporting our community

At Clayton Wood, we are committed to making a positive difference to our communities across the South Downs, through active and genuine involvement. Working in partnership with organisations who share our values and goals, we can help tackle the issues that really matter to our local community.

Through our community investment programme, Love Your Neighbourhood, we support local community groups and registered charities with donations of goods in kind, cash, time and fundraising.

If you would like to apply for donations, please fill in the below forms and contact the team.

good donated to charity

Goods donations

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Cash donations





Fundraising partner: Winston’s Wish

Established in April 2017, the charity fundraising partnership is raising funds to support the charity’s services and training facilities. Winston’s Wish provides a variety of services, and work face to face with children and their families to tackle difficult feelings such as anger, confusion and guilt which come with bereavement. They also provide training to professionals who may be coming into contact with bereaved children and young people.

What our clients say...

  • My daughter and I were so impressed with the caring and efficient way the staff at Clayton Wood helped us to meet my late wife's wish for a natural burial. We wanted it to be a dignified but happy occasion - the celebration of a life - and by working with us in a most sympathetic and helpful manner they…
  • After the death of my 16 year old son arranging the funeral became my obsession. It had to be befitting for my ‘magnificent son’. Once the arrangements were made deciding where to inter his ashes became the next obsession. It had to be just right. Somewhere peaceful. Somewhere he would have liked. Somewhere where I would want to return. Several options were…
  • My wife and I often discussed the merits of cremation or burial and eventually decided on burial-but the idea of churchyards with their rows of tombstones did not appeal, and most of the ones we had seen were derelict and overgrown. We both decided we would like a woodland burial, where from the afterlife, we could commune with nature. Over…
  • Clayton Wood burial ground is such a peaceful and stunning place, it is a comfort to be surrounded by the natural beauty of the area each time we visit. The moment our family came to view Clayton Wood in our time of need, there was no question that this had to be the special place where our son was to…
  • From my first  visit to Clayton 'burial Ground' office, I was overwhelmed by the sensitivity and kindness shown to me by Teague and Karen. Without exception, my questions and requests were gently dealt with.  Having to cope on my own, they literally “held my hand” throughout the decisions and formalities, ensuring I understood all that was required. The grounds are well…
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