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How to find us

We are easily accessible from the rest of the Sussex weald and the coast via public transport and foot. We welcome walkers and cyclists and have a hard standing car park for those travelling by car.

Rail and Bus Services

The closest main line train station is Hassocks, a 10 minute walk away via a public footpath along the northern edge of the grounds. Bus routes 40, 40x and 273 stop very close to the grounds entrance.

Directions from the North

Travel South from Burgess Hill on the A273, passing through Stone Pound Crossroads with South Downs Garden Centre on your left followed by Hassocks Football Club. There is then a single house and a wood on your left hand side. The entrance to the burial ground is just after the end of this wood on your left hand side, where the public footpath crosses the road.

Directions from the South

Coming north from Brighton on the A23 take the slip road A273 signposted Hassocks, this will take you past Pyecombe Golf Course on your right, continue over the hill, across the railway line and you will pass the Jack and Jill Public House on your left. The entrance to the burial ground is about 300 metres past the pub on your right, where the public footpath crosses the road.

Opening hours

Visitors are welcome at all times at Clayton Wood with access to the burial ground via the public footpath situated to the right of the entrance gate.

Office hours Monday to Friday 9.00am – 4.30pm appointments necessary.
Car park access Monday to Friday 9.00am – 4.30pm and weekends / bank holidays 10.00am – 4.00pm.


Contact Us

01273 843842

Clayton Wood Natural Burial Ground
Brighton Road, Clayton
West Sussex

Opening hours

Office Hours
Monday to Friday
9.00am – 4.30pm
Appointments necessary

Car Park Access
Monday to Friday
9.00am – 4.30pm
Weekends / bank holidays
10.00am – 4.30pm

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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