Primroses at Pentiddy.
Primroses at Pentiddy

Welcome to Pentiddy Natural Burials

Found on the edge of Bodmin Moor near the village of Pensilva, Pentiddy Natural Burials is a small family-run site which provides a nature-rich, informal environment and an ecological option for burials in South-East Cornwall.

The site is gradually being transformed into a woodland of native trees which will be a lasting and living tribute to all who rest here. It is a quiet reflective place surrounded by woodland with much bird life and beautiful views towards Dartmoor and the coast.

Association of natural burial grounds logo.people's award runner up 2017 logo.Pentiddy Natural Burials is a member of the Association of Natural Burial Grounds (ANBG)

This helps to provide assurance of quality and best practice as all members are required to comply with the code of conduct. We are proud to have been selected as the South West runner-up of The People’s Awards last year. The feedback from families to the ANBG reflects our service and commitment to the those who choose our site.

‘I want to thank you so much for your quiet support and wise suggestion that my sister and I carry out the interment ourselves. It was so appropriate that I should be the one to place him in the ground and say the words, but I would not have thought of it if not for you. It took me a long time to find the right place for John and I am so glad I found Pentiddy’
-Helen, Torpoint.

Pentiddy Woods
The burial site is part of our larger ecological project, Pentiddy Woods, founded in 2002. The project focuses on sustainable woodland practices and low-impact living and has been designed on permaculture principles with its ethics of earth care, people care and fair share. At Pentiddy we live off-grid and demonstrate many examples of alternative and appropriate technology. On either side of the burial site is the Pentiddy Community Woodland (charity no. 1094857) and a newly planted community coppice.