Dying Matters Event

with Confortia and Pentiddy Natural Burials

at Pentiddy Woods, Pensilva

Sunday 19th May 2019, 11am – 3pm

It gives us great pleasure to invite you to an open day as part of National Dying Matters Week. The day will be an opportunity for us to explore together our choices around death and dying with the hope of bringing death back into the heart of our communities and empowering us to make the most of our (finite) lives.

There will also be a wide variety of related information, specialists to talk to and examples of local sustainable coffins and shrouds.

There will be a tour of Pentiddy Natural Burials with Anthony and Ele Waters 11am – 12pm to include the opening of the new wild flower burial site.

Death Cafe logo.

A Death Cafe (in the straw bale house) will be hosted by Confortia with cake, drinks and discussion.

The roundhouse will be set up as a space for quiet reflection. You are also invited to bring a picnic and wander the community woodlands.

There is no charge for the day but donations will be welcome to further the work of Confortia (a not-for-profit organisation)

Dogs on leads welcome. For directions click here.

Confortia : www.confortia.co.uk
Pentiddy Natural Burials : 01579 362430

Sheep grazing August 2018

We will be letting the sheep in to graze the burial site from the beginning of August for a couple of weeks.

During their time please ensure all gates are securely closed, and place memorial flowers out of their reach as they love to eat them…

Any questions or concerns please contact us.

Scything has begun!

Scything last year
Scything last year

We have decided to take this weather window as an opportunity to cut some, if not all of the burial site.

Many of the flowers have finished now, and one of the advantages of mowing by hand means we can be selective, so any that are still looking nice we will leave.

The grass we cut will all be made into hay for our sheep to eat next winter.

Please contact us if you have any questions, or indeed if you would like to come out and join us in the next few days and try your hand at scything.

Policy Updates

This is to inform everyone that many of our policies have recently been updated and we have a new Data and Privacy Policy.

A few key changes in our policies which you should be aware of:

  • Pre-booked plots are now subject to a 30-year free renewal
  • We have updated our cancellation policy and fee
  • Our Terms and Conditions have been amended
  • Our planting policy has changed- removal of non-natives is underway.

All relevant documents can be found here

New Sign and seating area

We have a new sign and a new seating area in the burial site.

New Sign
Our new entrance sign

Visitors may notice a lovely granite sign at the entrance opposite the car park, and some granite boulders arranged as a seating circle at the top of the burial site.

We hope these additions to the site will make it easier for people to find us and give a focal point within the site.

The sign, which we share with the neighbouring Community Woodland charity, was part-funded with generous donations from supportive community members. Thank you – you know who you are!

Sheep grazing times

Sheep Grazing this Autumn

As part of our revised system of grass management, we will be putting our flock of Hebridean and Black Welsh Mountain sheep in to graze the burial site from the end of October for several weeks.

Visitors to the site should be extra vigilant at ensuring the gates are kept shut at all times please, and be aware that sheep really enjoy eating flowers…..
We suggest placing memorial flowers on a nearby tree or by the memorial board.