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Clandon Natural Burial Site Voted Best In The UK

Published on: 30 Apr, 2014
Updated on: 30 Apr, 2014

There are about 300 natural burial sites across the UK and Clandon Wood near Guildford has been voted the best by families who held funerals there in 2013.

Staff at Clandon Wood Natural Burial Reserve. Picture by Gordon Tulley.

Staff at Clandon Wood Natural Burial Reserve. Picture by Gordon Tulley.

The accolade comes from an organisation called the Association of Natural Burial Grounds, run by the Natural Death Centre charity. The association, of which Clandon Wood is a member, asks people to fill in a feedback form and 95% who have used Clandon gave it a ‘five star’ rating.

Simon Ferrar, Clandon Wood’s founder and manager said: “My wife Ailean and I are overwhelmed by this award. Nine years ago this was all just a dream that I had after attending my aunt’s funeral, a natural burial. That dream is now very much a reality. I cannot thank the Natural Death Centre enough for all their help and support over the last few years and guiding us to get it right.

“It has been an incredible journey and a real privilege to help and support the families that come to Clandon Wood. I would like to thank all the families that took the time to write such inspiring words about us. It means so much knowing that we are providing something very special and making a real difference to people’s lives.”

To find out more about Clandon Wood call the office on 01483 479614, or visit the website at

You can find out more about the Natural Death Centre and the Association of Natural Burial Grounds at

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