About

Belsay Woodland Burial ground is part of the historic Belsay Estate, which lies in the heart of rural Northumberland, 16 miles north west of Newcastle.  This stunning landscape, which is home to Belsay Hall and Castle, has remained largely unchanged for over 800 years.

Situated just south of Belsay village, Belsay Woodland Burial Ground is surrounded by natural farm land with views across the Estate’s beautiful Parks to the Hall and Castle beyond.

There is a very simple building on site, called The Gin Gan, that can be used for ceremonies or a gathering before or after a burial.  The nearby Blacksmith’s Coffee Shop can also provide refreshments and is a handy meeting point for visitors to the Belsay Woodland Burial Ground.  We are also able to offer the services of our resident pony, Sam, and our specially adapted coffin cart to transport the deceased to the burial plot.  All arrangements can be made by contacting our office.