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.

Visitors are reminded to wear sensible footwear as the ground can be uneven, muddy and sometimes slippery.  The site is open 365 days a year to visitors, but the office operates in normal business hours, Monday to Friday.  Please telephone the office on 01661 881206 if you would like to make an appointment.