Location and Site

Belsay Woodland Burial sits in beautiful open countryside, just south of Belsay village, which is located about 16 miles north west of Newcastle on the A696.  With views to Belsay Hall and the Castle beyond, it is conveniently located very close to the popular Blacksmith’s Coffee Shop, which can supply refreshments for gatherings either prior to, or after a burial service.


From the South (if coming from Newcastle/Ponteland) – enter Belsay village on the A696 and turn left just before Belsay Hall, Castle & Gardens, by the sign to Blacksmith’s Coffee Shop.  Follow the track past the coffee shop on the right and down the hill.  You will bear left over a cattle grid and see the entrance to Belsay Woodland Burial ground on your left.

From the North – enter Belsay village on the A696 and pass the Village School and Shop on your left.  As the road turns round a bend to the left and you see the entrance to Belsay Hall, Castle & Gardens on your right, go straight ahead following signs for Belsay Woodland Burial and the Blacksmith’s Coffee Shop.

Artist’s Impression of Belsay Woodland Burial Ground

Our Burial Ground is evolving – it will grow and change over the next few years to become a beautiful Woodland.  We felt it was important to do some initial planting to enclose the site and to ‘signpost’ how the different areas will develop as time goes on.  The artist’s impression above gives you a sense of this.