Gallery & Testimonials


“Thank you for all your support in arranging Mums funeral. It was exactly as we/she wanted it and the day was a wonderful celebration. At no point in the ruynup or on the day did I feel worried or stressed about the arrangements. Everyone was so kind, thoughtful and organised. You made a difficult time so much easier and dare I say it, enjoyable.”

– David, Sarah & Katie, 2022.

“A million thanks for all you have done in making Aunty Moira’s resting place and burial day so special, intimate, peaceful and full of the natural world she loved. Sam the pony and titch the dog made the day perfect, I can still see her beaming her beautiful smile.”

– Liz, Lou and family of Moira Wood who was interred with us in 2021.

“I was so fortunate to have discovered Belsay Woodland Burials….. you have created such a tranquil. peaceful, spiritual setting that has no sadness…”

– Karen, daughter of Joan Ridley Edwards who was interred with us on 26th March 2020.

“From our first visit to Belsay we knew it was right. The setting is beautiful and peaceful, where you feel a connection with nature. Whilst reeling from the loss of our son and not knowing what to do next, Laura and Georgie were calm, reassuring and helped guide us to give him a beautiful service, complete with the wonderful Sam the pony. A day that we had struggled to contemplate has become a memory we hold dear and Belsay has become a very special place to visit”.

– Ros and Mike, parents of Alexander who was buried with us on 8th March 2019.

“What a wonderful send off Dad got at Belsay in May, a most peaceful environment that could not be better thought of. Dad lived  and worked at Wallridge, and the family went to Belsay for walks and play many times, and the surrounding areas, so when Belay launched the Woodland Burial Ground, what an appropriate place to lay down. The area is surrounded in peace and tranquillity. We cannot thank Laura and her staff enough for a wonderful day, and especially Sam the pony that took Dad to the Burial Grounds, as Dad worked with ponies and horses, on farms it was very apt for him. Dad was the first person to be buried there and it was akin to returning home.” 

– Mrs Lucy Crossman, daughter-in-law to Mr George Crossman who was buried with us on 9th May 2018.

“Thank you for making it possible to give my husband the funeral that he wanted.” 

– Mrs Ruth Baxter, wife of Mr Ron Baxter who was buried with us on 22nd June 2018.

“I just wanted to say that if you can ever have an enjoyable funeral then this was it.  Sam taking mum to her final resting place was perfect and the feeling of peace I had throughout made it so much easier than it could otherwise have been.

So many people said afterwards it was a beautiful place so thank you again.”

– Gail Brown, daughter of Barbara Cawthorn who was buried with us on 29th October 2018.

“Many thanks for organising our parents’ interment yesterday.  Everyone agreed the event was exactly what we hoped it would be – quiet, informal and low key.  What could have been a very sad occasion felt uplifting and positive.  We couldn’t wish for a nicer, more appropriate place to come and visit Mum and Dad.”

– Deborah Tomkinson, daughter of Harry and Greta Pinkney, who were interred together on 24th March 2019