Sun Rising
Natural Burial Ground and Nature Reserve
01295 688488


Updated : 19 March 2017

Events and Activity Days 2017

Our events for the year are starting to come into form. For more information, check our Activity Days and Friends pages.

Sun Rising Newsletter

Our Spring Summer newsletter is now available. Our newsletters give news about the nature reserve, burial ground and events through the next six months. Families on our mailing list are sent a printed copy, or an email notifying them that it is now published on our website. Current and all previous newsletters are available to download from our website: Newsletters

Sun Rising Awarded a Prestigious Green Flag

In 2015 we were awarded a Green Flag, and in 2016 we were awarded it a second time. As far as we are aware, we are the first natural burial ground to have one in the region, and only the second in the country. The Green Flag recognises excellence in terms of environmental sustainability, public engagement and care, and every other category you might imagine when it comes to a green space or park that is open for all. We are always looking for a standards body that sets a high enough bar for their acknowledgement to be worth something, and this is one such body. We are very pleased with the award. For more information, check our Standards and Feedback page and the Green Flag website (and our page on their website).

Notes From Sun Rising

Our Blog is up and running. It will be an irregular feature of the burial ground, simply because I don't wish to bore you with unnecessary words, but if you would like to link to it and get our updates we'd love to have you on board. You are welcome to comment.

No Dogs

Please note that it is not permitted to walk dogs at the site. Dogs may be allowed access for funerals and special occasions, or in special circumstances, but only with a pass. Please ask us if you would like more information.