Sun Rising
Natural Burial Ground and Nature Reserve
01295 688488

Opening Hours

The site is open from around dawn until dusk every day of the year. In practice, this means the gate is unlocked between the following times:

April - September : 8 am - 8 pm
October - March : 8 am - 5 pm

If you wish to visit outside those hours but still in daylight, please check with the office.

During opening hours, you may find the gate to the lane closed - just open the latch. Please close the gate when you leave.

If you want to meet someone, you will need to make an appointment. Office hours are 9 am- 5 pm, Monday to Friday. Please feel free to telephone or email us, and we will be happy to answer your queries.

IN AN EMERGENCY don't hesitate to ring, using the mobile number if necessary: 0779 229 4414

Any messages left on the mobile will be picked up fairly quickly, although only urgent messages will be addressed out of office hours.

Unless otherwise arranged, meetings take place at the burial ground. It may also be possible for us to come to your home to discuss your requirements, wishes or concerns.

We are flexible as to the timing of funerals, particularly where religious traditions are concerned. There is a surcharge for burials at weekends, on bank holidays and later in the day, and for funerals held within 48 hours.

Open Days are held in the early summer, and other events happen throughout the year: for more information, check our Activity Days page .