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Natural burial grounds and woodland burial sites for green funerals throughout the UK.

UK Memorials made by The Sign Maker

Natural Burial Grounds & Green Burial Sites

Many of the wooden memorial plaques we make are for natural burial grounds, although some do choose slate memorials which are laid flat. Click here to see a good selection of Natural Burial Ground Memorials.

We have created a list of green burial sites in the UK. Each one is a haven for wildlife, but they are all run in different ways. Have a look at their websites for more information. 

You can also visit The Association of Natural Burial Grounds.

Devon Countryside Green Burial

The South West - Natural Burial Gounds

Barnstaple Green Burial Site.

Barnstaple Green Burial  – Devon
Barnstaple Green Burial offers a tranquil final resting place for you or your loved ones. It is situated on the outskirts of Barnstaple in North Devon where wildlife and wild plants can thrive and where a selection of trees will be planted to enhance the landscape.
The site provides incredible views across the valley and hosts beautiful sunsets. Families will have the opportunity to plant a tree in memory of their loved one and we will be offering a selection of apple trees so that over time a beautiful orchard will be created.

South Hams Nutural Burial Ground

South Hams Natural Burial Ground  – Devon

South Hams Natural Burial Ground is a peaceful setting located in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty that has far-reaching views of the South Devon countryside. The site is run by an experienced and compassionate family team with more than 20 years of experience in the funeral industry.
We provide a professional, respectful and quality burial service tailored to your requirements. We seek to make a burial service at our site a true celebration of the life of the deceased and to provide families with as much time as they need.
We are always here to help.
Natural burial ground at Michael’s Wood

Michael’s Wood Burial Ground – Salisbury, Wiltshire

Michael’s Wood is a beautiful woodland burial ground and is part of the Cholderton Estate, an organic working farm on the Hampshire/Wiltshire border.

 

A place of peace and tranquillity, abundant with wildlife including deer, hares and many birds.  The fringe of the wood is a dense screen of Hawthorn and Blackthorn, while the interior is dotted with a variety of native trees including Horse Chestnut, Yew, Beech, Oak and Hazel around open areas where wild grasses and flowers abound with butterflies in summer.  **
Bath Natural Burial Meadow

Bath Natural Burial Meadow – Bath, Somerset

Bath Natural Burial Meadow lies within the ‘Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty’. Natural burials can take place in the meadow, while memorial trees can be planted and dedicated in the new orchard restoration. With the rolling hills, beautiful views and sheep grazing the meadow it is a very peaceful place where families have the time and space to do things as they wish, while funerals are also pet friendly. 

Hackpen Natural Burials – Cullompton, Devon

This is a beautiful and quiet location, with diverse grassland and abundant wildlife including a small herd of roe deer. Situated at the edge of the Blackdown Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, there are far-reaching views across the Culm Valley. Families are welcome to plant a memorial tree in the developing woodland which is alongside the burial area. This will steadily transform the field and eventually it will be allowed to ‘re-wild’. We can help with advice on native trees likely to thrive in the local conditions.

Click on the links below for more Natural Burial Grounds and Woodland Burial Sites in the South West

Atlantic Rest Natural Burial Bude Cornwall
Littleham Natural Burial Ground Exmouth Devon
Sharpham Meadow Natural Burial Ground Totnes Devon
Beer Cross Woodland Burials Sampford Courtenay Devon
Westmill Woodland Burial Ground Swindon Wiltshire
Ham Down Woodland Burial Ground Blanford Forum Dorset
Hinton Park Woodland Burial Ground
Christchurch Dorset
Higher Ground Meadow Dorchester Dorset
Crossways Woodland Exeter Devon
Fevin Nature Reserve Natural Burial Site Somerton Somerset
NB At Fevin Nature Reserve Burial Ground only flat memorial tablets can be used, either wood or stone and no larger than 300mm x 300mm
Pentiddy Natural Burials Liskeard Cornwall
Arnos Vale Bath Road Bristol

The South East - Green Burial Gounds

Eden Woodland Burial Ground

Eden Valley Woodland Burial Gound  – Kent / Surrey Border
Eden Valley Woodland Burial Ground located in Edenbridge, Kent, is an enchanting 22-acre green cemetery operated and managed by the Natural Death Centre charity. Developed specifically for ‘Natural Burials’, the peaceful site offers a beautiful and secluded resting place. Burials take place in an area adjacent to an ancient bluebell woodland, amongst younger but well-established oak trees.

Aylesbury Vale Natural Burial Meadow

Aylesbury Vale Natural Burial MeadowPrinces Risborough / Buckinghamshire 
The natural burial meadow at Little Meadle lies within the Aylesbury Vale. The burial ground offers peaceful resting places in the beautiful Buckinghamshire countryside with stunning views of the Chiltern Hills and surrounding countryside. Families can choose to plant a memorial tree in the meadow or copse while the natural burial also offers pet burials. Cremated remains can be interred or scattered in the meadow or nearby pond area, so they too can rest peacefully in the freedom of the meadow amongst the wildflowers, wildlife and wandering sheep. 

Fairspear natural burial ground.

Fairspear Natural Burial Ground  – Oxon, Oxfordshire
Fairspear Natural Burial Ground is a place where people of all faiths and beliefs are welcome. A one-acre natural burial site set within a 7½  acre field on the edge of the Cotswolds in a stunning location overlooking rolling countryside.

The location is ideal for those looking for a peaceful and environmentally friendly resting-place where D.I.Y. Funerals, as well as those organised by Funeral Directors, are both accepted. Increasingly popular Humanist Ceremonies are very welcome too.

Henley-On-Thames Woodland Burial Ground

Henley Woodland Burial Ground Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire
Situated in the ‘Chilterns Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty’ the woodland burial at Henley-on-Thames is a peaceful place, full of wildlife and wildflowers.  It’s not uncommon to see muntjac deer wandering through the woodland, or red kites flying above. The relaxing walk through the natural burial is perfect for dogs and family, while families can choose what is right for them in unhurried, relaxed surroundings. As it grows the new woodland creation will help to create new homes for local wildlife while offering peaceful natural resting places that families can return to as often, or as little as they wish.

Click on the links below for more Woodland Burial Grounds and Natural Burial Sites in the South East

Chesham Bois Woodland Burial Gound Chesam bois Buckinghamshire
Deerton Natural Burial Ground Sittingbourne Kent
Eden Valley Woodland Burial Ground Edenbridge Kent/Surrey
Riverview Natural Burial Ground Sittingbourne Kent
Woodland Burials – Shamley Green Guildford Surrey
GreenAcres Heatherley Wood Grayshott Hampshire
Sheepdrove Burial Wood Lambourne Downs Berkshire
Springwood Woodland Burials Sandown Isle Of Wight
Acorn Ridge Newbury Berkshire
Breach Farm Woodland Burial Ground Andover Hampshire
South Downs Natural Burial Site East Meon Hampshire
St Alban Woodland Burial Ground Bedford Bedfordshire
Clandon Wood Natural Burial Ground Guildford Surrey

East of England - Green Burial Sites

Click on the links below for more Green Burial Grounds and Natural Burial Sites in the East of England

Couch Valley Meadow Althorne Essex
Gunton Woodland Burial Park Lowestoft Suffolk
Muchwood Green Burial Ground Ramsey Cambridgeshire
Norfolk Bluebell Wood Burial Park Hainford Norfolk
Nar Valley Green Burials Kings Lynn Norfolk
Old Meadow Park Chelmsford Essex
The Arbory Trust Woodland Burial Ground Barton Cambridgeshire
Greenwood Burial Ground Farnham East Suffolk
Greenacres Norwich Norfolk

East Midlands - Natural Burial Sites

Bigwood burial ground - Hill Holt Wood, Norton Disney, Lincoln.

Norton Disney Big  Wood Natural Burial Ground Lincolnshire

The natural burial area at Norton Disney Bigwood, is an oasis of calm; set in an ancient woodland some of the Oak trees are approaching 200 years of age and create a perfect setting for your final resting place.

Our small organisation prides itself on the personal touches that we can bring to everyone’s experience and it is this flexibility and accommodating manner that is often remarked upon.

An absolutely beautiful woodland setting.

Click on the links below for more Woodland Burial Sites and Natural Burial Grounds in the East Midlands

Beech Wood Green Burial Boston Lincolnshire
Brightwater Green Burial Ground Market Rasen Lincolnshire
Birdsong Green Burial Site Sloothby Lincolnshire
Dale Hill Natural Burial Ground Derby Derbyshire
Temple Wood Natural Burial Ground Aslackby Lincolnshire
The Willow Natural Burial Ground South Croxton Leicestershire
Golden Valley Woodland Burial Ground Alfreton Derbyshire
Markfield Natural Burial Ground Markfield Leicestershire
Longholt Wood Natural Burial Ground Lincoln Lincolnshire
Tithe Green Burial Ground Calverton Nottinghamshire

West Midlands - Natural Burial Grounds

Westall Park Natural Burial Gound.

Westall Park Woodland BurialRedditch, Worcestershire

Westall Park is one of the pioneers of Natural Burial, having opened in 1997 it is now very well established.
Located midway between Worcester and Stratford-Upon-Avon, Westall Park is set on a stunning hillside with far-reaching views over the Worcestershire countryside, stretching as far as the Brecon Beacons.    Native trees and shrubs are randomly planted around the park to create a mixture of wooded areas and open glades, connected by a network of picturesque paths.  Our aim is that all graves will be grassed over in time, and in the long term, burial areas will progressively return to nature’s own cycle of care and renewal to become a truly everlasting and dignified place of rest.

Click on the links below for more Green Burial Sites and Natural Burial Grounds in the West Midlands

Fenns Meadow Green Burial Ground Whitchurch Shropshire
Humber Woodland of Remembrance Leominster Herefordshire
Sun Rising Natural Burial Ground and Nature Reserve Stratford upon Avon Warwickshire
Temple Fields Natural Burial Ground Solihul Warwickshire
Westhope Green Burial Ground Craven Arns Shropshire
South Shropshire Remembrance Park Church Stretton Shropshire

North of England - Green Burial Grounds

Click on the links below for more Green Burial Grounds and Natural Burial Sites in the North of England.

Brocklands Woodland Burial Settle Yorkshire
Bradfield View Woodland Burial Ground Sheffield South Yorkshire
Belsay Woodland Burial Ground Belsay Northumberland
Blue House Woodland Burials Wingate County Durham
Seven Penny Meadow Medomsley County Durham
Swanlow Park Cemetery Winsford Cheshire
GreenAcres – Rainford St Helens Merseyside
Southfield Lane Cemetery York Yorkshire
South Yorkshire Woodland Burial Ground Sheffield South Yorkshire
The Woodland Cemetery Tyldesley Manchester
Tarn Moor Memorial Woodland Skipton North Yorkshire
The Meadow Cemetery Doncaster South Yorkshire
Dalton Woodland Burial Ground Burton-in-Kendal Cumbria
Friends of Nature Burial Ground
Knutsford Cheshire

Wales - Green Burial Sites

Click on the links below for more Green Burial Sites and Woodland Burial Grounds in Wales.

Cardiff and the Vale Natural Burial Meadow

Cardiff & The Vale Natural Burial Meadow – Cardiff, Glamorgan
Situated on the western edge of Cardiff, Cardiff and The Vale Natural Burial Meadow has superb views with glimpses of the Millenium Stadium, St Fagans, Castell Coch, Caerphilly, the Garth Mountain and beyond. The burial meadow provides simple natural burials where families have the time and space to do things their way, including pet-friendly funerals so everyone is welcome. The burial ground also offers interment of ashes and ashes scatter in its dedicated scatter area, while the memorial shelter is there for families to use as they wish.

Pembrokeshire Natural Burial Ground

Pembrokeshire Natural Burials – Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire
Located in the Heart of Pembrokeshire the burial meadow is surrounded by the beautiful Pembrokeshire countryside many have grown to love. With views of the stunning Preseli Mountains in the distance, it is a place you can stop and take a moment to reflect and remember those special to you. The burial ground offers families simple natural burials with the freedom and time to plan personal and special funerals in unhurried surroundings. It is also pet friendly and offers memorial trees, while families who have chosen cremation can choose to have an interment of ashes or ashes scatter in the meadow or in the wild cherry scatter area.

Usk Castle Chase Natural Burial Meadow

Usk Castle Chase Natural Burial MeadowMonmouth, Monmouthshire
Usk Natural Burial Ground is set within the beautiful Monmouth countryside. The burial meadow offers something gentler, a place for people to remember and celebrate those special to them in peaceful, natural and unhurried surroundings. The memorial shelter is there for families to use as they wish, while the history of the burial ground is closely linked to Usk Castle, with its own hidden history, a WW2 Fox Hole, hidden within the woodland area of the burial ground itself.  The burial meadow is also pet friendly so everyone is welcome

Hay Meadow Buriel Gound Llandrindod Wells Powys
Beacons Park Natural Burial Ground Merthyr Tydfil Mid Glamorgan

Scotland - Natural Burial Grounds

Click on the links below for more Natural Burial Sites and Woodland Memorial Sites in Scotland.

Delliefure Cairngorms Natural Burial Ground

Delliefure Cairngorms Natural Burial Ground – Granton-on-Spey, Cairngorms
The natural burial ground at Delliefure lies the beautiful countryside of Cairngorms National Park. The sweeping burial meadow is flanked on each side by silver birch woodland, while at the far end the glade opens up to reveal the superb River Spey. When walking the woodland trail you may spot osprey overhead or otters swimming the river, while red deer blend into the woodland and red squirrels inhabit the ancient pines. Whether you are looking for a natural burial or an interment or scatter of ashes it is a magical place that offers very personal, peaceful funerals and resting places.

Hundy Mundy Woodland Burial Ground

Hundy Mundy Wood – Kelso, Scottish Borders
Hundy Mundy Woodland Burial, part of the Mellerstain Estate, lies within beautiful countryside on the Scottish Borders. Hundy Mundy gets its name from the Folly that is an important part of the natural burial, but it is also very special because of what it offers.
Simple, natural resting places where families have the time and space to choose what is right for them, in unhurried and peaceful surroundings, whether this is a natural burial, interment of ashes or scattering of ashes.

Cothiemuir Hill Woodland Burial Ground

Cothiemuir Hill – Alford, Aberdeenshire
At the heart of the historic Forbes Estate Cothiemuir Hill has been a special, historically important place, for thousands of years. The standing stones that are an important part of the natural burial were thought to be an ancient burial ground, and now the surrounding woodland and meadow allows us to offer natural burials surrounded by the beautiful Aberdeenshire countryside. The time and space of the woodland burial gives families the freedom to do things their way, whether arriving on horseback, bringing the dogs, erecting a marquee or keeping things simple.

Binning Memorial Woodland Tyninghame  East Lothian
Cairnbrae Natural Burial Ground
Dundee Angus
Clovery Woods of Rest Turriff Aberdeenshire
Craufurdland Woods Fenwick Ayrshire
Wooden heart memorial on poak post.
Wooden memorial plaque.
Wooden tablet for natural burial plot.
Rustic wooden memorial plaque.