Burial sites alphabetically
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The Arbory Trust (click here)
runs a Christian site west of Cambridge.
Bidwell Woodland burial site. Near the village of Rattery in South Devon. Click here
Breach Farm, St Mary Bourne, Hampshire. Click here.
Brinkley Woodland Cemetery, Near Six Mile Bottom, Cambridgeshire. Click here.
Brocklands, Near Settle. Yorkshire
Carlisle City Council, Tel 01228 817000, Fax 01228 512742. Civic Centre, CARLISLE, Cumbria CA3 8QG. They have run a green burial site since 1994.
Clovery Woods, Brackenrig, Fyvie, near Turriff in Aberdeenshire. AB53 8QR Tel: 01651 891654
Corstorphine Hill in Edinburgh. Scotland's longest established site. I've been told that the tapestry artist Sax Shaw is buried there. If anyone knows any more please let us know.
Woodland Burial Glade at Thornhill Cemetery in Cardiff (Tel
029 2062 3294).
Clithero. Ribble Valley Council has opened a Woodland burial site at Waddington Road Cemetery adjacent to Boy Bank Wood overlooking the Ribble. Contact David Hewitt, Countryside Officer, Ribble Valley Borough Council, Church Walk, Clitheroe. BB7 2RA. Tel. 01200 414505. Or click here.
Colney Woodland Burial Park, Norwich. Click here.
Cothiemuir Hill near the river Don in Aberdeenshire. Managed by Native Woodland ltd. Click here.
Crossways Farm, Cheriton Bishop, Exeter. Devon.
EX6 6JD. Martin and Julie Chatfield have just opened a
woodland burial site on their farm on the edge of Dartmoor. They
have just (May 2004) had their first burial. Email them here .
They have a website here.
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Eternal Forest Trust Ltd. 22 West End Parade, Pwllheli, Gwynedd. LL53 5PN. Click here
Gertrude's Pasture in Scotton, near Harrogate. See Alice Barker Welfare and Wildlife Trust below.
Glenley Green Burials, near Kirkcudbright in Scotland. Run by Osborne Funeral Directors. Click here
Golden Valley Country Park, near Ripley. Click here
Greenfields Woodland of Remembrance. Malvern Road. Staunton in Gloucestershire. It has been operating for about nine months although the official opening is May 2007. Click here for the website. Email here. Tel 01452 840460. Mobile 07718 595584
Greenhaven burial grounds near Rugby (Tel 01788 860604) Featured on BBC Radio Four on 21 Jan 2005. Click here to read more.
A. B. Welfare and Wildlife Trust in
Harrogate (Tel 01423 530900 or 868121).
Hinton Park, New Forest. Click here.
Hinton Park Woodland Burial Ground near Christchurch, Dorset (tel 01425 278910).
Ketton Park Green Burial site,. near Oakham in Rutland Tel 01780 460000, mobile 07801 090777, or firstname.lastname@example.org
Kirkcudbright. There are plans for a green burial site here. Details from Another Way, c/o South West Environmental Action Project, 17 Castle Street, Kirkcudbright. DG6 4JA, Scotland. Tel 01557 331993. e-mail here
Lords Wood green burial ground. Located between Malvern and Worcester in the West Midlands. This is still at the planning application stage. Click here for details.
Memorial Woodlands, Earthcott Green, Bristol. Tel. 01454 414 999, Fax: 01454 419 081 email here. Website click here. They own the hearse in which Winston Churchill was carried on his final journey. Click here for more.
Much Hoole Woodland Burial Ground, Moss House Lane, Much Hoole, Preston, Lancashire, PR4 4TD. Claims to be the only consecrated Woodland Burial Ground in the North of England. Situated next to the village Church, who can offer their services if required. Contact Mr Geoff Whalley on 01772-612900. Click here for website
Green, 88 High Street, Ramsey, Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire, PE26 1BS.
Tel. 01487 815741 Click here
Natural Endings, Manchester. Tel 0800 197 0401. Click here
Oakfield Wood 256, High St. Dovercourt.
Harwich Essex CO12 3PA. Tel: 0800 374759
Oakfield Wood Green Burial Ground in Manningtree, Essex (tel 01255 880182).
Green Burial Ground, Yardley Road, Olney, Buckinghamshire MK46 5EH. Run by
The Green Burial Company Tel 01234 241808 Fax 01234 240363 Email email@example.com
Prestwold Natural Burial ground. Near Loughborough. Tel 0116 2220247
Pontsmill Human Green Burial and Pet Cemetery in Par,
Cornwall (Tel 01726 813975).
Rose Farm, Penwith, West Cornwall. Click here
The Nature Reserve Burial Ground at Saddleworth Cemetery
near Oldham (Tel 01457 876665).
Scraptoft, Leicester. Tel 0116 222 0247. Run by The Natural Burial Company. Click here.
South Yorkshire Woodland Burial Ground. Click here
Stapenhill Cemetery at Burton on Trent has a woodland
Tarn Moor, Skipton, Yorkshire. Click here
Tithe Green Burial Ground, Grange Farm, Oxton, Southwell. NG25 0RG. Tel/Fax 01623 882210
Usk Castle Chase, Usk,
Monmouthshire: managed by Native Woodland Ltd, The Market Tavern,
Westall Park at Holberrow Green near Redditch
Westhope Burial Ground near Craven Arms, Shropshire (tel 01584 861293).
I believe that there are also sites elsewhere is Scotland in Angus, Dumfries and Galloway, Dundee, East Dunbartonshire, Ayrshire, North Lanarkshire and Stirling, but I don't have any more details of these at present.
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Other useful links
The Natural Death Centre, 6 Blackstock Mews, Blackstock Road, London N4 2BT, UK
(click here) aims to
support people dying at home and to help people to arrange
inexpensive, green funerals. It maintains
a list of all the woodland burial sites in the UK (of which I gather there are
now over 200)
and runs a helpline
on 0871 288 2098 (9.30am to 5.30pm weekdays). The 4th edition of their
Handbook contains a list of all the sites, a full list of biodegradable coffin
manufacturers and a good funeral director guide.
(click here) aims to support people dying at home and to help people to arrange inexpensive, green funerals. It maintains a list of all the woodland burial sites in the UK (of which I gather there are now over 200) and runs a helpline on 0871 288 2098 (9.30am to 5.30pm weekdays). The 4th edition of their Handbook contains a list of all the sites, a full list of biodegradable coffin manufacturers and a good funeral director guide.
The Alice Barker Welfare and Wildlife Trust, (7 Knox Road, Harrogate, North Yorks HG1 3EF, Tel 01423 530900), owns Gertrude's Pasture, a three-and-a-half acre site in Scotton, which was donated by Gertrude Martin in 1989. It had accommodated 50 green burials until December 2003 when the local council declined to allow any more. (Note- I'm not sure whether that decision was successfully appealed.) The Charity was set up by John Bradfield (author of Green Burial - the DIY Guide to Law and Practice - now out of print).The Association Of Independent Funeral Advisers is building a network of trained advisers who will ensure that bereaved families have all the information they need when planning a funeral, including family involvement, green burials, burial on private land and the best of coffins urns and shrouds. Tel: 01803 840779
Eco Coffin Tel 01795 472262 Fax 01795 422633. Email firstname.lastname@example.org
The Green Funeral Company, click here, Trekenner Mill, Trekenner, Launceston, Cornwall. PL15 9PN. Tel: 01579 370039. Email here. Alternative green undertakers and celebrants who have been operating in Devon and Cornwall for 5 years.
The Family Tree
Funeral Company, The Old Painswick Inn, Gloucester St. Stroud, Glos. HL5 1QG Tel
01453 676 769. Click here.
Green fuse (click here) are a group of floral artists, and funeral celebrants who arrange green funerals in Devon and the south west. Tel: 01803 840779.
The Bereavement Services portal Not specifically woodland burials but a large list of UK burial sites.
We Need To Talk About the Funeral - 101 Practical Ways To Commemorate and Celebrate A Life by Jane Morrell and Simon Smith (foreword by Claire Rayner OBE) is an invaluable guide on how to plan and arrange a personal and inspirational funeral with information on family involvement, green burials, burial on private land and the best of coffins urns and shrouds. www.WeNeedToTalkAboutTheFuneral.com
Email here if you would like your green burial organisation listed on this page.Click here to read the iGreen take on Woodland burial.
Click here for green burial sites in the United States
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