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Natural Green Burial Sites List

Woodland Burial Sites and Parks in the United Kingdom

Woodland Burial Grounds for sustainable burial, UK wide

(Please note that due to the growing popularity of woodland burial the list is constantly being added to and suggestions for additions or ammendments would be welcomed.)


Updated summer 2016

London

Brockley Cemetery, Lewisham

Carpenders Park Lawn Cemetery, Watford

City of London Cemetery and Crematorium, Aldersbrook Road, Newham

East Sheen Cemetery, Twickenham

Manor Park Cemetery and Crematorium, Forest Gate

Nunhead Cemetery, Linden Grove, Southwark
- the cemetery is nearly full and burials now carried out are in family plots

Woodland Burial Ground, West Drayton Cemetery, West Drayton, Middlesex

South East

Abingdon Cemetery, Abingdon, Oxfordshire

Acorn Ridge, Newbury, Berkshire

Beaulieu Woodland Burial Ground, Lymington, Hampshire
- now full but New Forest District Council has alternative sites at its Eling and Milford Road Cemeteries listed below

Abingdon Cemetery, Abingdon, Oxfordshire

Aylesbury Vale Burials, Buckinghamshire

Bicester Cemetery, Bicester, Oxfordshire
- provides a "green area"

Botley Cemetery, Oxford
- woodland section within cemetery

Breach Farm Woodland Burial Ground, Andover, Hampshire

Brookwood Cemetery, Woking, Surrey

Burgess Hill Burial Ground, Burgess Hill, Sussex

Canterbury City Cemetery and Whitstable Cemetery, Kent

Chatham Cemetery, Chatham, Kent
- small woodland section within main cemetery

Chesham Bois Woodland Burial Ground, Chesham Bois, Buckinghamshire

Clayton Wood Natural Burial Ground, Clayton, near Hassocks, West Sussex

Crouch Valley Meadow, Althorne, Essex

Cuckfield Cemetery, Cuckfield, Haywards Heath, Sussex

Deerton Natural Burial Ground, Faversham - Sittingbourne, Kent

Dorking Cemetery and Clandon Wood Burial Reserve, Dorking, Surrey

Eashing Cemetery, Godalming, Surrey

Eden Valley Woodland Burial Ground, Edenbridge, Kent/Surrey border

Eling Cemetery, Totton, Hampshire

Fairmile Cemetery, Fairmile, Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire

Fairspear Natural Burial Ground, Shipton-under-Wychwood, Oxfordshire

Hastings Borough Cemetery, Hastings, Sussex

Greenacres Chiltern, Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire

Greenacres Epping Forest, Epping, Essex

Greenacres Heatherley Wood, Grayshott, Hampshire

Headington Cemetery, Oxford
- small woodland section very few plots available

Herne Bay Cemetery, Herne Bay, Kent

Hove Cemetery, Brighton, Sussex

Langney Cemetery, Eastbourne, Sussex

Michael's Wood Natural Burial Ground, Cholderton, Salisbury, Wiltshire

Milford Road Cemetery, New Milton, Hampshire

Norse Road Cemetery, Bedfordshire

Nutfield Woodland Burial, Nutfield Parish Cemetery, Redhill, Surrey

Oakfield Wood Woodland of Remembrance, Culford, Essex

Oakfield Wood, Shamley Green, Cranleigh, Surrey

Olney Green Burial Ground, Olney, Buckinghamshire

Otford Parish Council Cemetery, Otford, Sevenoaks, Kent
- telephone: 01959 524808

Parkside Woodland Burial Ground, Parkside Cemetery, Hedgerley, Buckinghamshire

Rotherfield Greys Woodland Burial Ground, near Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire

St Albans Woodland Burial Ground, Keysoe, Bedfordshire

Sheepdrove Organic Farm, Lambourn, Berkshire

South Downs Natural Burial Site, East Meon, Petersfield, Hampshire

Warblington Cemetery, Havant, Hampshire

Wolvercote Cemetery, Oxford
- woodland section within cemetery

Woodcock Hill Cemetery, Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire

Woodland Garden Cemetery, Bybrook, Ashford, Kent

Woodwells Cemetery, Hemel Hemstead, Hertfordshire

South West

Atlantic Rest Natural Burial, Penlow Field, Woolley, Morwenstow, Bude, Cornwall

Beer Cross Woodland Burials, Okehampton, Devon

Bidwell Woodland Burial, Rattery, South Brent, Devon

Bridport Woodland Burial Ground, Dorset
- telephone: 01308 422687

Bristol Memorial Woodlands, North Bristol, Gloucestershire

Cleeve Priory Woodland Burial Ground, Watchet, Somerset
- telephone: 07852 555930

Cockington Country Park Woodland Burial Site, Conqueror Wood, Torquay, Devon

Crossways Woodland Burials, Crossways Farm, Cheriton Bishop, Exeter, Devon

Exwick Cemetery, Exeter, Devon

Glastonbury Cemetery & Edmund Hill Green Burial Site, Somerset

Great Bradley Cottage Natural Burial Ground, Tiverton, Devon

Greenfields Woodland of Remembrance, Staunton, Gloucestershire

Ham Down Woodland Burial Ground, Shillingstone, Dorset

Harbour View Woodland Burial & Memorial Gardens, Poole, Dorset

Haycombe Cemetery, Woodland Section, Bath, Somerset
- environmetally proactive but not specifically woodland burial

Higher Ground Meadow, Chedington, near Dorchester, Dorset

Hinton Park Woodland Burial Ground, Christchurch, Dorset

Killivose Cemetery, Redruth, Cornwall

Kingswood Remembrance Park, Kingswood, South Gloucestershire

Littleham Churchyard, Exmouth, East Devon

Lower Heddon, Yealmpton Woodland Burial Association, Devon

Midford Hill, Midford, Bath, Somerset

Mole Valley Green Burial Ground, South Molton, Devon

Pentiddy Natural Burials, Pensilva, Cornwall

Penwith Woodland Burial Place, Penzance, Cornwall

Pontsmill Green Burials, Par, Cornwall

Poole & Wimborne Woodland Burial Ground, Colehill, Dorset

Poundbury Cemetery, Dorchester, Dorset

Seaton Cemetery, Seaton, Devon
- single plot woodlands burial

Sharpham Meadow Natural Burial Ground, Devon

Tavistock Cemetery, Devon

Westcombe Hill Nature Reserve Burial Site, Somerton, Somerset

Westmill Woodland Burial Ground, Watchfield, Oxfordshire

Yealmpton Woodland Burial, Yealmpton, Devon

East

Aylesbury Natural Burial Meadow, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire

Barton Glebe Burial Ground (The Arbory Trust), Barton, Cambridgeshire

Brinkley Woodland Cemetery, Brinkley, near Newmarket, Cambridgeshire

Burnham-on-Crouch Cemetery, Maldon, Essex
- woodland glade

Crouch Valley Meadow, Althorne, Essex

Culford, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk

Feldy View Woodland Cemetery, Mersea Island, Essex

Fletton Cemetery, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire

Greenacres Colney, Norwich, Norfolk

Greenwood Burial Ground, Saxmundham, Suffolk
- telephone: 01728 603108

Harwood Park Woodland Cemetery, Stevenage, Hertfordshire

Haverhill Cemetery, Bury St Edmunds, Essex
- meadowland burial area

Herongate Wood, Brentwood, Essex

Maldon Cemetery, Maldon, Essex
- woodland glade

Muchwood Green Burial Ground, Ramsey, Cambridge

Oakfield Wood, Woodland of Remembrance, Wrabness, Essex

Parndon Wood Cemetery and Crematorium, Harlow, Essex

Woodside Cemetery, Benfleet, Essex

East Midlands

Belper Cemetery, Belper, Derbyshire

Birdsong Green Burial Site, Alford, Lincolnshire

Brightwater Green Burial Meadow, Owmby-by-Spital, Lincolnshire

Buxton Cemetery, Buxton, Derbyshire

Burton-Upon-Stather Burial Ground, Lincolnshire

Glossop Cemetery, Glossop, Derbyshire

Golden Valley Woodland Burial Ground, Alfreton, Derbyshire

Grantham Green Burial Cemetery, Lincolnshire
- telephone: 01476 563083

Hannah Park Cemetery, Worksop, Nottinghamshire

Hill Holt Wood, Norton Disney, Lincolnshire
- Hill Holt Wood now full but eco-burials available at nearby Norton Big Wood

Hope Cemetery, Hope Valley, Derbyshire

Kelsey Woodland Natural Burials (North Kelsey)

Ketton Park Green Burial, Rutland

Kingsthorpe (Northampton) Cemetery, Northamptonshire

Laughton Woodland Green Burial Park, Laughton, Lincolnshire

Longholt Wood Natural Burial Ground, Washingborough, Lincolnshire

Longmoor Cemetry, Breaston and Park Cemetery, Park Drive, Derbyshire

Nottingham Road Cemetery, Derby, Derbyshire

Prestwold Natural Burial Ground, Prestwold, Loughborough, Leicestershire

Retford Cemetery, Retford, Nottinghamshire

Rothwell Cemetery, Kettering, Northampton

Scraptoft Natural Burial Ground, Scraptoft, Leicestershire

Scrooby Burial Park, Scrooby, Nottinghamshire

Sleaford Cemetery, Eastgate, Sleaford, Lincolnshire
- woodland section (since 2004)

Stapenhill Cemetery, Burton-upon-Trent, Leicestershire

The Willows Natural Burial Ground, South Croxton, Leicestershire

Thornsett Cemetery, New Mills, Derbyshire

Tithe Green Burial Ground, Oxton (Sherwood Forest), Nottinghamshire

Welbeck Road Cemetery, Mansfield Woodhouse, Nottinghamshire

West Midlands

Allesley Woodland Burial, Allesley, West Midlands

Carmountside Cemetery and Crematorium, Milton, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire

Coleford Cemetery Natural Burial Ground, Coleford, Gloucestershire

Fenns Meadow Green Burial Ground, Whitchurch, Shropshire

Gornal Wood Cemetery and Crematorium, Dudley, West Midlands

Greenhaven Woodland Burial Ground, Lilbourne, Nr. Rugby, Warwickshire

Humber Woodland of Remembrance, Leominster, Herefordshire

Kings Norton Cemetery, Kings Norton, Birmingham

Lenton's Lane Cemetery, Coventry
- lawn grave availability

Ludford Park Meadow of Remembrance, Ludlow, Shropshire

Newport Woodland Cemetery, Newport, Shropshire

Oakfield Wood, Baughton and Oakfield Wood, Strensham Worcestershire

Quinton Cemetery, Halesowen, West Midlands
- lawn memorials

South Shropshire Remembrance Park, Church Stretton, Shropshire

Stone Cemetery, Stone, Staffordshire

Sun Rising Natural Burial Ground and Nature Reserve, Middle Tysoe, Warwickshire

Westall Park Natural Burial Ground, Inkberrow, Worcestershire

Westhope Church Meadow Green Burial Ground, Craven Arms, Shropshire

Yorkshire

Brocklands Woodland Burial, Rathmell, near Settle, North Yorkshire

Cottingham Cemetery Garden of Rest, Cottingham, East Yorkshire
- garden of rest and internment of cremated remains

Lawns Wood Cemetery, Adel, Leeds, Yorkshire or Leeds City Council

Mowthorpe Independent Garden of Rest, Terrington, Yorkshire
- telephone: 01653 648459

Rose Hill Cemetery, Cantley, Doncaster, Yorkshire

Rose Hill Natural Burial Ground, Huddersfield, Yorkshire

Stonefall Cemetery, Harrogate, Yorkshire
- lawn graves

South Yorkshire Woodland Burial Ground, Ulley/Aston-cum-Aughton, near Sheffield, South Yorkshire

Southfield Lane Cemetery, Southfield Lane, Rufforth, York

Tarn Moor Memorial Woodland, Skipton, Yorkshire

Thornton Cemetery, Thornton Road, Bradford, Yorkshire

Westerdale Green Burials, Whitby, Yorkshire

Wilsden Cemetery, Utley, near Keighley, Yorkshire
- new site being planned

Wisewood Cemetery, Bradfield, Sheffield

North East

Acklam Cemetery, Middlesborough, Teesside
- meadowland burial area

Allendale Cemetery, Allendale, Northumberland
- telephone: 01434 345177 email: anne.grievenl5@btinternet.com

Earsdon Cemetery, Whitley Bay, Tyne and Wear

Northumbrian Woodland Burials, near Felton, Thirston, Northumberland

South Road Woodland Burial Ground, South Road, Durham, County Durham

St Andrews Cemetery, Hexham, Northumberland

Woodland Burial Ground, Guisborough Cemetery, Guisborough, Redcar and Cleveland

North West

Allerton Cemetery, Liverpool, Lancashire
- natural woodland burial area

Barrow and Dalton Cemeteries, Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria

Carlisle Cemetery, Cumbria
- the very first of its kind in the UK

Cockermouth Cemetery, Cockermouth, Cumbria

Dalton Natural Woodland Burial Ground, Burton-in-Kendal, Cumbria

Frankby Cemetery, Frankby, Wirral, Merseyside

Friends of Nature Burial Ground, Graveyard Farm, Graveyard Lane, Mobberley, Cheshire

Greenacres Rainford, Rainford, St. Helens, Merseyside

Harrington Road Cemetery, Workington, Cumbria

Highfield Cemetery, Bredbury, Greater Manchester

Maryport Cemetery, Maryport, Cumbria

Mayfields Park, Eastham, Wirral

Much Hoole Woodland Burial Ground, Much Hoole, Preston, Lancashire

Preston Cemetery, Preston, Lancashire

Saddleworth Cemetery, Oldham, Greater Manchester

Swanlow Park Cemetery, Winsford, Cheshire

The (Manchester) Woodland Cemetery, Worsley, Greater Manchester

Torrisholme Cemetery, Morecambe, Lancashire

Waddington Road Cemetery, Clitheroe, Lancashire

West Pennine Remembrance Park, Entwistle, Turton, Lancashire

Woodlands - Blackley Cemetery, Greater Manchester

Wales

Aberystwyth Woodland Cemetery, Aberystwyth, Ceredigion

Boduan Sanctuary Wood, Boduan (Coed Frochas), Nr. Pwllheli, Gwynedd

Cardiff & The Vale, Coedarhydyglyn Park, St Nicholas, Cardiff

Coed Bell, Upper Gronant Road, Prestatyn, Denbighshire

Denbigh Cemetery, Ystrad Road, Denbighshire

Erw Feiriol Cemetery, Llanfarfechan Cemetery, Conwy
- ashes burials but no new graves

Green Lane Burial Field & Nature Reserve, Upper Bryntalch, Abermule, Montgomery, Powys

Kelsterton Cemetery, Connah's Quay, Flintshire
- garden of remembrance and woodland burials under planning

Llanrhos Cemetery, Llandudno, Conwy

Offa's Orchard Green Burial Ground, Gladestry, Powys

Oystermouth Cemetery, Swansea, Glamorgan

Rhandir Hedd Cemetery, Llanfairfechan, Conwy

St Woolos Cemetery, Bassaleg Road, Newport, Gwent
- two green burial sites, offering woodland or shaded wildflower area

Tan Y Foel Cemetery, Penmaenmawr, Conwy

Usk Castle Chase, Usk, Monmouthshire

Thornhill cemetery, Cardiff

Y Llwyn Cemetery, Mount Road, St Asaph, Denbighshire

Scotland

Ardrossan Cemetery Sorbie Road, Ardrossan, Ayrshire

Binning Wood, Tyninghame, East Lothian

Birkhill Cemetery, Dundee

Brisbane Glen Cemetery, Brisbane Glen Rd, Largs, Ayrshire

Clovery Woods of Rest, Turriff, Aberdeenshire

Cockpen and Rosewell Cemeteries, Midlothian

Corstorphine Hill Cemetery, Edinburgh

Cothiemuir Hill, Aberdeenshire

Craufurdland Woods, Fenwick, Ayrshire

Delliefure Strathspey, Cairngorms National Park, near Grantown-on-Spey, Highland

Galston Cemetery, Galston, East Ayrshire

Hundy Mundy Wood, Kelso, Roxburghshire

Killearn Woodland Cemetery, Killearn, Stirlingshire

Langfaulds Cemetery, Bearsden, Kirkintilloch, Dunbartonshire

Monkton and Prestwick New Cemetery, Ayr, Ayrshire

Roucan Loch Crematorium, Dumfries, Dumfriesshire

Shawfield Cemetery, Selkirk, Selkirkshire

Strowan Woodland Cemetery, Perthshire

Northern Ireland

At present there is no provision in N. Ireland (as of end 2014) but the subject is now on the agenda at Roselawn Cemetery, Belfast

Eire

Woodbrook, Killanne, Co. Wexford
- Ireland's first natural burial ground (2010), planning in hand for sites in Galway and Co. Cork

Other possible plans
- Dublin (greater Dublin area), Galway, Belfast (Area between Belfast and North Down), Derry and Donegal (close to Letterkenny)

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