• "Woodland Restoration"

    Restoring ancient woodland, flora, fauna and wildlife in conjunction with those that share our passion. A place to lay your head under the stars, as nature intended. Take a look at our Newsletters and allow yourself a glimpse of the ancient woodland of tomorrow.

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    A lasting legacy
    ...as nature intended
    Entrance to the woodland burial ground in keysoe
  • Protected Status

    One of only two woodlands in the UK that are protected. The woodland first received consecrated status back in 2007, guaranteeing its future and ensuring those that lay their heads here, do so in peace and tranquility for all time.

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    Guaranteed Protection
    ...for ever
    woodland path between burial glades
  • Restoring the Balance

    With deforestation and the destruction of natural habitats, this is our opportunity to help redress the balance. To restore Ancient Woodland and recreate the perfect environment for wildlife and native fauna to flourish.

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    Protecting the Environment
    Supporting Nature & Wildlife
    woodland glade for burial and interment of ashes. Oak, ash, willow and other native trees replenish lost ancient woodland
The award winning St. Albans Woodland Burial Trust celebrated its 12th Anniversary this year and Junes Open Day was another success. There was a great turnout and all the Trustees were on hand to offer advice and guidance. Although it had been raining the mild breeze quickly dried everything so we never got wet! Our woodland experts were impressed at the large number of wild orchids coming through. Clearing the brambles and thickets to allow more light and moisture to get through has accelerated the transformation and made a significant difference. The woodland is looking in great form !
It's come a long way since that small plot and single glade, with the woodland now expanding to over 12 acres and encompassing 26 stunning glades and rills. Please do come along and marvel at the vibrance of everything, see first hand what has been achieved and how, in conjunction with nature and by embracing the most eco-friendly and green ways possible, we are restoring the ancient woodlands, native flora, fauna and wildlife.
Whilst the woodland resides in the extensive St Albans Diocese, from which it takes its name, it is open to everyone in the UK and offers an environmentally friendly alternative to the municipal crematoriums and overcrowded church cemeteries.
We are turning back the clock, restoring native woodland and genuinely making a difference - a truly natural, eco-friendly solution with the added benefit of protected status (one of only two such woodlands in the UK).
Over the last 11 years, our managed woodland has expanded significantly and already extends to over 12 acres thanks to your support and that of our Friends. Already a further 60 acres of young trees have been planted around us.
Every woodland burial, interment of ashes and donation helps us restore the 350 acres of ancient woodland that once stood here. Reserve or allow your loved one to rest here amongst the peace and tranquility of tomorrows ancient woodland.