There are woodland burial sites all over the country, all very different. Sadly we do not have enough knowledge of these other sites to make woodland burial recommendations, however, we are pleased to present a register of other sites to enable you to look at what is available.

Some sites are large commercial enterprises, others are non-profit making charities or local authorities. You will find some sites that are not really woodlands at all, but rough areas added onto existing cemeteries, whilst others offer a much more natural setting. The important thing is that you are able to choose what is right for you and your family.

It is always a good idea to check if a site is registered with The Association of Natural Burial Grounds which is organised by a charity called the Natural Death Centre.

It is also important to ensure that and Woodland Site that you choose is properly certified, so ask to see their certificate. The St Albans Woodland Burial Ground is a certified member of The Association of Natural Burial Grounds and agrees to honour the guidelines set out by the ANBG Code of Conduct. View our ANBG Certificate.

You can contact the Manager of The Natural Death Centre Charity, Rosie Inman-Cook on Tel. no. (01962) 712690 or mobile, 07719 702195. The Natural Death Centre is an educational charity which sees death as a natural part of life. Founded in 1991, it is committed to supporting cultural change and is working towards a situation where all people are empowered in the process of dying, and organising a funeral. Further details can be found on their website, www.naturaldeath.org.uk

To be allowed to become a full member of the Association, a natural burial ground must be willing to allow the use of simple, cardboard coffins; it must allow families to organise a funeral without a funeral director if they so wish; it must guarantee long-term security for the graves; and it must manage its site sustainably and ecologically

Woodland Burial Site - Index
County Woodland Burial Grounds (including website links)
Aberdeenshire Cothiemuir Hill Burial Ground, Castle Forbes, Alford
Ayrshire Craufurdland Woods Burial Grounds, Fenwick
Bedfordshire St Albans Woodland Burial Ground, Keysoe, Bedford Protected
Berkshire Acorn Ridge, Newbury
Bristol Memorial Woodlands, Alveston
Buckinghamshire GreenAcres Chiltern, Beaconsfield
Buckinghamshire Olney Green Burial Ground, Olney (Full)
Cambridgeshire The Arbory Trust, Barton Protected
Cheshire Friends Of Nature Burial Ground, Mobberley
Derbyshire Golden Valley Woodland Burial Ground, Riddings
Devon Crossways Woodland Burials, Cheriton Bishop
Devon Great Bradley Cottage Natural Burial Ground, Tiverton
Devon Yealmpton Woodland Burial Association, Yealmpton
Dorset Ham Down Woodland Burial Ground, Shillingstone
East Hampshire GreenAcres, Heatherley Wood, Grayshott
Essex GreenAcres, Epping Forest, North Weald
Essex Herongate Wood, Brentwood
Essex Woodland Burials. Wrabness
Gwynedd Boduan Sanctuary Wood, Pwllheli
Hampshire South Downs Natural Burial Site, Petersfield
Hertfordshire Woodcock Hill Cemetery, Rickmansworth
Merseyside GreenAcres Rainford, St Helens
Middlesex Woodland Burial Ground, West Drayton
Monmouthshire Usk Castle Chase, Usk
Morayshire Delliefure Natural Burial Ground, Grantown-on-Spey
Norfolk GreenAcres Colney, Norwich
Northamptonshire Greenhaven Woodland Burial Ground, Lilbourne
Oxfordshire Fairspear Natural Burial Ground, Witney
Powys Green Lane Burial Field, Montgomery
Roxburghshire Hundy Mundy Woodland Burial Ground, Kelso
Rutland Ketton Park Green Burial, Ketton
Shropshire South Shropshire Remembrance Park, Rushbury
Suffolk Woodland of Remembrance, Oakfield Wood, Culford
Surrey Woodland of Remembrance, Oakfield Wood, Guildford
Sussex Woodland Valley Natural Burial Ground, Woodingdean
Sussex Woodland Burial Site, Hove Cemetery, Hove
Warwickshire Sun Rising Natural Burial Ground & Nature Reserve, Warwick
Worcestershire Oakfield Wood, Baughton
Yorkshire Brocklands Woodland Burial, Rathmell
Yorkshire Tarn Moor Memorial Woodland, Skipton
Yorkshire South Yorkshire Woodland Burial Ground, Ulley

Notes
  1. This list is by no means exhaustive as there are over 270 sites across the United Kingdom. Some may also be full and only allowing internments for those that have reserved spaces. You will need to make your own enquiries but at least it gives you some alternatives to consider that may be nearer or more appropriate for your personal needs.