When considering burial, the first decision will be where this will take place. Your loved one may have wished to be interred in a local churchyard or cemetery. We can support you with the choice of plot and offer advice on the purchase or reopening of a family grave. Increasingly, people are also considering ‘Natural Burial’ options which may have less impact on the environment.
Natural Burial sites aim to create and sustain habitats for wildlife for example by planting trees. Natural Burial grounds may be wild flower meadows managed by mowing, sites where new woodland is being established, existing woodland or more manicured parkland settings. As the natural burial ground movement is growing. so too is the range of management styles.
If considering a natural burial, there are usually rules regarding the types of coffin which can be buried. These include cardboard, willow, bamboo, wool or wood from sustainable sources. Your funeral director will discuss these options with you.
Our most local Natural Burial sites are:
- Atlantic Rest Natural Burial at Penlow Field, Woolley, Morwenstow, Bude, Cornwall, EX23 9PP, Click here for a link to their website
Beer Cross Woodland Burials, Sampford Courtenay, Devon EX20 2RY, Click here for a link to their website