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 01364 654065

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Woodland Burials

At one with Nature

Back to Nature

A woodland burial is a more organic and natural alternative to a traditional graveyard or crematorium.  It can provide a more relaxed environment that is not governed by formalities and time constraints. You can have a religious ceremony, a secular ceremony, or no ceremony at all.


In South Devon we are fortunate to be surrounded by peaceful landscapes, which provide us with many local woodland burial sites. Woodland burials sites stipulate that eco-friendly, biodegradable coffins are used as this is sensitive to the landscape. 

These burial areas allow the continuity of life amongst a growing woodland, full of wild flowers and birdsong.

Our local woodland burial sites:

Sharpham Trust

With stunning views over the River Dart and across the South Hams, Sharpham offers burials and interment of ashes.

Bidwell Woodland Burial Site

Bidwell Woodland is an established woodland, with a mix of wildflowers and shrubs. Wild plants, insects, birds and other animals have all made this woodland their home.

Torbay Coast and Countryside Trust

The site is part of Conqueror Wood with panoramic views over the whole of Torbay, with open glades and paths with views of the sea. 


 Tucked away down a quiet lane, but perched on the brow of a hill with views across Dartmoor, the burial site is tranquil and undisturbed. The site is a haven for wildlife and is kept in a way that encourages nature to flourish.