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Woodland burial and green funerals

The aim of green burial grounds is to provide a natural environment encouraging a diversity of wildlife. Usually headstones and memorials on the actual grave are not allowed, but often a memorial tree can be planted instead and plaques fixed on a wall. The semi-natural woodland and meadow created will, in time, become a permanent self-sustaining wood, kept as wild and natural as possible.

The other aim is to minimise the environmental impact of the burial by using biodegradable materials.

Locations for woodland burial

There are no woodland burial grounds that we manage. However, they can be found at the following locations:

Carlisle

Carlisle Cemetery Office
Woodland burial site
Richardson Street
Carlisle
Cumbria
CA2 6AL
Telephone: 01228 625310

bereavement@carlisle.gov.uk

South Lakeland

Dalton Woodland Burial Ground
The Estate Office
Dalton Hall
Burton-in-Kendal
Cumbria
LA6 1NJ
Telephone: 01524 782442
Registrar: Francis Mason-Hornby  07966 186129

Barrow-in-Furness

Half acre woodland site within Barrow Cemetery
Barrow Borough Council Cemetery
Devonshire Road
Barrow-in-Furness
Cumbria
LA14 5PD
Telephone: 01229 894928

Morecambe

Woodland burial site at the back of Torrisholme Cemetery
Westgate Road
Morecambe
Lancs
LA4 5AF
Telephone: 01524 582635