More and more people are thinking about the environmental issues surrounding cremation and traditional burial, and turning to woodland burial as an eco-friendly alternative. Woodland burial sites do not allow traditional stone memorials, but instead encourage the planting of trees around graves to create new areas of woodland.
The natural appeal of this is obvious. Burials take place in environmentally friendly coffins made from sustainable materials such as bamboo, wicker or banana leaf, and the woodlands become peaceful and beautiful places to visit.
There are three woodland burial sites in the St Neots, Huntingdon and St Ives area. The closest to St Neots is The St Albans Woodland Burial Trust at Keysoe, between Bedford and Kimbolton. Visit their website here.
Alternatively there is a site at Barton Glebe, between Barton and Comberton, on the B1046 south west of Cambridge. Visit their website here.
Finally there is Muchwood Green Burial Ground in the north of the county near Ramsey. Visit their website here.
We are able to make arrangements for burials at any of these sites, or at others further away. Funeral ceremonies can be held either outside around the grave, at a church or other venue (including our premises) or, at Keysoe, in one of the clearings which are becoming a feature of the site. Barton Glebe has its own ‘lodge’ which can be used to hold a ceremony, and a reception after the funeral.
You are able to pre-arrange and pre-pay for woodland burials should you wish to make your funeral arrangements in advance, and we can advise of the cost of this. We will hold all information confidentially and securely until it is required.
If you would like more information about woodland burial, please contact us on (01480) 471001, or use our contact form and we will reply to your enquiry very quickly.