Woodland burial

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.

There are three woodland burial sites in this area. The closest to St Neots is the St Albans Woodland Burial Trust at Keysoe, between Bedford and Kimbolton. The second is a site at Barton Glebe, between Barton and Comberton, on the B1046 south west of Cambridge. The third site is Muchwood Green Burial Ground, just north of Ramsey.

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 any of our premises) or, at Keysoe, in one of the glades which are becoming a feature of the site.

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.

What’s involved?

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. Ceremonies can be religious or non-religious. Please do get in touch if you would like more information.