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Woodland & Natural Burial Sites



Some woodland and natural burial grounds have ceremonial buildings on site where the funeral ceremony can be held with no time pressure. It is also possible to have an outdoor graveside service.  Some of the natural burial grounds will allow a simple marker at the gravesite whilst others encourage the idea that the person who has died will become part of the natural landscape.


Compassionate Funerals are able to arrange a funeral at any natural burial ground in London and the South East. As each natural burial ground is very different, it is important to visit yourself and have a good look around before making any decisions.

The City of London Cemetery

Tucked away within a very traditional Victorian cemetery landscape, there is a secluded pocket of 6 acres of beautiful natural woodland burial ground.


The burials take place around established trees or in wild grass open spaces.


Apart from occasionally clearing the paths, this area is left in it's natural state. There are no memorials or headstones allowed.  Each tree is numbered to indicate where the person is buried.

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GreenAcres Epping Forest

Beautiful and peaceful 52-acre woodland site opened in 2008.


  • The Woodland Hall has a magnificent backdrop of open forest and seats 120 and mourners can meet across the courtyard in the Gathering Hall for tea and coffee. 

  • Excellent facilities include baby changing and easy access for wheelchair users.

  • Professional and friendly staff will go out of their way to help.

  • Excellent parking.

  • Nearest station is Epping, which is 3 miles from the park.

ADDRESS: Kiln Road, North Weald, Epping, Essex CM16 6AD

PHONE: 01992 523863



Epping Forest Film tour of the park

Eden Valley
Woodland Burial Ground 

20-acre green cemetery operated and managed by the Natural Death Centre charity. Developed specifically for ‘Natural Burials’,

the peaceful site offers a beautiful and secluded resting place. 


  • Burials take place in an area adjacent to the ancient bluebell woodland, amongst younger but well-established oak trees.

  • Good parking. 

  • No on site facilities, however it’s a 5 min drive to The Kent & Surrey Golf & Country club. 

  • Very helpful and professional and friendly staff.

ADDRESS: Crouch House Road, Edenbridge, Kent, TN8 5LG

PHONE: 01732 860109



Eden Valley Woodland Burial Ground - Pond and Wildlife 2016

Crouch Valley Meadow

A family run site open in 2014.


  • A five minute walk from Althorne station. 

  • Car park available.

  • Compost toilet.


ADDRESS: Althorne Hall Farm, Fambridge Road, Althorne, Nr Chelmsford, Essex, CM3 6BZ

PHONE: 07970 527892


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