Woodland & Natural Burial Sites
BEAUTIFUL AND PEACEFUL AREAS, IN KEEPING WITH ECO AND GREEN VALUES
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.
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.
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
Woodland Burial Ground
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.
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.