Dalton Woodland Burial Ground
The Dalton Natural Woodland Burial Ground is set in mature mixed woodland at the foot of Dalton Crags at the heart of the Dalton Hall Estate, Burton-in-Kendal, Cumbria. From the summit of Dalton Crags there is a 360 degree panoramic view over Morecambe Bay, the Lake District, the Howgill Fells, the Lune Valley, Ingleborough, the Bowland Fells and on the clearest of days the faint outline of the mountains of Snowdonia can be seen far to the south west.
Woodland burial is not for everyone but if you love the countryside and care for the environment it offers you a real choice to do something positive at the end of your life.
A natural woodland burial is an environmentally sustainable alternative to existing funeral practices where the body is returned to the earth to decompose naturally and be recycled into new life.
We highly recommend you arrange to meet us and have a guided tour of the woodland; let us show you this unique and special corner of South Lakeland.
In May 2015 for the third year running the Dalton Woodland Burial Ground was named by The Natural Death Centre as Regional Winner (North of England & Scotland) of The People’s Awards 2015 for the Best Natural Burial Ground in the UK.
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“No motion has she now, no force;
She neither hears nor sees;
Rolled round in earth’s diurnal course,
With rocks, and stones, and trees.”
William Wordsworth (1770-1850)