Dalton Woodland Burial Ground

The Dalton 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.

Natural 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 green burial is an environmentally sustainable and often less expensive 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 January 2023 the Dalton Woodland Burial Ground was named by The Natural Death Centre as the Best Natural Burial Ground in the North of England for the 6th time.

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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)