Attending a Natural Burial
The Dalton Woodland Burial Ground can be visited any time between dawn and dusk (one hour before sunrise – one hour after sunset). When attending a funeral PLEASE double park to save space.
Visitors enter the Dalton Woodland Burial Ground at their own risk and should recognise that they need to take care on uneven and possibly muddy or slippery ground; suitable footwear such as sturdy shoes, walking boots or Wellington boots should be worn.
Please use common sense and avoid the woodland in storms or periods of high winds.
Because of the natural topography of the site disabled access is in places limited please contact the Estate Office for assistance with your visit; we are only too happy to help. The nearest disabled lavatory is at the Stable Yard, Dalton Hall
Before visiting please take time to read and understand the Regulations that relate to this burial ground and which will also give you details of the Padlock PIN needed to access the main gates.
Full directions on how to find the burial ground can be found on the Our Location page.
“When we are dead, seek for our resting-place
Not in the earth, but in the hearts of men”
Jalal al-Din al-Rumi (d.1273)
“Twilight and evening bell,
And after that the dark!
And may there be no sadness of farewell,
When I embark;”
Alfred, Lord Tennyson (1809-1892)
despite worrying about how friends & family would cope with a different type of burial, everyone said how peaceful and beautiful it was and much more pleasant that cemetery etc.July 2011