Recent comments

A wonderful provision, so glad we have been able to access this service… it felt authentic to my parents beliefs, kind to the environment

June 2017

Beautiful location, allowed us to conduct our own personalised Service. Francis looked after us really well.

June 2017

I think everyone was intrigued despite the weather and the mud, both out of our control. It just added that little frisson to the event and certainly gave some people food for thought as to their own send off! We had fun and that was what it was all about. D….d would have loved it.

March 2017

Excellent service despite atrocious weather

March 2017

Thank you for everything you organised in connection with the burial of my late husband….my daughter and I thought the burial ground lovely. We had visited two others but Dalton was definitely what we wanted – and so would my husband had he been able to see it. We often walked in the Lake District and the setting of the grave – with lovely tree branches arching overhead and the natural woodland was just right. Thank you for your sensitive attention on the day, and the necessary arrangements beforehand…

February 2017

Very impressed and a wonderful place to go and visit our Parents’ grave

December 2016

Thanks again for your understanding. It is a lovely calm wild woodland and I went there the other day as it was mum’s birthday date for a few calm moments away from the hurly burly of daily life.

October 2016

It was the perfect place in which to say goodbye. Peaceful and naturally beautiful.

October 2016

A beautiful natural deciduous woodland; peaceful. My Mother was clear she wanted to go back to nature; this woodland has enabled us to fulfill this wish and we can still visit if we wish for a woodland walk.

August 2016

Peaceful woodland alive with sounds of wildlife. I have been very impressed with the thoughtful sensitive service I received and the flexibility offered.

July 2016

Beautiful, peaceful, comforting. So pleased with the decision to use Dalton; it made a sad day beautiful.

July 2016

Francis was a fantastic help. We were inspired by the serenity of the site where my Father was buried. Special thanks again to Francis at Dalton whose guidance and helpful nature was a credit and we would have no hesitation in passing on his details.

June 2016

My late husband and myself have always wanted a more natural burial ground. Dalton Woodland Burial Ground is a beautiful setting in a lovely area and the burial was handled with care & compassion.

June 2016

The woodland is a much kinder and gentler space to remember than standard cemeteries and I have no regrets in choosing Dalton over the other alternatives.

April 2016

Unspoilt, beautiful, peaceful. A quiet natural setting. Francis, the owner, was outstanding in his support, care, understanding and always available yet unobtrusive. Could not possibly have been a better experience from beginning to end.

January 2016

Lovely & peaceful.

January 2016

I would like to say thank you for all your help regarding the funeral, it was beautiful and the sun shone too. It was a lovely day, everyone enjoyed it.

January 2016

Peaceful, natural, reassuring.

December 2015

A quiet wooded area, perfect.

November 2015

A tranquil, natural woodland. It was a wild wood, not too manicured.

October 2015

Francis was a rational and reassuring presence both in the build-up to the ceremony and on the day itself.

October 2015

All who attended were impressed with the setting and thought it a beautiful send off…Thank you so much for making a difficult time easier to bear.

October 2015

Just beautiful. It is a fantastic place to be buried. Francis was so kind – my aunt would have loved this place.

October 2015

A special place of tranquility; beautiful setting in woodland. All who attended were impressed with the site and the ambiance.

October 2015

All people who attended the funeral commented on how beautiful and untouched the burial ground was

August 2015

Peaceful, respectful & environmentally friendly.

February 2015

This was a truly wonderful experience. Everyone commented that it was a beautiful place & they themselves would like to be buried there. It was calm & unhurried & made me feel that our relative was special. Staff were friendly & discreet & remembered us from our visit over 12 months before!

January 2015

Thank you for organising the burial….Everyone who attended commented on how lovely the site is and how peaceful. Many said it was like nothing they had seen before, and several went home to research similar sites in their areas.

January 2015

Beautiful, natural & peaceful

November 2014

The day of my Husband’s funeral will be remembered as a beautiful occasion, very calm and peaceful, the birds singing was a real bonus.

November 2014

…thank you once again for all your advice and assistance….It was a very special ceremony in a very special place. I’m sure the beauty and peacefulness of the surroundings helped us to cope with the emotions of the day.

October 2014

Just wanted to say a big thank you, on behalf of my mum and I, for all your assistance and guidance over the last week or so. I lost count of the number of people who commented on the beauty of the burial ground…

October 2014

Peaceful, tranquil, ageless and beautiful…I am sure this form of burial will become increasingly popular – many of our friends and guests were most impressed having never attended a woodland burial before.

August 2014

Uplifting, calm, spiritual, very peaceful.

August 2014

Extremely quiet & peaceful…it’s perfect.

July 2014

Mum preferred a natural burial.

June 2014

ecological, environmental, peace, we love trees…I and my family were very pleased with everything: the day “went well”.

May 2014

We arranged a Christian burial…wanted to be part of the natural life cycle – eco friendly.

April 2014

Peaceful, respectful and environmentally friendly.

February 2014

Peaceful mature woodland.

January 2014

Thank you for providing a beautiful burial ground with such respect for nature.

January 2014

Lovely mature woodland…good organisation, very respectful staff, a lovely place.

November 2013

Went to look round and felt straight away that it was right. Everything was so natural it eased the pain; peaceful & gentle…every thing was perfect.

July 2013

Everyone who attended commented on how natural & peaceful everything was. The setting made it easier to cope with the funeral.

July 2013

A beautiful, peaceful place…The arrangements made by all parties were highly efficient and professional.

May 2013

Thank you so much for giving up some of your time this morning to explain the concept of Woodland Burials….We certainly appreciated being shown round the quietly dignified, yet beautiful surroundings of Dalton Woods and it is our fervent wish to be buried there.

April 2013

A really beautiful area to rest in. Many friends & family thought it a wonderful burial and made them think it would be for them.

February 2013

The whole experience was so positive and very comforting. Dad would be very pleased.

February 2013

The atmosphere was very relaxed and calm – exactly what my Dad would have wanted – so once again thank you. The burial ground has a magical charm and although we were fortunate with the weather the location is ideal.

February 2013

…thank you for having provided my mum with such an outstanding, beautiful, final resting place.

December 2012

The funeral and burial have been a very positive process. The woodland on Monday felt magical – with the sun filtering through the filigree of branches in the canopy and a breeze passing through gently swaying the trees around the burial glade. People were very moved by the setting.

December 2012

…we had many good reactions to my mother’s funeral and I do not think any one else had attended a woodland or natural burial before. The place is beautiful and the weather was lovely, but the more practical minded noted that there was no sign of a JCB, nor even really of tracks and that the grave had been perfectly dug.

October 2012

…I want to say how very pleased we are that we chose your woodland site as a resting place for my Mum…and how ‘perfect’ the burial was…I have nothing but good things to say about the whole experience. The great grand children haven’t been to a ‘funeral’ before, what a positive day it turned out to be for them.

September 2012

Ideal final resting place for a quiet, nature loving gentleman.

July 2012

Myself and others who attended have all said how peaceful & appropriate this was; both Burial Ground Manager & Funeral Director were helpful & discreet, lots of little personal touches.

June 2012

Our wishes were respected at all times.

May 2012

You have been so helpful and it has been a real pleasure to come to arrange and talk about a ‘difficult event’………I take comfort in making these arrangements.

May 2012

We found the natural burial to be ideal for our needs and from first to last we were totally satisfied.

March 2012

…you installed a confidence and comfort in us that leaves us with knowledge that this forever decision was exactly right.

February 2012

Serene and calming.

February 2012

It was a beautiful day and everyone I spoke to said that the woodland was a perfect burial ground.

February 2012

May I say what an amazing place and experience the place is.

February 2012

Tranquil with excellent access.

November 2011

…the burial was very special and peaceful. Friends and family felt very privileged to have been part of such a beautiful occasion and thought the location was just perfect.

November 2011

…Mum is now in a beautiful, peaceful place which is a haven for the wildlife she loved.

October 2011

very impressed.

July 2011

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

peaceful.

April 2011

warm and calm experience.

April 2011