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.
PLEASE NOTE that there are no facilities at the site and that the nearest lavatory is under the archway at The Stable Yard, Dalton Hall – easiest access is up the main drive signed Dalton Hall and Estate Office; this loo is wheelchair accessible. There is also a lavatory to the rear of the Dalton Hall Business Centre.
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)
…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