Burials with a Difference

Tarn Moor is not just a beautiful location for burial. Tarn Moor is about people. The concept of something different is thought provoking and encourage people to make plans about their own funerals.

The impression of a woodland burial has often been that ‘you have to be in a cardboard box and have a tree planted’. At Tarn Moor we pride ourselves on ‘choice’, whether it be location, casket, ceremony or involvement. So many people leave a burial with us and say ‘ that was lovely’. There certainly is such a thing a ‘A Good Burial’. Simplicity is often the key, and being personal and appropriate is both satisfying and can help afterwards.

We are not just a burial ground; we also have a long term woodland management scheme in place, as part of which we regularly plant and renew  trees, to produce a lovely place for families to visit for many generations to come.

It’s good to talk and albeit a brave thing to discuss and organise, pre-planning your own burial arrangements is very wise and people do feel comforted to know that they have done it.

When choosing a burial at Tarn Moor, you can make your own arrangements with your Funeral Director to have your own special ceremony on the day.  Funerals held at Tarn Moor range from being a committal following a ‘traditional’ funeral to a simple or full ceremony at the graveside. In short, as long as it’s legal, dignified and respectful… anything goes!

The Natural Death Handbook (ISBN 184413226-9) offers excellent advice as does TIME TO GO by Jean Francis (ISBN 0-595-31859-2).

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Memorial Stones

Choosing a burial at Tarn Moor can include having a permanent engraving on one of our monolith memorial stones.  All the engravings are performed by qualified stone mason, Chris Swales.

Visit his website for more information here: