Terms & Conditions

  • Cut flowers and wreaths may be placed on the grave at the time of interment, but the management reserves the right to remove them after 1 week
  • No marking of the grave in any way is allowed, except for random planting of accepted wild flowers. Any vases, ornament etc will be removed and disposed of.
  • Pre-booked plots, where reserved pre-2018, may, at the discretion of the management, be chosen at random, within the stricture of the plot and woodland management plan
  • In the event of a small pre-booked ashes plot, that is surrounded by large burial plots, being changed to a burial plot, the management will endeavour to inter as close to the original chosen place as possible.
  • Graves will be machine dug, but hand dug where necessary.
  • Families may assist with the filling of the grave & tree planting, at their own risk, with prior arrangement and under supervision of the Sexton.
  • Trees will be planted only between November & March. ‘Failures’ will be replaced at the discretion of the management.
  • The woodland management plan involves the planting of ‘dedicated’ Sessile Oak trees, which will be surrounded by a nursery crop of Downy Birch. Alternative species may be chosen with prior arrangement, from the short list incorporated in The Woodland Management Plan.
  • The management reserves the right to thin and coppice the wood in years to come where necessary. The dedicated Sessile Oaks remain untouched.
  • Each grave will be accurately recorded.
  • The coffin or container should be made of bio-degradable material. Hard wood containers are not acceptable. As far as possible the use of preservatives is discouraged.
  • No exhumations will be permitted under any circumstances, except by lawful authority.
  • Scattering of ashes will only be allowed on the meadow area.
  • DOGS MUST BE KEPT ON A LEAD AT ALL TIMES. Faeces must be removed.
  • Access will always be available during daylight hours.
  • Physical remembrances will be in the adjoining memorial area only and must be acceptable to the management.
  • Religious or Secular graveside ceremonies must be carried out in a dignified manner. Families who do not wish to use a funeral director can obtain advice and guidance from the management.

The management reserves the right to vary the Terms & Conditions at any time.  A copy of the Burial Ground Rules will be provided to families at the time of booking.

Code of Conduct

Tarn Moor Memorial Woodland, run by Tarn Moor Memorial Woodland Ltd, is a Full Member of the Association of Natural Burial Grounds, agreeing to abide by their Code of Conduct, as in place from time to time.