Bidwell Woodland Burial
A burial site within a productive woodland which was planted in 1998. It is managed with the intention of producing high quality timber from a wide variety of species, Broadleaf and Conifer, Native and Exotic.
This wood, as well as the surrounding woods and grazing land is rich with typical Devon Wildflowers and herbs which provide year-round displays.
It has outstanding views in all directions but especially of Dartmoor and South Hams.
This is not a reserve but rather a continuation of the practice of the "cycle of life" and "return to nature". With hope it will be a perpetual, sustainable site to naturally return our bodies to the soil within a perpetual and sustainable woodland.
Whilst access is normally freely available, some short restrictions may occur during forestry work.
Burials are spaced between existing trees - allowing about 10 square meters (over 10 square yards) per burial. The wood is about 2 minutes off the A38, about halfway between Exeter and Plymouth and half a mile from the centre of Rattery village.
While the use of Funeral Directors or Celebrants is normal, it is not required. It is best to use the services of those you know and are comfortable with. Some assistance and information can be given in this regard.
For further information or a visit to the site, please contact us.
Woodland Burial Grounds:
Commemorative Trees, Memorial Benches,