A ‘green’ burial is a more organic and natural alternative to a traditional graveyard or crematorium. It can provide a more relaxed environment that is not governed by formalities and time constraints. You can have a religious ceremony, a secular ceremony, or no ceremony at all.
In Devon we are fortunate to be surrounded by beautiful and peaceful landscapes, which provide us with many burial sites. Green and woodland burials sites stipulate that eco-friendly, fully biodegradable, plastic-free coffins such as willow, bamboo, cotton or wool are used reducing the impact to the landscape as much as possible.
Green cremations are also possible by being selective about the choice of coffin, the clothing that your loved one is dressed in and the vehicles that travel to the crematorium.
We are able to advise on all of these choices and help you find the most suitable one.
Littleham Churchyard Natural Burial Site
Our nearest natural burial site is in a tranquil tucked away corner of Littleham Cemetery. Services can be arranged in church or at other non secular sites.
Hackpen Natural Burial Ground
Hackpen is set in idyllic countryside near Culmstock, although slightly further afield it provides a beautiful setting to host funeral services and burials.
Beer Cross Woodland Burials
Beer cross is situated near the a30 at Okehampton. This is a Woodland Burial Ground on the very edge of Dartmoor comprising of six acres of former pasture, planted out 11 years ago with approximately 3500 deciduous native broad leaf trees.
Crossways Woodland Burials
Crossways is situated near Cheriton Bishop with far reaching views across Dartmoor. There is an on site cabin which can be used for services if required.
Otter Valley’s Green Funeral Services
We offer a selection of green services for Exmouth, Budleigh and East Devon. Contact us for more information.