Recently we have been updating our stories and wanted to share with you the story of Delliefure Woodland Natural Burial in Cairngorms National Park and what makes it special...
We opened Delliefure natural burial ground in 2006 because we wanted to offer a place surrounded by the beauty of the countryside where you can walk, bring the dogs, bring the family and remember those who were special in unhurried and peaceful surroundings. It is a place that you can honour those we love because it’s something they would have loved, and organise the day exactly as you’d like it with the freedom and time to be yourselves completely.
The long meandering meadow and woodland at Delliefure make it peaceful, natural place. The natural burial is located within Cairngorms National Park with views that look across the beautiful countryside and River Spey. Within the burial ground, you may see osprey flying above, while golden eagles hunt and otters swim in the river. The river is also famous for its salmon and sea trout, and occasionally you may see a glimpse of red and roe deer stalking the woodlands. It is a place that is closer to nature, offering natural green burials that supports our environment and local woodland.
It is a place where everyone is welcome, where family and friends can remember those they love and where nature provides a peaceful sanctuary away from hustle and bustle of modern life. We just ask those that visit respect that it is a natural burial ground when they visit and the those who are resting there. For those who would like to have a memorial we offer simple natural slate memorials in our memorial frame, which work with nature and keep the woodland and glades natural and simple.
We are open from Dawn to Dusk and visitors are welcome. Feel free to bring the dogs too and enjoy the woodland trail which was created by John Diffey so everyone could enjoy the nature of the natural burial ground to the full with family, friends and dogs, sharing his love of the beautiful surroundings with others.
If you want to find out more give our custodian Duncan a call, he would be more than happy to help. With his experience of helping families, and love of the outdoors and meeting people, he is the ideal person to show you around and guide you with helpful advice when arranging a natural burial. We love being at the natural burial ground because it is a special place and as one of our families has said, ‘We like the idea of being in natural surroundings, returning to nature in an area we love’.
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