Direct Cremations in Thornbury | Where Can You Scatter Ashes? | Trusted Funeral Directors

At LW Clutterbuck Ltd, we offer various bespoke funeral services in Thornbury and the surrounding areas. Our funeral directors provide direct cremations, woodland burials, pre-paid funeral plans and headstones. We also help with doctor’s cremation forms, green funeral services, bereavement counselling advice, headstone maintenance and the scattering of ashes.

There are many places where ashes can be scattered across the UK. Here, we look at some of the most popular spots to scatter ashes, including:

  • Private Land

  • Rivers, Streams, Lakes and The Sea

  • Mountains or Hilltops

  • Woodland Burial Grounds, Cemetery or Churchyard

  • Sporting Venues

Private Land

You may choose to scatter your loved one on private land, but you must have the landowner’s permission. Visiting rights also need to be considered, such as if you scatter ashes in your garden but move house years later, you may not be allowed to visit.

Rivers, Streams, Lakes and The Sea

A popular choice for scattering ashes is across bodies of water, and you don’t need to ask permission to do it. It’s advisable to check with the Environment Agency that your chosen area isn’t near a water extraction point. You should also avoid popular finishing or bathing spots in or around Thornbury.

The Environmental Agency requests that plastic wreaths and personal items that contain metal or plastic aren’t cast into water because they can pollute the environment.

Mountains or Hilltops

Mountains and hilltops provide a beautiful place to say goodbye to a loved one. A few key considerations include wind, not leaving non-biodegradable materials, the popularity of the space and scattering ashes over wide areas rather than fragile ecosystems.

We cater to all requirements to make the scattering of ashes after traditional and direct cremations, funerals, and pre-paid funeral plans as stress-free as possible. We also offer headstones to mark the place.

Woodland Burial Grounds, Cemetery or Churchyard

Many sites of woodland burials, crematoriums and cemeteries have designated areas for scattering ashes. Our funeral directors are happy to advise you on the available options and help you request permission to scatter ashes in your chosen area.

Sporting Venues

Scattering ashes at your loved one’s favourite sports venue is a popular way to honour their memory. You will need to ask for permission, but this will depend on the club’s policy. It’s important to note that it may be hard to access the spot again, but some venues arrange annual memorial ceremonies.

Bespoke Funeral Services

Our funeral directors offer a range of bespoke services to reflect the life of your loved ones. The services we provide in Thornbury and the surrounding areas include:

  • Help With Doctor's Cremation Forms

  • Green Funeral Services

  • Bereavement Counselling Advice

  • Headstone Maintenance

  • Direct Cremations

  • Woodland Burials

  • Pre-Paid Funeral Plans

  • Headstones

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