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Vale of Belvoir Natural Burial Ground, Leicestershire

We are a family-run natural burial ground located at the top of Beacon Hill in Bottesford, Leicestershire, providing the site with panoramic views of the Vale of Belvoir and surrounding areas. We aim to provide a sustainable burial option set in a beautiful wildflower meadow with 93 trees surrounded by established and newly planted hedgerows. The car park to the site is accessible 365 days a year from Normanton Lane and is open from 9am – 5pm.
The site has been designed to encourage wildlife and improve biodiversity as the focus, it is a tranquil resting place, and a peaceful setting of remembrance, managed by our family to be sustainable and looked after in a way that it will last for many generations which is very reassuring to families and a benefit to wildlife and ecology.
Natural burial grounds are also popular as they welcome all faiths and allow non-traditional funerals, allowing families to be more flexible with what kind of celebration they want. Families also do not have to use a funeral director if they do not want to. We also think it is important to spend as much time as you require at the site, so we have no back-to-back funerals, therefore family and friends of your loved one can be at the site all day after a burial if they wish.
Our wildflower meadow will be left alone during growing months to encourage wildlife and pollinators to thrive, however paths will always be mown and maintained all throughout the year. Over the years, we will be installing hedgehog and insect homes, bird and bat boxes and feeding stations for birds, as well as beehives, to encourage pollinators.
We aim to make the site a beautiful and tranquil final resting place for loved ones and a tranquil place for close friends and family to visit during what is, a very difficult time, we hope to make the difficult experience of losing a loved one a little bit easier by creating an inviting environment surrounded by nature.
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Contact Clair Goodson

Site Address The Vale of Belvoir Natural Burial Ground

Normanton Lane


Town Nottingham

County Nottinghamshire

PostCode NG13 0DR

Type of Plots Available

Natural burial plots

Interment of ashes

Scattering of ashes

Memorials Wooden Plaques


Disabled access

Dogs on leads welcome

Visiting opening hours 9am - 5pm

On site facilities Car Park

Funeral Arrangements

You may choose whichever funeral director you wish

Friends and family can undertake all or part of the funeral service themselves

Completely natural, biodegradable coffin materials

ANBG Member

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