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Dalton Woodland Burial Ground, Burton-in-Kendal, Cumbria

Regional Winner in the North of England


The People's Awards for the Best Natural Burial Ground in the UK 2013, 2021 and 2023 

and Regional Runner up in 2024

"The directors and the burial ground managers ensured the day was as calm, considered and smooth as we could have hoped for. They were fantastic, such great people."

"We were very impressed with Dalton Wood and thought Francis was very nice and helpful".


Set in mature mixed woodland at the foot of the Dalton Crags at the heart of the Dalton Estate, Burton-in-Kendal, Cumbria, Dalton Woodland Burial is a 30 acre woodland site interspersed with natural glades, areas of limestone outcrops and large limestone boulders. 

Open 365 days a year, from dawn to dusk.


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Contact Francis Mason-Hornby

Site Address Lime Kiln Plantation

Dalton Hall Estate

PostCode LA6 1NJ

Telephone 01524 782442 / 07966 186129

Correspondence address The Estate Office, Dalton Hall, Burton-in-Kendal, Cumbria, LA6 1NJ

Natural burial plots

Interment of ashes

Price list is on website

Memorials Memorial stone


Disabled access

No appointment necessary to visit burial ground

Dogs on leads welcome

Visiting opening hours Dawn - Dusk

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

The future of the site, its maintenance and management
Managed for enhanced biodiversity

ANBG Member

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