This intimate woodland burial site was originally a vineyard and covers two acres. The site is renowned for its conservation and has as a vast array of trees and shrubbery. The site lies behind the North Dorset Trailway, which is home to plentiful wildlife.
From Ham Down Woodland Burial Ground:
“Situated in an outstanding position with an uninterrupted view of Hambledon Hill, this small woodland burial ground of 2 acres was originally a vineyard and is surrounded by a neat ringfence. It is sited in an area renowned for its conservation features and a great variety of trees and shrubs.Over 140 species of birds have been recorded on the farm, which included such nesting species as Barn Owls, Nightingales and Herons. Nearly 30 acres of the farm consists of woodland, some of which has recently been planted. Behind the burial ground lies the disused line of the Old Somerset and Dorset Railway, now part of the North Dorset Trailway, which is home to many species of butterflies and plants. Badgers, Roe Deer and Foxes are also plentiful.”
What we like about it: The untouched natural beauty co-existing with a burial site really encompasses what natural burials are really out. Perfect for a nature lover.
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