Basic woodland burial

What is a Basic Woodland Funeral?

A Basic Woodland Funeral is a low cost funeral package where we take responsibility for organising some aspects of the funeral arrangements and you take responsibility for some others.

All Basic Woodland Funerals involve burial at either the South Yorkshire Woodland Burial Ground at Ulley (near to Sheffield and Rotherham) or the Golden Valley Woodland Burial Ground, near Ripley (Derbyshire). Any ceremony must be held at the graveside.

Basic Woodland Funeral –  

Area 1 - £1155 + Disbursement Costs

Area 2 - £1255 + Disbursement Costs

These funerals all take place at either South Yorkshire Woodland Burial Ground or Golden Valley Woodland Burial Ground.

Basic Woodland Funeral Package includes:

  • Collection from place of decease within normal working hours

  • Storage at our own premises

  • Environmentally-friendly (cardboard) coffin with basic lining

  • Transport of coffin on day of funeral direct to the burial ground by hearse

  • Four bearers (if required)

  • Our professional fee

The disbursement costs are:

  • Burial Rights for the grave (purchase of grave) £745 - £1725 (depending upon the type of plot chosen)

  • Grave digging cost £900

  • The Minister’s or Celebrant’s fee (usually £175 - £205)


Additional options available in the 'Basic Woodland Funeral' - Supplemetary Charges

Optional Extras Available

Area 1 Supplementary Charge

Area 2 Supplementary Charge

Oak veneered coffin - with handles and nameplate



Elyzium Willow (basket work) coffin



Mawdesley Willow (basket work) coffin



Cotton coffin lining



Collection out of hours



Washing, dressing and preperation (including viewing in hours)



Viewing, out of hours (including weekends)

£40 per hour, per visit

£40 per hour, per visit

People carrier instead of hearse to transport coffin



Limousines, per car



Hearse leaving from family address



Any additional services will be charged at a cost based upon amount of staff time used


What parts of the funeral arrangements would the family be responsible for?

If you choose the ‘Basic Woodland Funeral’ package, you take responsibility for carrying out certain tasks.  They are:

  • Ensuring that we receive safely, at one of our Sheffield premises, the green form that you will be given by the registrar

  • Organising any funeral ceremony that is taking place with the minister or celebrant

  • And, if you have selected the ‘washing and dressing’ option, arranging for any clothes to be worn to be delivered to one of our our Sheffield premises


If we want to arrange a 'Basic Woodland Funeral' for a loved one now, what do we do next?

Call us straight away on our 24-hour number, 0114 253 0505, and we will take up matters from there.