Useful links

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Greenhill Arts Gallery, Moretonhampstead Just round the corner from Bellacouche is the most wonderful little art gallery with a continuing change of exhibitions.

Essential Ted Talks about Burial – This woman, Caitlin Doughty, speaks and writes with truth and beauty.

Anne Belgrave – felt maker, artist and former collaborator with Yuli.

Devon Fine Fibres – home of the famous Bowmont sheep, a cross between Merino and Shetland, in a successful attempt to breed a hardy sheep for the British damp climate, which produces the softest, finest fleece.

Chandni Chowk – a Fair Trade Textile company based in Devon; beautiful hand-printed cottons from India.

Information about Green Funerals and Natural Burial:

Arka Original Funerals  – a wonderful independent funeral business based in Brighton, run by a lovely group of women

Divine Ceremony –  based in Bristol, Dee Ryding set up Divine Ceremony in 2015. She is a highly skilled, experienced FD. Highly recommended.

Heart & Soul Funerals – highly recommended funeral director based around Totnes

Holly’s Funerals.    –   An award winning, contemporary funeral directors with a modern, holistic approach to funerals.  Based in Kent and East Sussex.

Humber Woodland or Rememberance  –    Award winning Natural Burial Ground at Risbury, Leominster, Herefordshire.

The Natural Death Centre – probably your first port of call if you are needing any advice at all surrounding death and dying.

Natural Burial Grounds Index – the same website as above.

Good Funeral Guide – a constantly updated site, with sound advice, lots of research and thinking.

Green Funeral Company – Ruper & Claire Calendar offer an excellent service in the South Hams of Devon – Dartington.

Counselling Directory –  Grief can shake everything up – your beliefs, your personality, and even your sense of reality.  This website may be of help.

Funeral Services Guide – general help for what to do when someone dies.

North Norfolk Funeral Services – A group for Funeral Directors with a commitment to green funerals.

Poetic Endings – “Challenging the existing inadequacy of funerals on every level”. Louise is in the business for all the right reasons.  Based in London.

Woodland Wishes – Independent Green Funeral Directors who offer simple and bespoke green funerals in beautiful woodland burial sites around Cambridgeshire.

Atlantic Rest Natural Burial    – just opened in North Devon, near Bude, and a member of the Association of Natural Burial Grounds

Beer Cross Woodland Burials – a new and very beautiful burial site near Okehampton, overlooking Dartmoor.

Crossways, Cheriton Bishop – a well established, well run site nearby.

Fenns Meadow Green Burial Ground – a family run burial ground in Shropshire.

Michael’s Wood Burial Ground – Near Salisbury, a beautiful site with mature trees.

Westmill Woodland Burial – a Community Interest Company (CIC) run by Adam Twine & Liz Rothschild, situated between Oxford & Swindon

Poppy’s Funerals – a lovely, London based, thoughtful and modern company that will help you through the hurdles.

Sun Rising Natural Burial Ground – a beautiful site between Banbury and Stratford, Warwickshire, run by Emma Restall-Orr.

Leedam Natural Heritage – Run by James Leedam.  He has eight, beautifully managed sites all over the UK.

Sharpham Natural Burial Ground – a stunning site overlooking my favourite Devon River, the Dart.  Who would want a more beautiful resting place?

Sheepdrove Natural Burial Ground – in Berkshire, complete the cycle with a woollen shroud!

Yealmpton Woodland Burial Ground – big views across to Dartmoor from the South and down towards the coast.  A well run site.

A Natural Undertaking – a friendly award winning female-led partnership in Birmingham.

White Rose Modern Funerals – Based in Teddington and offering the fresher face of the funeral world.