We care for a beautiful and peaceful, natural burial ground at Cockington, memorial orchards filled with celebration trees, a stunning walled rose garden and memorial benches overlooking some of our favourite views and beauty spots; a lasting legacy to a loved one in a natural and wild setting.

WOODLAND BURIALS

Set in the green surroundings of Cockington Country Park, our beautiful Woodland Burial site offers a natural and more environmentally friendly alternative to traditional burials and the burial of cremated remains.

There are stunning views over the whole of Torbay, with open glades and paths with views of the sea. The woodland is planted with a wide selection of native trees and shrubs and long grass and gentle maintenance encourages wildlife to thrive, such as the rare cirl bunting.

The site is part of Conqueror Wood, an 18 acre woodland planted with the help of local school children as part of the Woodland Trust Trafalgar 200 celebrations in 2005, to mark the anniversary of the Battle of Trafalgar. 27 new woods were planted across the UK, each representing one the 27 ships that took part in this famous battle.

Securing a woodland plot grants exclusive right of burial for 35 years but because it is a natural site no memorial items such as flowers, plants mementoes, glass or vases are permitted. Plots can be marked with a simple granite plaque set into the ground, alongside the grave.

We are sorry but we have suspended woodland burial reservations temporarily, whilst we carry our a site survey. We hope to have more plots available soon.


YOU MIGHT LIKE TO CONSIDER

  • Beautiful felt shrouds from Bellacouche Felt – for more information click here.
  • Memorial tablets are ordered through us and produced by Allwoods of Totnes.

In Memoriam Collections: An In Memoriam Donation is a positive way in which to remember someone – whilst also ensuring that special places like Cockington, Berry Head and other sites in Torbay can be enjoyed in years to come. For information please email us.


MEMORIAL ROSE BEDS & BENCHES

We can sometimes offer a choice of rose plantings to remember a loved one in the beautiful surroundings of Cockington Court and memorials benches at a variety of peaceful locations across Torbay.

COCKINGTON MEMORIAL ROSE GARDEN

We care for a stunning walled Memorial Rose Garden, situated in Cockington Country Park, in the pretty location of Cockington Court. From time to time we can offer a limited choice of rose plantings to remember a loved one, ranging from a traditional climbing rose to a rose bed.

The rose garden is currently fully allocated, but you are welcome to register your interest should a location become available. Please contact us to register: info@countryside-trust.org.uk

MEMORIAL BENCHES

Located in peaceful locations with stunning views.

Memorial seats are a lasting way to remember a loved one. Many of our sites enjoy stunning views across the Bay in peaceful locations. Existing benches tend to stay within a family for many generations and offer a peaceful lasting memorial to a loved one, which is why we can only offer limited availability. From time to time we do operate a waiting list. Please do contact us to check on current availability. If you have an existing bench and would like to discuss it, please use our contact page to get in touch.

Memorial Talking Table: Walls Hill is a protected SSSI ( Site of Special Scientific Interest ) with a scheduled monument which consists of a bronze to Iron age field system. We are unable to offer any memorials on this site other than our memorial benches when there is a location available.

We were recently granted special permission by Natural England to place a Talking Table at Walls Hill on a strictly one off basis. We are sorry but we are unable to submit any further applications.


LEGACIES

Many of Torbay’s special places hold a host of happy memories for many of us. They are all wildlife havens and home to many rare and beautiful species. We hold these sites and others in trust for the people of Torbay and for our visitors. Your legacy, large or small, will help ensure that the Trust can continue to protect all these special places across Torbay, long into the future. To find out more


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