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 ashes.

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.

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.

For each burial, a tree will be planted nearby, and plots can be marked with a simple granite plaque set into the ground, alongside the grave.

Securing a woodland plot grants exclusive right of burial for 40 years but as it is a natural site no memorial items such as flowers, plants mementoes, glass or vases are permitted. 


Below is an indication of what a woodland burial might cost. If you would like more information about these services and a more definite quote for your requirements, please call Julia on 01803 520022.

*remaining cost payable at prevailing rate at time of burial. A full list of costs can be downloaded here.

Download our factsheet and terms & conditions here. To book a burial at the Cockington Woodland Burial site, download our Burial Booking Form, to reserve a burial of ashes plot and return to us at the address below with a signed copy of the terms and conditions. A list of costs can be downloaded here.

If you would like information on the reservation of a burial of cremated remains please contact us directly: [email protected]

Funeral Services

Beautiful felt shrouds from Bellacouche Felt - for more information click here

Coffins made from recycled newspaper from Sunset Coffins - for more information click here

You will need to order memorial tablets through the Trust, and they are 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.

How to Find Conqueror Wood

The site is easy to reach and open all year for you to visit. It is situated just off the Torbay ring road, on the Marldon Road. Exit Gallows Gate roundabout at the exit for Shiphay, Torquay. Take the first right turn. There is plenty of free parking, and entry is on foot through the kissing gate.

For more information

You can download our factsheet here, or contact us at:

Julia Tucker
Torbay Coast & Countryside Trust
Occombe Farm
Preston Down Road
Tel: (01803) 520022
E-mail: [email protected]

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