Apperknowle Natural Burial Ground
A peaceful haven for nature with spectacular views
Price based on an ashes burial plot
A rich landscape with meadows and woodlands
A beautiful local viewpoint. From the burial ground you have extensive views over the Drone valley and onwards towards the eastern parts of the Peak District. About 8 acres in size, the lower part of the burial ground is mature woodland. Opening in Autumn 2021, it has been designed to be an accessible space for all users and there are firm paths throughout.
There’s an open-sided traditional oak framed shelter on site which can be used for ceremonies.
The available options here are plots where you can have a tree, shrub or a wildflower mix planted and there is an orchard area with fruit trees. You can also have a stone plaque to mark the grave.
- Quiet and peaceful countryside location
- For Full Burial or Burial of Ashes
- Plots can be pre-purchased
- Maintained in a natural way, sympathetic to the surrounding environment
- Accessible to all users
- Open all year round
- Helpful and supportive team
- Family owned & independent
- Suitable for people of all faiths and those of none
Apperknowle Natural Burial Ground Plot Information
All plot prices are exclusive of interment (gravedigging) and funeral directors fees. Residents of Unstone Parish Council will receive a 50% discount on the cost of a plot.
Ashes Burial Meadow Plot
Burial plot for up to two sets of ashes, with a meadow plant mix. Includes cost of plants and memorial stone tablet.
Ashes Burial Shrub Plot
Burial plot for up to two sets of ashes, with a shrub. Includes cost of plants and a memorial stone tablet.
Full Burial Meadow Plot
Double depth full burial plot, with a meadow plant mix. Includes plants and memorial stone tablet. This plot is also available as a family ashes plot for up to four sets of ashes
Full Burial Shrub Plot
Double depth full burial plot with a Shrub. Includes plants and memorial stone tablet. Available in the Tree/Shrub Area & the Orchard Area. This plot is also available as a family ashes plot for up to four sets of ashes
Full Burial Shared Tree Plot
Double depth full burial plot with a tree (shared between 4 graves). Includes plants and memorial stone tablet. Available in the Tree/Shrub Area & the Orchard Area. This plot is also available as a family ashes plot for up to four sets of ashes.
Full Burial Tree Plot
Single depth full burial plot with a tree. Includes plants and memorial stone tablet. This plot is also available as a family ashes plot for up to four sets of ashes.
What to expect at the burial ground
A Diverse Range of Flora and Fauna
Breath-taking Panoramic Views
Burials available in an Orchard area
Dog friendly (must remain on lead)
Maintained Pathways Around the Site for Easy Access
Off Road Parking (always available)
Open All Year Round (public access is always available)
Seating Areas Provided
Traditional Oak Shelter Available for Services and Gatherings
Burial Ground Rules
By following these guidelines, you can help us to create and maintain the beautiful woodland scene that you and your loved ones chose for their resting place.Download Burial Ground Charter (PDF)
Location & Directions
At the southern end of the village of Apperknowle, 2 miles from Dronfield, and close to the southern boundary of Sheffield
Finding the site
Apperknowle Natural Burial Ground is next to the village cricket ground and opposite the Travellers Rest.
There is pedestrian access at all times. and part of the burial ground’s car park is open at all times. A further area is opened when funerals are in progress.
What have families said about our burial grounds?
Here are the lovely comments we have recently received...
A beautiful tranquil place to come and remember your loved ones.
We interred my dad's ashes at the South Yorkshire Site back in may. The birds were singing and there were many varieties of wild flowers and tree blossom in bloom. You are able to plant bulbs and plants on your family plots. The green burial ground is well maintained the main paths through the wood...
Rachel Marsden, South Yorkshire Woodland Burial Ground
I saw bees, birds, butterflies and the first blossoms of Spring
My mum had the second burial at the South Yorkshire site back in 1995. At the beginning it was a furrowed field. Now it is an actual woodland! I was so pleased to visit this weekend and see how it is flourishing. I saw bees, birds, butterflies and the first blossoms of Spring. My mum loved being in ...
Peaceful, attractive in a naturalistic way with trees, shrubs, wild flowers and birds.
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