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
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Apperknowle Natural Burial Ground Plot Information

All plot prices are exclusive of interment (gravedigging) and funeral directors fees. Residents of Apperknowle 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.

    £600

  • 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.

    £700

  • 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

    £1200

  • 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

    £1400

  • 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.

    £1600

  • 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.

    £2500

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)

Brochure

For more detailed information about the Apperknowle Natural Burial Ground, please download our brochure here.

Download Burial Ground Brochure (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.

The address of the site is Apperknowle Natural Burial Ground, High Street, Apperknowle, Derbyshire, S18 4BD. 


Pedestrian Entrance:
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Grid reference: SK384781
X (Easting) 438432, Y (Northing) 378143
Latitude, Longitude (decimal) 53.298849 , -1.424815
Latitude, Longitude (degs, mins, secs) 53°17′56″N , 001°25′29″W


Car Park Entrance: 
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Grid Reference: SK384781
X (Easting) 438444, Y (Northing) 378116 
Latitude, Longitude (decimal) 53.298607, -1.424634
Latitude, Longitude (degs, mins, secs) 53°17′55″N , 001°25′29″W

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 ...

Rosie Grant

Peaceful, attractive in a naturalistic way with trees, shrubs, wild flowers and birds.

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Give us a call Speak to one of our friendly team regarding your burial ground enquiry.
Call now 0114 253 0505

Lines are open Mon-Fri 9-5