Golden Valley Woodland Burial Ground
In a tranquil corner of Butterley Country Park, next to a heritage railway
Price based on an ashes burial plot
Nestled amongst woods in a country park
A peaceful sanctuary, the burial ground is surrounded on two sides by mature woods, and on a third side by a heritage railway line. The one acre site has around 250 mature trees and shrubs planted in it, and grass paths running through it.
The available options here are plots where you can have a tree, shrub or a wildflower mix planted. You can also have a stone plaque to mark the grave.
- Quiet and peaceful countryside location
- For Full Burial or Burial of Ashes
- Maintained in a natural way, sympathetic to the surrounding environment
- Plots can be pre-purchased
- Open all year round
- Helpful and supportive team
- Family owned & independent
- Suitable for people of all faiths and those of none
Golden Valley Woodland Burial Ground Plot Information
All plot prices are exclusive of interment (gravedigging) and funeral directors fees.
Ashes Burial Shrub Plot
Burial plot for up to two sets of ashes, with a shrub planted. Includes cost of shrub planted on grave and a stone tablet with 65 Characters max.
Full Burial Tree Plot
Single depth full burial plot with a tree planted. Includes cost of tree planted on grave and a stone tablet with 65 Characters max.
Full Burial Shrub Plot
Double depth full burial plot with a Shrub planted. Includes cost of shrub planted on grave and a stone tablet with 65 Characters max.
Full Burial Meadow Plot
Double depth full burial plot with a no shrub or tree planted. Includes cost of a stone tablet with 65 Characters max.
What to expect at the burial ground
A Diverse Range of Flora and Fauna
Dog friendly (must remain on lead)
Maintained Pathways Around the Site for Easy Access
Open All Year Round (public access is always available)
Railway Funerals Available Here
Seating Areas Provided
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
On the outskirts of the village of Riddings, near Alfreton, Derbyshire
Finding the site
Golden Valley Woodland Burial Ground is set back one field from the main road (Newlands Road) so only the stone track leading to it is visible from a distance. The track runs alongside the Heritage Railway line of the Midland Railway Centre where the occasional steam train runs when the line is operating.
There is pedestrian access at all times and limited careful parking is available on Newlands Road.
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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