South Yorkshire Woodland Burial Ground
Described as the most beautiful resting place in the area
Price based on an ashes burial plot
One of the first Natural Burial Grounds in the country
A three acre site where a wide variety of over 600 trees and shrubs have been planted to mark graves. There is a mown pathway that runs around the burial ground, and a small brook running down one edge. It is peaceful and quiet and attracts a lot of wildlife and birds.
The available options here are plots where you can have a 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
- Plots can be pre-purchased
- Maintained in a natural way, sympathetic to the surrounding environment
- Helpful and supportive team
- Family owned & independent
- Suitable for people of all faiths and those of none
- Open all year round
South Yorkshire 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. Includes cost of shrub and a stone plaque.
Full Burial Shrub Plot
Double depth full burial plot. Includes cost of shrub and a stone plaque.
Full Burial Wildflower Plot
Double depth full burial plot. Includes cost of a stone plaque.
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
Off Road Parking (always available)
Open All Year Round (public access is always available)
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
The site lies between the villages of Ulley and Aston-cum-Aughton, in Rotherham
Finding the site
The South Yorkshire Woodland Burial Ground is located to the east of Sheffield, halfway down a small country lane connecting the villages of Ulley and Aston-cum-Aughton. (The lane is called Turnshaw Road at its Ulley end, and Ulley Lane at the Aston end.) Nearest postcoded address is S26 3YG.
The site can be visited all year round and there is a pedestrian access gate that is always unlocked. There is a parking area on the lane, outside the burial ground. Inside there is more parking which is used 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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