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An award-winning peaceful, friendly and affordable green burial ground on the Oxfordshire/Wiltshire border, in the heart of the Vale of the White Horse. Westmill is a Community Interest Company which means it is a not for profit business.  Learn more...

Westmill woodland burial ground is a natural haven for people, plants and animals looking up to the ancient Ridgeway. 

Discover an intimate, beautiful site evolving into a small, native woodland and wildflower meadow.

Our friendly, professional team take great pride in providing a flexible, personal service.

The gates of Westmill Woodland Burial Ground are always unlocked and you may visit at any time.

COVID UPDATE

We at Westmill are committed to keeping you safe whilst you are at the burial ground. We are following Government guidelines and so may have to limit the numbers who can gather for a funeral or who can be seated within the roundhouse. Please contact the office for the latest information about this.

What we offer

  • A chance for those of all faiths or none to be buried amid nature
  • An opportunity to be part of creating a small woodland and meadow for future generations
  • Real flexibility to respond to your needs in terms of how you want the funeral to be
  • Knowledge to assist your planning and support during your grieving
  • A peaceful spot to come and remember and appreciate the changing seasons
  • Events where you can come and meet others, have a cup of tea, plant trees, work on the site or just look at the view
  • A place to come and enjoy a growing variety of birds, animals, insects and plants

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Contact information and office hours

Messages left in between these times will be responded to as soon as we can.

Monday 10am - 1pm

Wednesday 10am - 1pm

Friday 10am - 1pm

Call us on: 01367 700615
or Email us at: info@woodlandburialwestmill.co.uk

The burial ground is always open. The gates are never locked.
Come and have a look around.

Westmill Woodland Burial Ground
B4508, SN68TH

Outside the Box by Liz RothschildThis book, published by PCCS, is written by our co-founder Liz Rothschild. 274 vivid everyday stories drawn from her own life, her work and her audiences when touring her one woman show Outside the Box – A Live Show about Death.

The stories are grouped into chapters under themes such as children, dementia, getting ready, sudden death, the process of dying, funerals and bereavement. A cornucopia of wisdom – funny, moving, informative, contradictory and thought-provoking. Each chapter includes an expert commentary and resources from professionals such as a doctor, nurse and midwife, dementia expert, therapists, funeral experts, a former hospice chaplain and staff from Winston’s Wish, Child Bereavement UK and SANDS.

Liz hopes the book will be like a wise friend you can turn to when in need of support, advice or a laugh. All of us have to face our mortality or that of someone we care about and this book can help this journey feel a lot less lonely. A few copies are available in the office.

The best way to buy the book is from the publishers PCCS. Postage is free in the UK. It is also available from Waterstones and Amazon and from all good independent bookstores.

"I couldn't have wished for a better way to say goodbye to my husband. He loved the Ridgeway and to know he's resting, looking out over it brings such comfort amidst the awfulness of his dying. The staff were incredible and we felt completely looked after in their hands"  AO 

Events

20/06/2021 Open Day June 20th 2021 A chance to look around the burial ground, chat to the Westmill Team and hear a talk about green burials.
18/09/2021 Memorial Gathering September 18th 2021 Open to anyone wishing to come and spend time in a peaceful, beautiful place to remember someone who has died
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Blog

Two interesting events in February Two online events to share with you this February
Outside the Box launch video The book is launched! I really believe it will be an invaluable resource to a wide range of people from the general public to professionals
Outside the Box Book launch Details of the launch of Liz's new book Outside the Box.
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