COVID-19 Precautionary Measures at Westmill Woodland Burial Ground

The burial ground is now open but we are not encouraging visits during this time of restricted travel. If you do feel you need to visit we ask that you are mindful of any funerals that may be taking place, keep your distance from each other and take extra care when handling gates. The office remains shut to visitors so please phone or email if you need anything, your messages will be picked up. We thank you for your patience.

Guidelines for funerals
These guidelines are subject to change as the situation unfolds:

  • We ask that no more than 20 people attend funerals from now on. We will endeavour to keep you informed of the changing situation as things progress.
  • If the person being buried has died from Covid 19 we would ask all those who have been in contact with the deceased, who are self-isolating, to refrain from attending the funeral. We understand the difficulties this may cause families and will do everything we possibly can to assist people through this.
  • No contact will take place between staff and attendees of burials - ie hugging or handshaking. Everyone will be expected to keep their distance from one another.
  • The bier will still be available for use and will be kept as clean as possible. We would ask all people handling the bier to wear gloves.

We know that some of the measures above will be very difficult for those arranging funerals with us. Please be assured that we will continue to work hard to help our families though this difficult time in any way that we can.

Liz and Jan


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 are encouraged to visit at any time.

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:

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

Westmill Woodland Burial Ground
B4508, SN68TH

"Thank you for what was a perfect day.  So relaxed, so real, so sad and so happy. I came away feeling completely at ease that where she is now laid to rest is absolutely perfect."  JW