Take a walk through the Yorkshire Dales, enjoy a boat ride across the River Aire, or hike a mountain in the Peak District and scatter your loved one’s ashes in a place that is special to them.
Scattering ashes in Bradford
For many people, scattering ashes is a deeply personal moment. It can be a really meaningful way to say goodbye and it’s important to take time to plan ahead and ensure you choose the right location for you and your loved one.
While some people choose to keep ashes at home in an urn, many people scatter ashes around natural beauty spots, usually places that have special memories attached to them.
Scattering ashes is a great way of honouring your loved ones and in the UK people are generally allowed to scatter ashes anywhere. This can be along a river, in the sea, under a tree, at the beach or even on private land.
To scatter ashes in the sea or in a river then you do not need to have permission but there are some guidelines to follow and it’s recommended you seek advice from the environmental agency. For places inland it’s generally safe, but there are guidelines in place to protect nature and permission may need to be granted from the landowner.
As Bradford is surrounded by wonderful landscapes and rivers, there are many places for families and friends to scatter ashes, from the Yorkshire Dales to boat rides across the Aire and the Peak District.
Find your funeral director in Bradford who will help you arrange a cremation and give you ideas of a meaningful place to scatter your loved one’s ashes.
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If you’re choosing a celebration of life instead of a traditional funeral, you could consider direct cremation. This is where the cremation doesn’t have any attendees, and the crematorium will return the ashes directly to you or your loved ones.
If your loved one enjoyed walks through mountains, fields, or hills, then why not scatter their ashes across the Yorkshire Dales? The National Park is filled with lush dales, the famous Three Peaks hills, and heath-covered moors. The large park has plenty of breathtaking views and quiet places where you can have some privacy to scatter your loved one’s ashes.
You could walk your loved one’s favourite route through the Dales and scatter their ashes in a space that is meaningful to them. Gather your friends and family for a walk and share memories of your loved one before scattering their ashes in a meaningful place in the Dales. It is a peaceful place, so you’ll be able to find a spot where you can say a few words and scatter your loved one’s ashes without any interruption.
How long after a cremation do you get the ashes?
It takes between one and two weeks to receive the ashes after a cremation. With direct cremation, these are usually hand-delivered to you in a temporary urn.
But if you arrange a traditional cremation with a funeral director on the high street, you may need to collect the ashes from the crematorium or funeral home. Find out how long it takes to get cremation ashes.
The River Aire runs through Yorkshire, from the Pennines through West and North Yorkshire, before joining the River Ouse. It runs along beautiful fields and towns, making it a picturesque location to scatter your loved one’s ashes.
If your loved one enjoyed the river, lived near it, or spent a lot of time by the River Aire, then it can be a fitting place to scatter your loved one’s ashes. Why not stand at your loved one’s favourite place and scatter their ashes into the river? Or you can stand on one of the many bridges over the river, say a few words and scatter their ashes. There are many spots along the River Aire where you can scatter their ashes in a way that is right for you and your loved one’s friends and family.
The Peak District is a vast area of natural beauty. If your loved one enjoyed spending time walking here, then this would be a wonderful place to scatter their ashes. You can take a walk through one of your loved one’s favourite fields, watch the wildlife and take in the scenery, before scattering their ashes in a meaningful place.
There are plenty of quiet and private spots in the Peak District that will allow you to say a few words and scatter your loved one’s ashes. You’ll be able to scatter their ashes in a way that is right for you—whether that is after a walk through their favourite spots, or before enjoying a picnic at a spot they loved.
Get your loved one’s ashes without having a funeral service
We can arrange an unattended cremation, giving you the time and freedom to put your own plans in place. Get an estimated cost