Enjoy a walk through the Yorkshire Dales, spend some time by the River Aire, or around Roundhay Park to scatter your loved one’s ashes in a place that is special to them.
Scattering ashes in Leeds
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 Leeds is located near some wonderful green spaces, there are many places for families and friends to scatter ashes, from the Yorkshire Dales to the River Aire and Roundhay Park.
Find your funeral director in Leeds who will help you arrange a cremation and give you ideas of a meaningful place to scatter your loved one’s ashes.
A direct cremation is a cremation without a funeral
If you’d rather not have a funeral service at the crematorium, the crematorium staff can collect the body, carry out the cremation, and then return the ashes to you. Crematorium workers call this a direct or ‘unattended cremation’.
The Yorkshire Dales is a stunning area of open green space, filled with lush dales, wonderful hills, and heather-covered moors. It’s a popular spot for those that enjoy walking the countryside, and a beautiful location to scatter your loved one’s ashes.
If they enjoyed the outdoors, walking in the countryside, or spending their time at the Yorkshire Dales, it would be a fitting place to scatter their ashes. You can walk along their favourite paths and scatter their ashes in a meaningful spot.
The Dales covers such a large area that you are sure to find a quiet place for some privacy for a moment of reflection. Your loved one’s friends and family can join you as you celebrate the life of your loved one.
The River Aire flows through Yorkshire, and Leeds sits on the river as its principal city, meaning you will not have to travel far to scatter your loved one’s ashes here. If they enjoyed the river or spent time near it growing up, it is an excellent spot.
You can journey to one of the river's many banks to scatter the ashes with friends and family present, or you could scatter the ashes from one of the many bridges that sit across the river.
The river runs throughout Leeds and all of Yorkshire, offering plenty of spots for you to have a private moment of reflection.
Roundhay Park is a large and beautiful park with an indoor wildlife park and a large bird population. If your loved one enjoyed afternoons at the park or was passionate about wildlife, it’s an excellent place to scatter their ashes. The large park features a lake and plenty of green space for you to scatter your loved one’s ashes.
The park also has plenty of spots for quiet moments of reflection. It’s also easy to get to and has ample parking so that all your loved one’s friends and family can attend easily. Whether you want to scatter the ashes alone, or are surrounded by people that loved your loved one, Roundhay Park is a great place to do it.
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