Where to scatter ashes in Preston

Scatter your loved one’s ashes at a meaningful place in Preston.

Take a boat ride along the River Ribble, enjoy a walk through the Forest of Bowland, or journey to your loved one’s favourite part of the Brockholes Nature reserve and find a place to scatter your loved one’s ashes that is special to them.

Scattering ashes in Preston

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 Preston is packed full of natural beauty, there are many places for family and friends to scatter ashes, from the River Ribble to the waters in Brockholes Nature Reserve. 

Find your funeral director in Preston, who will help you arrange a cremation and give you ideas of a meaningful place to scatter your loved one’s ashes. 

If you’re going to scatter someone’s ashes

There are a few things you might want to know. Our article on scattering ashes offers some ideas of where to scatter ashes, as well as practical advice on how to do it. 

River Ribble 

Scattering ashes on the River Ribble is a fitting tribute to those that enjoyed boat rides or walks along the river bank. The river flows for seventy-five miles, allowing you to journey to your loved one’s favourite place and scatter their ashes. 

You can incorporate the river into a trail walk, allowing you and your loved one’s friends and family to explore an area that was meaningful to them. Taking a walk that your loved one enjoyed would be a fitting send-off.

You could also take a boat ride along the river and scatter their ashes as you go. Alternatively, you could journey to the Brockholes Nature Reserve, which the river flows through, and spend some time enjoying the natural beauty.

Forest of Bowland

If your loved one enjoyed nature, you could consider scattering their ashes at the Forest of Bowland. This area of outstanding natural beauty is a wonderful place to lay your loved one to rest. With plenty of walking routes, riverside walks, villages, and remote fells, there is sure to be a location that best suits your loved one. 

Why not gather your close family and friends to scatter your loved one’s ashes? You could take one of your loved one’s favourite walks or sit in a spot they enjoyed and share a few words before scattering their ashes. This can be a fitting way to pay tribute to any nature fan that spent time in the spectacular forest. 

There are plenty of places to scatter your ashes in the Forest of Bowland. Whether you want lots of people present, or an intimate scattering in a private location, the forest offers something for everyone.

Get help arranging a direct cremation

Direct cremation takes care of the coffin, transport to the crematorium, and hand-delivery of the ashes back to you. You can then have a service or memorial your own way, in your own time (or not have one at all).

Brockholes Nature Reserve 

The Brockholes Nature Reserve is the ideal resting place for anyone that loved nature. 

Choose one of the several walking trails through the ancient woodland, stroll by the River Ribble, or explore one of the many rivers at the reserve before scattering your loved one’s ashes in a place that was special to them. 

Maybe they enjoyed woodland walks or exploring different lakes? There is sure to be a location that is fitting for your loved one. There is plenty of parking on-site and disabled access, so all your friends and family can easily attend. 

You could take one of your loved one’s favourite walks through the reserve and scatter their ashes in a place they loved, and then return with ease and pay your respects. There are plenty of parts of the reserve that are quiet, peaceful places for you to scatter your loved one’s ashes. 

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