Take a walk through the Arrow Valley Country Park, spend some time on the banks of the River Arrow or explore the Malvern Hills and scatter your loved one’s ashes in a special place to them.
Scattering ashes in Redditch
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 Redditch is full of beautiful places, there are many options for families and friends to scatter ashes from Arrow Valley Country Park to the River Arrow and Malvern Hills.
Find your funeral director in Redditch who will help you arrange a cremation and give you ideas of a meaningful place to scatter your loved one’s ashes.
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.
Arrow Valley Country Park
Arrow Valley Country Park is spread across 900 acres, making it the largest open space in Redditch. Teeming with beautiful scenery and a rich history including the Bordesley Abbey and the Forge Mill Needle Museum, it's a popular spot for walkers, tourists, and locals alike. If your loved one spent time playing here as a child, walking their dog, or enjoying a summer's afternoon, it could be an excellent place to scatter their ashes.
Why not walk along one of your loved one’s favourite routes or stop to admire a landmark that they appreciated? Take some time with your friends and family to share any memories you have of your loved one in the park before scattering their ashes.
Although Arrow Valley Country Park is popular, its large size means you can find a quiet spot for some privacy or a quiet moment of reflection if needed.
If your loved one enjoyed the water, rivers, or spent time playing near the River Arrow as a child, then why not scatter their ashes there? The River Arrow sits in a large reserve surrounded by grassland, woodland, and ponds. The river stretches out through Redditch and Worcestershire too, offering you plenty of places to stop by the river.
You can visit a part of the river that your loved one spent time at and scatter their ashes somewhere meaningful to them. Take your family and friends with you to say a few words and share memories of your loved ones before saying goodbye.
Thanks to the length of the river and part of it being located in a reserve, you are sure to find a peaceful spot should you wish to have some privacy or a quiet moment of reflection while you scatter their ashes.
Malvern Hills AONB
Malvern Hills Area Of Natural Beauty is a series of hills that offers fantastic views and is home to wonderful wildlife. Situated between Worcestershire and Herefordshire, these hills are a favourite spot for walkers and wildlife lovers. If your loved one spent time here walking or enjoying the views, it would be a lovely place to scatter their ashes.
You could walk along one of their favourite routes, enjoy their favourite views, and scatter their ashes in a special place to them, such as along the common or any part of the hills that was significant.
Bring along your friends and family and can share fond memories of your loved one before scattering their ashes.
Arrange a direct cremation
If you’d prefer to arrange a direct cremation, you can have a memorial at any time, anywhere you wish, perhaps at home or your loved one’s favourite pub.