Take a boat ride along the River Severn, walk across the Shropshire Hills or spend an afternoon at the Rea Brook Local Nature Reserve and scatter your loved one’s ashes in a place that was special to them.
Scattering ashes in Shrewsbury
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.
Shrewsbury is surrounded by wonderful nature and breathtaking views, meaning there are plenty of places for family and friends to scatter their loved one’s ashes from the River Severn to the Shropshire Hills.
Find your funeral director in Shrewsbury 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.
If your loved one spent time by the water or enjoyed boat rides then scatter their ashes along the River Severn. Running from Shrewsbury into Wales, the river is surrounded by wonderful wildlife and nature. If your loved one enjoyed time by the river or worked on boats, this can be a fitting tribute and way to scatter their ashes.
You can stand on one of the bridges over the River Severn or on the banks to scatter the ashes if you wish. There are plenty of quiet spots along the river that will ensure you have privacy and quiet time for a moment of reflection if needed.
You can also attend a river cruise along the River Severn, if you’d like to. The Sabrina boat runs daily and will take you through the picturesque scenery and along the River Severn as part of a public trip or a private hire. Here, you can scatter your loved one’s ashes into the river and say a few words as you do. Most Captains will also stop the boat for a few minutes to allow you to scatter the ashes too, just be sure to ask ahead of time.
If your loved one enjoyed boats, the water, or spent their time by the river then this is an excellent way to scatter their ashes.
If your loved one enjoyed nature or long walks then you can scatter their ashes along the Shropshire Hills Area Of Natural Beauty. The hills cover almost a quarter of Shropshire and feature a rich history and outstanding landscape that is wonderful for walking, relaxing, or feeling inspired. If your loved one spent afternoons here walking, or appreciating the landscape and views, it's an excellent place to scatter their ashes.
Why not walk along some of their favourite paths or climb to the top of the hills and scatter their ashes in a place they enjoyed? You are sure to find a quiet path or spot to ensure you have privacy to take a quiet moment of reflection.
The Shropshire Hills allows you to scatter your loved one’s ashes in a place that was special to them surrounded by nature and beautiful scenery. Along with your friends and family, you can scatter your loved one’s ashes in a place they loved while sharing fond memories of them.
Rea Brook Local Nature Reserve
The Rea Brook Local Nature Reserve is a beautiful landscape and has plenty of paths where you can scatter your loved one’s ashes. You can walk along one of the paths taking in the wildlife, enjoying the flowers, or appreciating the surrounding woodland. The reserve is teeming with nature and is a place enjoyed by locals and tourists.
If your loved one spent a lot of time here or enjoyed being out in nature, it's the perfect place to scatter their ashes. You could walk along one of their favourite paths or stop and enjoy a view they loved and scatter their ashes at a place of significance to them.
Gather your friends and family and share memories of your loved ones as you scatter their ashes. You are sure to find a quiet spot here, should you want some privacy.
Arrange a direct cremation with Farewill
We can help you organise a cremation service that's right for you. We'll help transport your loved one, handle all the paperwork and hand-deliver your loved one’s ashes to you.