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Woodlands (Blackley Cemetery)

Map, opening times, transport information, and other detailed information about The Woodlands at Blackley Cemetery

'The Woodlands' provides an undisturbed place of rest in a setting that is natural woodland overlooking the Pennine Hills; it is a 15-hectare cemetery at Blackley in North Manchester

Our Woodland Burials provide an environmentally friendly and cost effective alternative to traditional funerals at a site that is managed to encourage native wildlife, plants and wild flowers.

The grave location is marked with a small plaque containing a grave number. For seven days after interment, you can place floral tributes on the graves but no other memorials are allowed.  If you'd prefer to have a memorial to remember your loved ones, there is a range of products available around the perimeter of the Woodland Burial area, and at other locations within the cemetery grounds.

We are able to offer

  • A grave for interments for two people and ashes interments
  • A natural, peaceful place and a wildlife habitat in which family and friends can visit and be at peace
  • A beautiful woodland setting with scenic views
  • A religious or secular burial
  • A choice of three chapels within the cemetery grounds, or a graveside service
  • Use of an electric vehicle to transport the coffin and mourners to the graveside in the Woodland area
  • An opportunity to buy plots in advance, reserved at current prices
  • A range of memorial products including
    • a sandstone remembrance plaque on a natural stone rock
    • bird boxes
    • a living hedge
    • memorial trees and roses
    • memorial benches
    • entries in the Book of Remembrance

For further enquiries, please contact:

Blackley Cemetery and Crematorium
Victoria Avenue
Blackley
Manchester
M9 8JP

Telephone: 0161 227 3201
Email: ops.cemeteries@manchester.gov.uk

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