When a loved one passes, many people will choose to scatter the ashes in a location with a special connection to the person who has died.
But, do you need permission? Where are you allowed to scatter ashes, and how do you you actually go about scattering them? It can be difficult to know exactly what the rules are.
When it comes to scattering ashes, you’ll want peace of mind that you’ve stayed true to your loved ones wishes, without breaking any laws and regulations.
In this article, we help to answer 6 of the most common questions around scattering ashes.
1. Where can you scatter ashes?
In the UK, you can scatter the ashes of your loved one in a variety of open places. This could be in a green space, over water, or on private land.
Some examples of popular places to scatter ashes include:
- In a churchyard or cemetery.
- In a national park or public land.
- At sea, in rivers or body of water.
- On private land.
If you decide to choose one of the options above, you may need to request permission in certain areas. We explore this further below.
Looking for more ideas? Read our blog on 5 popular places to scatter ashes in the UK.