Henley Natural Burial Ground
Greys Road, Rotherfield Greys, Henley on Thames
(not for correspondence)
Situated in the Chilterns Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the natural burial ground at Henley forms part of a scheme of new native woodland planting on Grey's Green Farm.
The woodland burial at Henley-on-Thames is a beautiful, peaceful place, full of wildlife and wildflowers. The new woodland creation will help to create new homes for local wildlife and offers peaceful natural resting places in beautiful natural surroundings. It's not uncommon to see muntjac deer wandering through the woodland, or red kites flying above. The relaxing walk through the natural burial to the village is perfect for dogs and family. Just two and a half miles west of Henley on Thames, the burial ground is located close to the Parish church of St Nicholas.
The Maltsters Arms is very close to the burial ground and is a useful place to gather after a funeral, or to pop in for some refreshment when visiting the woodland burial.
Cross the River Thames at Henley, heading west across the bridge (with the Angel pub on the left); go straight across at the traffic lights, past the church (on the right) and go up Hart Street into the town.
Stay in the left-hand lane and at the lights go straight over into Market Place. Continue up the hill, bearing round to the right onto Gravel Hill and continue along this road towards Rotherfield Greys (3 miles). Continue past Badgemore Park Golf Club (on the right). Go past the sign for Greys Court (to the right) and past Rocky Lane (also on the right). As the road bends sharply to the right, turn left onto a minor lane, and shortly after at the end of the lane, turn left again into Rotherfield Greys village. Go past the Maltsters Arms (on the right) and the Church (on the right) and just as you leave the village, the entrance to the natural burial ground is on the right.
Site map of Henley Burial Woodland and Rotherfield Greys
Visiting the Woodland Burial Ground
The site is open all year round during daylight hours so please feel free to visit without making an appointment. The pedestrian gate is always open. The car park gate is kept padlocked for security reasons.