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The burial ground will be closed to the public except for funerals until government restrictions are lifted.
Woodland Burial Ground
Cothiemuir Hill is a haven of peace and natural beauty. At the heart of the historic Forbes Estate in the Howe of Alford, Donside, Aberdeenshire. It has been a special, historically important place, for thousands of years. Today it offers a place of escape away from it all.
The peace and beauty of the countryside is special, whatever the season. Somewhere to connect with nature, sense the elements and feel replenished. It allows you time and space to focus your mind, a place to reflect on life, love and loss.
Our aim is to provide peaceful resting places in beautiful countryside. Places for people to escape the hustle and bustle of the modern world.
The burial ground offers time and space to do things your way. Whether arriving on horseback, bringing the dogs, erecting a marquee or keeping things very simple, you have the scope and freedom to do as you wish.
People say there's an odd sense of inner-peace knowing that one day they too will be there - somewhere they know, somewhere they feel happy.
Arranging a funeral now or planning ahead?
Prices, application forms and local funeral directors' prices are outlined on the forms and prices page.
Read a collection of families' experiences with us.
"Thank you for the provision of such a wonderful and beautiful facility. The view across to the Back-o'-Bennachie is stunning."
Find out more about us, what we believe and where it all began.
What are natural burials and green funerals?
Our natural burial guide aims to answer all your questions.