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Oakfield Wood

7ac/3ha  

Grid ref: TM 167 315 (click for o/s map)


Updated 10/12/2020.

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Oakfield Wood is a 'green burial ground', a natural alternative to traditional graveyard or crematorium burials. For each burial a native broadleaved tree is planted with a wooden plaque at its base, gradually creating a new woodland on what used to be arable farmland. When the burial ground is full it will be managed as a nature reserve by Essex Wildlife Trust.

Visiting

Reached via Wheatsheaf Lane, which turns off the B1352 between Bradfield and Wrabness. Beyond the railway bridge there is a small car park from which a footpath takes you past the burial ground and joins the Essex Way public footpath.

Accessible at all times.

For further information about burials at Oakfield Wood, contact Peter Kincaid on 01255 503456.


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