As more families choose cremation for their loved ones, what to do with the cremated ashes is a commonly asked issue. Scattering cremated ashes in a meaningful area is a common choice for dealing with cremated ashes but making this decision during a time of mourning is difficult. It is beneficial for families to understand what alternatives are available once the cremation process is over.
Here are a few things to think about before deciding where to spread a loved one’s ashes. If the deceased was cremated, you will be notified by the cremation provider when the cremated remains are available for collection. Cremated ashes are normally delivered to the family in a temporary container. You can, however, provide your own cremation urn for storage.
Some families arrange for an ash dispersal ceremony to take place a few weeks or months following the cremation memorial service. Because there are special rules and regulations prohibiting the scattering of ashes on private and public property, you’ll need to scout out areas ahead of time and, if required, obtain permission.
Additionally, those travelling with cremated remains must have a death certificate as well as a cremation certificate to get through airport security. It’s also a good idea to clarify with the airline before you arrive at the airport that cremated remains are permitted on board in checked luggage.
Do you need permission to scatter ashes?
Scattering a loved one’s ashes in a meaningful location is a popular option, but it may also be intimidating if you’ve never done it before. You may also wonder, “Is it unlawful to spread ashes?” should be concerned about if you must abide by any laws and regulations.
In the Cornwall, there are essentially no rules governing the dispersion of ashes. It is permissible to sprinkle ashes of a loved one almost everywhere. However, you must obtain permission from the landowner or obtain approval from the Environment Agency.
Where can you scatter ashes?
Choosing where to disperse ashes is a deeply personal decision. It’s a lovely way to honour someone’s life and give a loving farewell in a unique and meaningful way. But, can you sprinkle ashes anyplace in Cornwall? Is it allowed, for example, to spread ashes in the ocean? Is it legal to spread ashes in a public park?
There are several locations where you can spread someone’s ashes, some of which are more conventional than others. You may choose a memorable place or one that was meaningful to the departed. There is no right or wrong option, so let’s look at some of these areas and see why you should keep them in mind.
Here are our top locations for scattering ashes of a loved one (remember, you can choose more than one).
Consider scattering your loved one’s ashes in a cemetery scatter garden if you want a particular area that is handy and accessible for family and friends. Many cemeteries, as well as certain churches, now include scatter gardens where families can lay their loved ones’ ashes for a modest cost. Scatter gardens are peaceful places that you may return to again and again. They are also an excellent option for folks who are interested in green funerals and the notion of returning their loved one’s bones to the land.
Out To Sea
Scattering at sea is a popular option, particularly for remembering loved ones who valued spending time on the ocean.
St. Michael’s Mount — Located on the Cornwall peninsula, St. Michael’s Mount is a popular tourist destination. There are organised boat tours from Mount’s Bay, Penzance Harbour that take families out to sea to spread ashes. It is preferable to consult with the landowners and the National Trust before sprinkling ashes on the mount itself. Visit Website https://scattering-ashes.co.uk/boats-scattering-ashes/cornwall-penzance-harbour/
St Ives Boats – Provide ashes to be scattered at sea service in a celebration of life service that offers a fitting send-off for those with an affinity with the sea or those that had a special love of St Ives, or Cornwall. Visit Website https://www.stivesboats.co.uk/ashes-scattering-at-sea/
Falmouth Boat Hirer – Private and peaceful scattering of ashes in a ceremony tailored to your needs. You can sail out of Falmouth, Truro, St Mawes, Mylor and other locations around the Fal River. Visit Website https://www.urnsforashes.co.uk/scattering-ashes/scattering-ashes-at-sea/cornwall/
The Great Cornish Countryside
Cornwall has an abundance of ancient woods, dramatic clifftops, wild parklands, trails and landscaped gardens that are perfect for scattering cremated ashes. If your loved one was a fan of nature or spent a lot of time in the great outdoors, choosing a scenic location as a final resting place is a meaningful memorial gesture. However, make sure you follow the rules contact the National Trust if you are unsure.
Divide The Ashes
It is completely OK to separate the ashes and spread them in several areas. If you can’t settle on a single site or if various family members have different views, it may be a fantastic way to honour the deceased’s desires as well as those who are mourning the passing.
Home Sweet Home
Sometimes all you want is to keep your loved one’s cremated remains close by. Home may have been the location where the departed felt most at ease, and dispersing their ashes in a meaningful position in your garden provides for a simple and personal tribute. Before you begin, make sure you examine any local zoning restrictions regulating the dispersal of ashes on private land. Keep in mind that if you relocate, you may not be able to return to this precious site since something else may be constructed over it in the future.
Scattering ashes on a family grave is a simple solution. It may be a very personal way to honour a loved one’s life. You must, however, hold the exclusive right of burial for the grave, and if it has lapsed, you must renew it. If there isn’t a family burial, consider establishing a garden of remembering at a nearby cemetery or churchyard.
Creative Ideas for Ashes
Make a tattoo out of the ashes.
Make jewellery out of the ashes.
Make a vinyl record out of the ashes.
Make a one-of-a-kind work of art out of the ashes. Glass art is the most popular.
Take the ashes on an epic journey across the world.
Ashes from a jump or hot air balloon should be scattered.
Fill a ‘remembrance bear’ with a little amount of ashes.
It might be difficult to determine what to do with a loved one’s ashes after their cremation. Before making a selection, discuss the aforementioned possibilities with other family members and consider your budget.
If you’re ready to arrange a cremation of a loved one, contact us today. Carlyon Family Funeral Directors near Truro, Cornwall. We are available to sit down with you and talk things through over a nice cup of tea. Alternatively, you can give us a call or contact us through our website, we are available 24/7 to answer any questions you may have.