There was a time when burials at sea were the exclusive preserve of Navy men, but now a growing number of people choose to scatter their loved one’s remains on water with popular choices including the sea, rivers and stretches of water in the Lake District.
You may also wish to note that the Environment Agency does not consider the scattering of cremated remains on water to be detrimental to the environment.
British Waterways also permits the scattering of such remains on its canals and rivers, whilst The Lake District’s Lake Wardens also advise that it is acceptable providing they are put into the water loose and are not in a wooden or plastic urn. Here are some helpful points to consider when scattering remains on water:
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