(UK) What are the regulations regarding where you can and cannot scatter ashes (following cremation)?
I'm in the process of making a will, and would like to know of any restrictions concerning the scattering of ashes after cremation.
you can scatter your ashes where ever you want, there is no law, all the best
You won't be allowed to scatter your ashes on private land that doesn't belong to you or your loved ones.
Some of the National Heritage and National Parks have restrictions simply because of all of the abuse that has happened over the years in public beauty spots.
If in doubt, contact the owners/administrators of the area where you would like your remains scattered and ask them first. They may be quite accommodating.
But as far as it really goes... I guess there is no restriction in public places - as long as those doing the scattering are not caught.
Why not give the Cremations Officer of your Local Authority a ring? They will be able to tell you exactly what may occur.And point you to any publication on the matter.
Although some of the answers indicate ' why bother with it?' you might not wish the administrators of your estate to fall foul of bureaucracy at a time when they may already be distressed.
regulations ? i wouldnt worry about it .
you cannot scatter the ashes on private land without permission as this would constitute trespass.and all ground belongs to someone somewhere. Try the sea..that's OK and where I plan to end up.