For many people, taking the ashes of their loved one to a favourite place for scattering is a very comforting way to say goodbye. You can, within reason, scatter ashes anywhere. However many councils will refuse to let you scatter ashes in public parks, therefore, it is important to check with land owners and local councils before choosing the location.
In Wales and Scotland, conservationists ask that ashes be buried on peaks and mountains rather than scattered. Ashes may also be buried at family plots as long as the church or council managing the cemetery give permission.
There are some legal requirements, but ashes can be taken overseas.