image for Well in the Making item typeWhaley Bridge Well Dressing under Construction at Whaley Bridge

Well in the Making, Sat 18 - Sat 25 Jun 2016, free entry

Whaley Bridge Well Dressing Under Construction

Whaley Bridge Well Dressing Under Construction


HIgh Peak,
SK23 7LU

Events at this Venue

date event
Sat 18 - Sat 25 Jun Whaley Bridge Well Dressing under Construction
Sun 26 Jun - Sun 3 Jul Whaley Bridge Well Dressing


Find out more about this ancient Derbyshire custom by watching the well dressers at work. The design is drawn on artists’ tracing paper and ‘pricked out’ onto the clay. This involves making small cuts along each line like a dot-to-dot puzzle. The picture is then outlined in wool and sweet cicely seeds, the filled in with greenery, local stone, coal and wool to represent the industrial archaeological heritage of Whaley, and flower petals.

By side of Transhipment Shed, Canal Basin

Nearest Tourist Information Centre
Buxton (Tel: 01298 25106)

Cash PointDisabled accessDisabled toiletsPicnic sitePostboxPublic toiletsTelephone (public)

Children welcomeDisabled accessSmoking not allowed

Event details

Dates Times
Sat 18 - Sat 25 Jun 2016 10:30 to 16:30


Free entry

Donations gratefully accepted



See location of Whaley Bridge on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: SK 012816  Lat: 53.33176 Long: -1.98268

On the A6 north of Buxton

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport: 0 miles from Whaley Bridge station


  • Cash PointCash Point
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • PostboxPostbox
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Telephone (public)Telephone (public)
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed
You are accepting third-party cookies. powered by NVG