image for Well Dressing item typeElmton (nr Creswell) Well Dressing at Elmton

Well Dressing, Sat 24 Jun - Sun 9 Jul 2017, free entry

Elmton Well Dresing 2016

Elmton Well Dresing 2016


Markland Lane,
S80 4LS

Events at this Venue

date event
Mon 19 - Fri 23 Jun Elmton Well Dressing under Construction
Sat 24 Jun - Sun 9 Jul Elmton (nr Creswell) Well Dressing
Sat 24 - Sun 25 Jun Elmton Open Gardens


The ancient custom of Well Dressing is only found in Derbyshire and is the art of decorating springs and wells with pictures made from natural materials.

Well dressing has taken place in Elmton for over 30 years and the village displays three well dressings. The main board is worked on by local residents from Elmton, Creswell and Clowne villages and the two smaller boards are designed and completed by children from Creswell Infant and Nursery School and Hodthorpe Primary School.

Well locations
Opposite Elm Tree Farm (S80 4LS)
Junction of Spring Lane and Oxcroft Lane, children (S80 4LU)
Churchyard of St Peter’s Church, children (S80 4LS)

The School Room opens and serves cream teas 1pm to 5pm on 24 and 25 June. The Elm Tree Inn also serves food and drink.

Blessing Service
Friday 23 June 2017
7pm at St Peter's Church (S80 4LS)

Picnic sitePostbox

Children welcomeDisabled accessDogs accepted

Event details

Dates Times
Sat 24 Jun - Sun 9 Jul 2017 09:00 to 19:00


Free entry

Donations gratefully accepted.



See location of Elmton on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: SK 504732  Lat: 53.25341 Long: -1.24603

From North/South
Leave M1 at junction 30 and follow A616 through Clowne to Creswell. Go under railway bridge and take 2nd right turn (Elmton Road). Follow signposts to village which has just one road through it.

From East
Follow A617 to junction with M1 motorway and take 4th exit (M1 north). Leave M1 at junction 30, then follow route from North/South.

From West
Follow A619 into Chesterfield. At traffic light controlled roundabout (Lidl on left) select middle lane and take 3rd exit. Keep in left lane and at traffic lights go straight on. When carriageway divides select right lane and, at next roundabout take 3rd exit. At next roundabout (traffic light controlled) select left lane and take 2nd exit (A617). In approx 4 miles reach M1 motorway Junction roundabout and take 1st exit onto motorway (M1 North). Leave M1 at next junction (30) then follow route from North/South.


  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • PostboxPostbox
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Dogs acceptedDogs accepted
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