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Well Dressing

Type:Coach/Minibus Tour

Making a well dressing


10.30am - Well Dressing in the Making

Find out more about this ancient custom, and how such intricate pictures can be made using only natural materials, by watching a team of well dressers at work. Some villages dress their wells in secret, but others invite visitors to watch and talk to the team as they build their well.


Lunch suggestions

Enjoy lunch at one of the many fantastic cafes in our area.


1pm - Well Dressing

This ancient custom is only found in Derbyshire and might date back to the Celts or even further. It's the beautiful art of decorating springs and wells with pictures made from natural materials. The best way to understand is to watch the well dressers at work, or come along and see the finished article.

Well Dressing take place throughout the area from May to September, to find out when see our page on Well Dressing



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