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Whitwell Well Dressing Under Construction-CANCELLED

Type:Well in the Making

1st Whitwell Scout and Guide HQ
Recreation Ground off Welbeck Street
S80 4TP
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Claying the board


An ancient custom that's only found in Derbyshire. At its simplest, well dressing is the art of decorating springs and wells with pictures made from natural materials.

The best way to find out how we do this is to come along and watch us at work. We use dried materials, fresh leaves and flower petals and anything else that nature provides.

1st Whitwell Scout and Guide HQ, Recreation Ground, off Welbeck Street (S80 4TP)

Guide Prices

Admission free, donations gratefully accepted



  • Children welcome


  • Free Parking

Target Markets

  • Accepts groups

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Map & Directions

Road Directions

From North/South Leave M1 motorway at junction 30 and take A616 (signposted Worksop). At roundabout take 1st exit onto A619 (signposted Worksop). Follow road and pass Van Dyk Hotel on right. Continue on A619 for approx 1½ miles then turn right onto B6043 and follow road approx ½ mile to The Square in Whitwell. Turn left onto Hangar Hill and follow road into Welbeck Street and continue to a garage on right. HQ is behind garage down a drive just before garage on the Recreation Ground

From East Follow A619 from Worksop (towards Chesterfield). Pass Half Moon Inn on right. Continue on A619 for approx ¼ mile and turn left onto B6043, the follow route from North/South.

From West Take A619 from Chesterfield (towards Worksop). Pass through Brimington, Staveley and Barlborough. Continue on A619 and pass Van Dyk Hotel on right. Follow road for approx 1½ miles then turn right onto B6043, then follow route from North/South.

Public Transport Directions

Neares train station Whitwell

Bus 77 from Chesterfield town centre, twice per hour

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Saturday, 4th July 2020 - Saturday, 11th July 2020

Whitwell Well Dressing 2018Whitwell Well Dressing-CANCELLEDThis ancient custom is unique to Derbyshire. The 1st Whitwell Scout and Guide Group has been creating well dressings for over 50 years. Two wells are dressed. Blessing Service – Saturday 4 July 2020, 3pm at The Square (S80 4QR).
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