Well Dressing

Just one of five wells dressed at Tissington each May - everyone made from thousands upon thousands of flower petals Just one of five wells dressed at Tissington each May – every one made from thousands upon thousands of flower petals.

The Peak District and Satffordshire Moorlands is famous for its Well Dressings which take place in the spring and summer months.  Local villagers make beautiful pictures out of petals and leaves inserted onto a big board covered with a local clay to make them stick.  These are placed by the village wells as a thank you for the wonderful water provided.  To learn more about the history of these festivals read our short blog on Well Dressing.

Most weeks in the season you will be able to visit one or more well dressings (and see them being crafted – this can take up to a week!). Often a local village fete occurs on the same weekend. Please call the Tourist Informaiton Office in Leek for details of dates and venues during your stay. Tel: 01538 483743 or VisitPeak District.com has this years dates on its website.  A guide to well dressing dates is also on our Year Round Calendar.

One of the two wells dressed at Hartington later in the summer One of the two wells dressed at Hartington later in the summer