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Well dressing is a tradition of decorating well, springs and other water sources with designs decorated and created from flower petals.  Many villages in the Derbyshire and Staffordshire Peak District have their own well dressing celebrations often coupled with carnivals and other events.  The well dressings are usually held in the summer months from May through to September.  A few dates are given below of villages and towns closer to Riverside House holdiay cottage and www.welldressing.com has an extensive listing.

Tissington 9-14 May

Ashford in the Water 25 May - 2 June

Monyash 25 May - 3 June

Cressbrook 8-15 June

Litton 22-29 June

Hope 22-30 June 

Over Haddon 22-30 June

Tideswell 22-30 June

Bakewell 29 June - 7 July

Hathersage 6-13 July

Buxton 7-15 July

Eyam 24-31 August 

Foolow 24 August - 1 September

Chatsworth Country Fair and well dressing 30 August - 1 September

Chesterfield 7-14 September

Hartington 14-22 September


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