This ancient custom is only found in Derbyshire. In Holymoorside 3 wells are dressed. The Holymoorside well dressers use whole flower heads to dress their wells rather than flower petals. At night the wells are illuminated using floodlights. Photographs and a very informative book are available at the well.
Main Well is sited in a stone structure next to Cotton Mill Hill, across from the Recreation Ground (near the Bull's Head pub).
Childrens' wells sited beside the main well.
Thursday 21 August 2014, 7 pm at the wells (S42 7EJ)
Nearest Visitor Information Centre
Chesterfield (Tel: 01246 345777/8)
|Fri 22 Aug - Thu 4 Sep 2014||09:00 to 23:00|
Donations gratefully accepted.
|Mon 5 - Sun 11 May||Newborough Well Dressing at Newborough|
|Sat 10 - Wed 14 May||Waingroves Well Dressing at Waingroves|
|Thu 15 - Fri 16 May||Swanwick Well Dressing at Swanwick|
|Thu 15 - Fri 16 May||Swanwick Well Dressing under Construction at Swanwick|
|Sat 17 - Mon 19 May||Etwall Well Dressing at Etwall|
|Sun 18 - Fri 23 May||Middleton by Youlgrave Well under Construction at Middleton by Youlgreave|
SK 384711 53.23554 -1.42613
Leave M1 motorway at junction 29 and take A617 to Chesterfield (approx 4 miles). At traffic light controlled roundabout select left lane and take 3rd exit. Keep in left lane and at next roundabout take 1st exit (continuous lane). At traffic lights select middle lane and go straight on. At traffic light controlled roundabout (Matalan) take 2nd exit (A619). At next roundabout (Morrison's) select right hand lane and take 2nd exit (A619). Follow road for approx ½ mile and at traffic lights select left lane and go straight on (A619). Follow A619 for approx 1½ miles into 'national speed limit' zone and take next left turn signposted Holymoorside. Follow road for approx 1 mile into village.
Follow A617 to M1 motorway junction, then follow route from North/South.
Follow A619 towards Chesterfield. Pass Robin Hood pub on left and Highwayman Pub on right. Descend hill (road splits into 3 lanes). Pass petrol station on left and take next right signposted Holymoorside. Follow road for approx 1 mile into village.
: 4 miles from Chesterfield station