Dress the Well

Well dressing - also known as well flowering - is a summer custom that is closely associated with the Peak District. It involves decorating wells and springs with flower petals and the custom is said to date back to the Black Death, when it was done to give thanks for the purity of the water.

During the August Bank Holiday weekend you can experience well dressing in the Peak District village of Eyam, a 20 minute drive from Losehill House.

From 24th to 27th August you can watch well dressers as they work to dress the well. The well dressers will draw out their designs and outline them with sweet Cecily seeds, before they colour them in with petals, leaves and seeds. The finished well dressing will be on display in the centre of the village from27th August to 3rd September.

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Well Dressing Under Construction at Eyam

Eyam Well Dressing