Barlow Well Dressing

Type:Culture/Heritage

Hackney Lane, Barlow, Dronfield, Derbyshire, S18 7SJ

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Barlow Small Welldressing 2019

About

This ancient custom is all but unique to Derbyshire. It's the art of decorating wells and springs with pictures made using only natural materials. Barlow is unusual in that whole flowers rather than individual petals are used in the creation of their Well Dressings. This works because the Wells in Barlow are very large so using individual petals would be very time consuming!

Well Locations:
Main well, Hackney Lane, opposite Peacock Pub (S18 7TD)
Outside Village Hall on Millcross Lane (S18 7TA)
Valley Road, across road from Tickled Trout (S18 7SG)

 

Guide Prices

Admission free, donations gratefully accepted.

Directions

Road Directions

From North/South Leave M1 at junction 29 and take A617 to Chesterfield (approx 4 miles). At traffic light controlled roundabout select middle lane and take 3rd exit. At next roundabout select right lane and take 2nd exit. Keep in right hand lane and go straight on through traffic lights and round Crooked Spire Church. Select right hand lane. At traffic lights go straight on. Keep to right hand lane as approach large roundabout with car park in middle. Follow signs to Sheffield round the roundabout. At mini roundabout take 1st exit (B6051, Newbold Road). Follow road (going straight on at all mini roundabouts) to traffic lights. Select right lane and go straight on. Follow road for approx 2½ miles to Barlow. First well dressing opposite the Peacock Pub.

From East Take A617 to Chesterfield then follow route from North/South.

From West Follow A619 to Chesterfield. At traffic light controlled roundabout (Matalan) select middle lane and take 2nd exit, turning left onto Rutland Road. Select right hand lane and turn right at traffic lights. Follow road straight on through traffic lights. At roundabout select left lane and take 2nd exit. At mini roundabout take 1st exit (B6051, Newbold Road), then follow route from North/South.

Public Transport Directions

Nearest train station Chesterfield 3½ miles

Bus number 16 from Chesterfield town centre, one per hour (limited Sunday service)

Facilities

Accessibility

  • Disabled Accessibility - All wells in Barlow are on the Main Road.

Catering

  • On-Site cafe/restaurant/catering - The Peacock at Barlow and the Tickled Trout pubs
  • Refreshments Available

Children & Infants

  • Accept children all ages

Establishment Features

  • Cater for groups
  • Dogs Accepted
  • Gift shop

Parking & Transport

  • Parking (free) - On street parking only.

TripAdvisor

Opening Times

Season (17 Aug 2022 - 23 Aug 2022)
DayTimes
Monday - Sunday09:00 - 22:00

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