Tissington Well dressing
Thursday evening adventure walk to Tissington to see the well dressings.
Well dressing is an ancient Christian custom with its origins lost in the mists of time; what is certain is that it is a thanksgiving for a supply of clean water and that it is most prevalent in the Peak District and surrounding area. The dressings themselves are beautifully crafted pictures made from flower petals and other natural materials pressed into clay on frames; they take many hours to make and in some places visitors can watch them being crafted. When the Dressings are finished they are set up at wells and springs to decorate them and in some cases there will be events through the short display season. Tissington’s Dressings are erected on the Eve of Ascension Day and a special service takes place on Ascension Day morning itself at the parish church , followed by a procession around the village in which each of the wells are blessed in turn. The dressings stay in place for a week and are taken down on the Wednesday evening following Ascension Day.

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May 2019

We did it again ....The Leaden Boot Challenge, 26.2 miles, 5800ft ascent.

This year the weather was good, also the ground was dry. This was good walking weather, with good results.

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On the 7th of December we all met in Tissington for our annual Christmas walk. We joined up with Sam's groups from Coreconcept and did a two mile walk around Tissington. Afterwards to the pub for a nice Christmas lunch. In total 73 people turned up with a good turn out from our walking groups. Below some photos