253 Tissington

Well dressing, when Tissington's six wells are smothered in flower petals, now marks Ascension Day, but it was the pagans who started it. After all Flower Power is a great idea for Christians as well as Celtic water worshipers. And the village, with its cottages, grand hall, and Norman church, beside a little brook, is the perfect setting. Then returning along the Tissington Trail, where once the embankments were burnt black by the trains, the cowslips and orchids are another festival of flowers.

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LOCATION: South Peak District
START: A515, Alsop Station car park Grid ref: SK155549 Postcode: DE6 1QP

DISTANCE: 6.5 miles
TIME: 3.5 hours
MAP: Outdoor Leisure - White Peak Landranger 119
REFRESHMENTS: Herberts Old Coach House
EN ROUTE: Dovedale, Hanson Grange

This walk was originally published by
The Manchester Evening News

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