This unique colourful ceremony, not seen anywhere else in the country, and thought to have connections back to Celtic times, happens every year in Castleton. On Oak Apple Day – the 29th May a King and Consort ride around the village followed by the village band and dancing girls – but that’s just the overview. Royal connections, Morris men background, a mayday Maypole and cenotaph service, discover for yourself what goes on and see the ceremony in full colour pictures.
Ellen Outram – Blue Badge Tourist Guide
Hello, I’m Ellen, and I am proud to say I am passionate about the Peak District area, where I have lived and worked all of my life. I have had the pleasure of showing many people around the area and can honestly say they are never disappointed. From journalists to film crews, coach passengers to evening talks, opening the door to this special area is always a delightful pleasure.