Trail Info

Welcome to Bonsall Arts Trail 2022 located in the beautiful peak district village of Bonsall. Our curated arts trail features work from over 85 artists from Derbyshire and the surrounding counties, exhibiting in a number of public and private venues throughout the village. The ‘centre’ of the festival is on the Green, next to the fountain. Look out for our marquee and other stalls on the green.
PLEASE DO keep checking back on this webpage as it is updated daily and contains the latest Trail information.
Finding Us
Bonsall is on the edge of the beautiful Peak District National Park just 4 miles from Matlock (and roughly midway between Sheffield and Derby). The postcode for the village is DE4 2AA, however if driving please aim for the free park and ride at DE4 2AJ.
Opening Times
The Trail is open from 10:00 am – 4pm on both Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th June.
Entry to the Trail is by Programme, for sale at the Park & Ride, Nethergreen House and the Village Green (see map). Entry is £5 each for adults, free for children. Please show your programme as proof of payment when visiting the venues.
Parking/ Park & Ride
Please avoid parking in the village as we want to maintain our excellent relationship with the community. There is free Park & Ride at the foot of the village at Via Gellia Mills (DE4 2AJ). There are 2 free buses that will be continually circulating through the village on slightly different routes (see below).
Free Buses
Sponsored by Longcliffe Calcium Carbonates.
You can still ride even if you didn’t park! Bus routes are on the Map and Venue Page. Hop onto one of our buses whenever you like. There are two overlapping routes (Pink and Green). Numbers on the map show the bus stops for the routes. Take the bus along to visit the unique Tufa cottage, or why not stay on the pink bus for a scenic tour around Upper Town. You could get off at Hollies Farm Plant Centre then make your way down the dale, taking the paths back into the village, taking in some of the magnificent views.
Public Transport
The nearest rail station is Cromford, and there are buses 2 hourly from Cromford village to Bonsall each way on Saturday. There is no public transport on Sunday, however the local taxis (call) are inexpensive. The timetables for bus and train may be found here.
Please see the detailed map on the Map and Venues page for venue locations. Artists will be exhibiting in both public buildings and private homes around Bonsall. Many of these are of great historical interest. Balloons and numbers indicate the venues.
Food & Drink
No-one goes hungry or thirsty at the Bonsall Arts Trail!
The Green (venue 7)
Tipsy Trotter (gourmet burgers and sausages, teas and coffees, breakfast fare) all very tasty!
8am to 5pm both days
Karke Lebanese Street Food – (plant based- yum).
8am – 5pm both days
Party Bar craft ales, wines and shots, prosecco on tap! Can order by QR code
12 – 8pm Sat. 12 – 6pm Sun.
The Rectory (venue 18)
Dosa Love (vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free indian street food) yummy indian savoury curry filled pancakes – perfect any time or with a G&T from Vintro bar at the same location
10am – 5pm both days, but if you fancy an earlier cup of delicious Chai tea then Sam will provide
Vintro Bar – beautiful vintage horse box bar, artisan and local gins, spirits cocktails and soft drinks
12 – 5pm both days
The Pubs
The Barley Mow – fantastic pub, great selection of ciders, beers and soft drinks, fantastic food and a ‘must do stop’ From 12pm till late, both days
The Kings Head – family run historic inn. Batemans real ales, home cooked food and a hidden beer garden
Sat. open 4 – 11pm, Sun. 12-11pm
St James Church (venue 15)
Selection of gorgeous homemade cakes, soups, cobs, teas and coffees with gluten-free and vegan options. Great venue to have a sit down and relax
12 – 3pm both days
Artisan food on the Green
Cromford Mill Cheese Shop – artisan local cheeses, chutneys and more, Sun. 10am – 4pm
Cascades Gardens (venue 5)
Offers tea, coffee, cold drinks and homemade cake
Tufa Cottage (venue 2)
Tea, coffee and cake, 10am – 4pm Sat. & Sun.
Woodside Café
Near the park and ride – open mornings for traditional breakfast (plenty of parking by the café).

Codger, a Derbyshire acoustic two piece band, are playing between 2pm and 4pm on the Green (venue 7) on Saturday. Fantastically good and if you’ve seen them before you’ll know your ears are in for a treat!
There will be bands at the Barley Mow during the weekend, and the acclaimed Ukelele Band will be playing at the Church from 1-2pm on Sunday.
Opposite the village hall
Barley Mow public house
St James Church
Bonsall School
Many venues will allow the use of toilets
We are aiming for the Trail, the artists and the food vendors to accept card payments, however we would recommend bringing along some old-fashioned cash. There is no ATM in the village (closest are Wirksworth & Matlock), and no cashback in the village.
Saturday Treasure Hunt
There will be an art-themed  treasure hunt for everyone around the centre of the village. Pick up your clue sheet when you buy your entry programme. Find the T’owd men located close to the venues, note down the word on the t’owd man, then re-arrange the words into a well known quotation from a famous artist. Hand in your completed entry at HQ on the Green (venue 7). First correct answer out of the bag wins £10.
Public vote artists display competition
The Turners Prize (kindly donated by Turners Arts Supplies) is awarded to the artist judged by the public (you!) to have the best display. There is a voting slip in the programme. Please do vote and pop your slip into the voting box within the main marquee by 3pm on Sunday 19th June.