Welcome to Bonsall Arts Trail 2022 located in the beautiful peak district village of Bonsall. Our curated arts trail features work from over 70 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.
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.
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 and Nethergreen House (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 bus map)
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 (available in a couple of weeks) 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
There is a small village shop and tea rooms located near the Green, and a range of food and drink will be available on the Green. The excellent Barley Mow pub will be open all day Saturday and Sunday, serving excellent food and local ales, and the King’s Head will be open all day Sunday. There will also be food and drink at the Church and other venues to be confirmed. Do also visit the excellent Vintro Bar Mobile horsebox bar located in The Rectory driveway, adjacent to the garden. Local gins and cocktails, plus a range of other drinks, will be available to be enjoyed at this beautiful location.
To be confirmed – music on the Green and all day at the Barley Mow
Toilets are located:
Opposite the village hall
Barley Mow public house
St James Church
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.
There will be a children’s treasure hunt around the centre of the village (details to follow).
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.