Black Rocks Country Park, Cromford, Derbyshire, is an outcrop of sculpted gritstone rock which offers a spectacular situation above the Derwent Valley at Cromford.

The Lead Mining Museum at Matlock Bath, Derbyshire, is owned by the Peak District Mines Historical Society and is in the Pavilion Building alongside the River Derwent. They also run the nearby Temple Mine, where you can see what a lead mine was like.

Bonsall was used as a location in Shane Meadows' 2004 film Dead Man's Shoes.[citation needed]

The village is on the Limestone Way, at the head of its branch to Matlock. The village lies on the edge of the Peak District National Park, the border of which bisects the 'Uppertown' suburb. The approach to the village is via a 1:5 hill, which leads down to Via Gellia (now the A5012 road) and nearby Cromford. The road is called the Clatterway, or occasionally the Col du Bonsall.[citation needed]

The parish has a Church of England primary school.[6]

Bonsall is about 5 miles (8 km) from Matlock and about 18 miles (29 km) from Derby. Bonsall has a long history of lead mining, along with its neighbouring town of Wirksworth, probably going back to Roman times, and is recorded in the Domesday Book.

The community website is managed by Bonsall Parish Council with the aim of increasing access to public and community information to those who live in the village and as a service to businesses, societies, clubs and organisations in the village.

Ecclesbourne Valley Railway is a project to reopen the railway between Wirksworth and Duffield. This is staffed and run by volunteers, based at Wirksworth Station.

Parts of the parish church of Saint James the Apostle date from the 13th century, including the north side of the chancel and the arcade of the south aisle. The arcade of the north aisle is later and so is the Perpendicular Gothic tower. The outer walls of the church were rebuilt in 1861–62 under the direction of the Gothic Revival architect Ewan Christian.[3]

Robin Hood's Stride is a spectacular tor of gritstone rocks perched on a ridge between Harthill Moor and the Alport-Winster road in the Derbyshire Peak District.

Steeple Grange Light Railway lies just off the High Peak Trail, just below Middleton by Wirksworth. It runs narrow gauge trains on lines used to serve the former quarries.

Parish Council Chair: Mark Harris, Stepping Lodge, Bonsall  Tel 01629 820285

There is a market cross in the village centre that may date from the Middle Ages. The ball on top was added in 1671.[3] Bonsall applied for a market charter some three hundred years ago,[when?] but was rejected.[4]

Bonsall remains a working village that is involved in agriculture, heavy goods transport and a range of forms of information technology. However, most people in the village travel to cities such as Derby, Nottingham and Sheffield for work.[citation needed] The village supports two public houses, the Barley Mow[5] and the Kings Head.

For two years from October 2000, there were 19 sightings of UFOs in the area. On 5 October 2000, Sharon Rowlands photographed a circular object. The circular object showed a similarity to a circular object seen on the STS-75 Columbia Space Shuttle mission in early 1996.[8]

Stanton Moor, and the Nine Ladies stone circle, Derbyshire - a scenic area with many bronze age relics and burial mounds overlooking Stanton in Peak and the Wye and Derwent valleys.

The Manor House was built in about 1670 and the Kings Head public house was established in 1677.[3]

Masson Mills, Matlock Bath are Sir Richard Arkwright's masterpiece, a magnificent early 19th century mill. The mill has been converted into a shopping village, with exhibition and conference centre, but it also has a working textile museum.

Cromford Mill, Cromford, Derbyshire, was Richard Arkwright's first cotton mill and was one of the industrial revolution's most important symbols. This is where the revolution in the production of cotton began.

High Peak Junction is the former junction of the High Peak Railway and the Midland Railway, just south of Cromford

Here you can find all the information you need about the projects planned in Bonsall for the next four years.

Much of the content is directly updated by all those involved in the societies, clubs, organisations and businesses themselves. To submit an article or make an enquiry please contact Cath Rawas on 07964053129 or via [email protected]/* */

Bonsall Camp in Uppertown is a Christian youth camp, owned by the Christian Youth Foundation, a charity that runs several residential children's and youth weeks in the summer holidays. Camps have been run here for more than 60 years.[7] The Christian author Selwyn Hughes recalls in his biography the time he was sent home from the camp for bad behaviour.

Harboro Rocks are an edge of magnesian limestone near Brassington, offering rock climbing and fantastic scenery. Harboro Cave was inhabited from the Ice Age.

Heights of Abraham are a tourist centre with two show caves - Rutland Cavern and Great Masson Mine - plus a cable car and other attractions, above Matlock Bath, Derbyshire.

Bonsall Parish Council Responsible Finance Officer: Tony Payne - Tel 01629 822 311  Mobile 07941 358183


Wirksworth Church, Derbyshire, has important and impressive Saxon carvings. Betti the Mercian monk may have been buried here, as are the Gell family and Anthony Lowe

Clerk to Bonsall Parish Council: Catherine Rawas, Brocliffe Cottage, Uppertown, Bonsall.  Tel 01629 820 947 Email: [email protected]/* */

Attractions include the Annual "World Championship Hen Race" held annually in August at the Barley Mow public house. This event was run for the first time in 1992.

The National Stone Centre, Middleton by Wirksworth, Derbyshire, has geological displays, fossils, stone walling courses, panning for gems and other activities.

The High Peak Trail takes the line of the former Cromford and High Peak Railway betwen Parsley Hey and Cromford, in the Derbyshire Peak District.

Gulliver's Kingdom is a theme park for young families, in a situation overlooking Matlock Bath, Derbyshire.

Middleton Top is the last surviving winding engine from the now defunct Cromford and High Peak Railway, near Middleton by Wirksworth, Derbyshire Peak District.

The author will be signing copies of the book on November 3rd. Contact numbers: Matlock Library 01629 582480 Keith Taylor 01629 732622, mobile 07790575077

On Saturday November 3rd you are invited to the launch of a new local history book by local author Keith Taylor: “The Matlocks and District in the Second World war – a diary of events in Matlock, Matlock Bath and district 1935-1955.”

High Tor is a lofty limestone crag which towers over Matlock Bath, Derbyshire. There is a public park on top.

Bonsall is a village and civil parish in the Derbyshire Dales on the edge of the Peak District. The civil parish population was 775 at the 2001 Census, increasing to 803 at the 2011 Census and including Brightgate and Horse Dale.[clarification needed][2]