Bonsall is about 18 miles away from home and is recorded in the Domesday Book.

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, Approaching the village is done via a 1:5 hill, which leads down to Via Gellia and nearby Cromford.

Parts of the Church of England parish church of Saint James the Apostle date from the 13th century. There is a market cross in the village centre that may date from the Middle Ages.

Attractions include the Annual "World Championship Hen Race" held annually on the first Saturday of August at the Barley Mow public house. This year it will be held on  – 4th August. All welcome.