Pictures from a mid-week holiday in the Derbyshire village of Bonsall, here from a visit to the National Tramway Museum in the nearby village of Crich.

Repair shop at Crich.

The High Peak Trail near the High Peak Junction terminus. The trail follows the route of the former Cromford and High Peak railway.


The rambling Scarthin Books in Cromford, complete with quirky vegetarian cafe. In 2015 the bookshop resorted to crowdfunding to raise the £10,000 cost of structural reinforcement to stop the building giving way under the weight of 100,000 books!

Signal at Darley Dale station on the Peak Rail heritage line.

In Dovedale on a walk involving the Tissington Trail, along the route of the former Ashbourne line.

Cromford wharf, at the end of the Cromford canal.


(L) Stained glass in the parish church of Bonsall. (R) “Fountain” at Bonsall.


The holiday cottage “Witchnest” was rather overladen with stuff, but as long as somebody else was doing the dusting…