Shipley is further down Airedale, beyond Keighley and Bingley and it joins almost seamlessly to Saltaire and Bradford as the river flows on its eastward journey. Shipley Glen has a rich history, a tramway operates to lift the weary traveller from the valley floor, opened in 1895 and subject to technological and beaurocratic changes through the years, more details can be found at:-
A fairgound operated for many years too, after a long week in the textile mills for which the area is famous there must have been much relaxation in kicking off the clogs and packing a picnic to be shared here. A deep woodlined gorge with a clear tinkling stream in the bottom and paths in every direction is hard to beat.
If you walk in woodland and are not a bird enthusiast you may occasionally spot movement on a tree trunk only to find when you look more closely that there was nothing there...that is likely to be a treecreeper. In the first shot here it can be seen fairly clearly, in the second one I thought I had missed it until I examined the photograph more closely on the computer.