I told you earlier that I stayed longer in Silsden than I had for years. This allowed me to wander more during the second week. While discovering what remained of Bluebell Wood, I discovered a track marked for wanderers/walkers and returned to it.
It led to the canal which runs near the bottom of the valley. The canal was dug to transport raw materials to Leeds and finished goods to Liverpool. Now a few canal boats take tourists to places unknown. The days of industrial production are over but the canal remains.
I walked along one bank towards the bridge leading to the centre of Silsden. Here you can see some photos of the canal and sights along the valley.
Many people say it looks very nice, quiet, rural. Yes, but not the place for me at 16 when I was happy to pack my bag and escape!