Bingley Five Rise Locks, one of the Seven Wonders of the Waterways and only a short distance along the canal from Gallows Bridge.
Bingley Five Rise Locks are the steepest flight of locks in the UK, rising 60 feet over a distance of 320 feet. Bingley Three Rise Locks are located just a few hundred yards downstream. Because of the complications of working a staircase lock, a full-time lock keeper is employed, and the locks are padlocked out of hours.
The locks, opened in 1774, are a Grade 1 listed structure and have been awarded a Red Wheel plaque by the Transport Trust. They were designed by John Longbotham of Halifax and built by four local stonemasons: John Sugden of Wilsden and Barnabus Morvil, Jonathan Farrar and William Wild of Bingley.
They represent a remarkable feat of engineering still in daily use over twoo hundred years later.
Other nearby places of interest include Shipley Glen Tramway, Bradford Industrial Museum, Haworth and East Riddlesden Hall.