Is there really a place called Crackpot? YES! There is!

Crackpot !

The Yorkshire Dales does have beautiful villages with wonderful names.

And, no I haven’t made it up. It is in Swaledale. Here it is on the map:

Crackpot Map Yorkshire Dales village

Crackpot ©Philip’s Navigator Road Atlas


It’s easy to find. You just follow the sign:

Crackpot village road sign Yorkshire Dales

All Crackpots This Way ©HelenBushe


It’s a tiny village with a few cottages and some barns:

A Barn in Crackpot village Yorkshire Dales iPhoneography

A Barn in Crackpot ©HelenBushe


Crackpot barn tumbledown milk churns Yorkshire Dales humour hamlet village iPhoneography

A Milk Churn in a Window ©HelenBushe


A Crackpot Ruin village hamlet Yorkshire Dales

Cottage with a Ruin in the Garden ©HelenBushe


There is a cottage for sale in the village called Crackpot Cottage ……… though in a Crackpot kind of way, this is NOT it:

Crackpot House Yorkshire Dales humour hamlet village iPhoneography

A Crackpot Dwelling ©HelenBushe


Some Crackpot Sheep:

A Crackpot View village landscape Yorkshire Dales sheep

Crackpot Sheep ©HelenBushe


A Crackpot View:

An Open Gate Crackpot village Yorkshire Dales tourism field landscape

A Crackpot View ©HelenBushe


Click here for a link to the cottage for sale in Crackpot.

Click here for a link to Crackpot Hall, a marvellous ruin I didn’t know existed but found when writing this post.

One final gem; this time from Wikipedia:

Crackpot Cave is located south of Crackpot in Scurvey Scar. It contains a fine example of a column – where a stalactite has joined up with its stalagmite. To get to it you have to pass along the aptly named Knee-wrecker Passage.Wikipedia


I dedicate this post to Fellow-Crackpots everywhere.

With special thanks to my blogging friend Laurie Graves across the pond in Maine who encourages me in my quest for quirkiness.

Laurie’s writes a great blog called Notes From The Hinterland. She writes about nature, food, the environment, home, family, community, and people. Why not pay her  a visit?

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