Crackpot, North Yorkshire facts for kids
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Looking down into Swaledale from above Crackpot
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Crackpot is a village in Swaledale, North Yorkshire, England.
Its name derives from the Old English kraka (a crow) and the Viking word pot (usually a cavity or deep hole often in the bed of a river, but in Crackpot's case it refers to a rift in the limestone).
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.
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