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?


Leah · 12 May 2017 at 15:34

Leave it to the UK! Love the place names you lot have.

If I’m ever looking for a name for my place, I could draw some inspiration from this. I think Crackpot Cottage has a certain ring to it.

All of the stone buildings make me swoon.

    HMB · 20 May 2017 at 17:21

    I’m now on the lookout for more names! I’ll keep you posted!

paulfraser11 · 10 May 2017 at 19:37

haha! well, I never knew this Helen, great pictures and great find 🙂

    HMB · 10 May 2017 at 19:40

    I think I’d blend in rather well in Crackpot village Thank you as always for your comments.

Laurie Graves · 10 May 2017 at 13:18

Thanks for the shout-out, Helen! I do appreciate it. As for Crackpot—and not once but with several variations—well, it doesn’t get much better. Keep those names coming!

    HMB · 10 May 2017 at 13:23

    I’ll see what I can do! We’re off tomorrow to Valletta,capital of the island of Malta in the Mediterranean. Camera batteries fully charged! Though still to pack

      Laurie Graves · 10 May 2017 at 13:43

      Bon voyage! Looking forward to seeing your pictures.

bushboy · 10 May 2017 at 12:51

A crackpot with lovely photos 😀

    HMB · 10 May 2017 at 13:12

    Thank you. I’m pleased you like them.

Olga · 9 May 2017 at 23:29

Love the name Crackpot. Brought a smile to my face. I went to Google and viewed Crackpot Moor. It looks quite lovely.

    HMB · 10 May 2017 at 08:01

    Thanks Olga. It is a beautiful area. I’m glad you think so too.

Emilio Pasquale · 9 May 2017 at 21:47

I have enough problems without living in a place called Crackpot! But it does look nice. 🙂

    HMB · 9 May 2017 at 22:02

    In my imagination there would be no problems in Crackpot. I’m sure the reality is different though. I know that they get harsh winters.

      simonjkyte · 19 July 2017 at 15:12

      and they get HGV traffic directed there by GPS!

        HMB · 19 July 2017 at 15:13

        HMB · 19 July 2017 at 15:14

        Oh dear!

          simonjkyte · 19 July 2017 at 15:15

          a serious problem
          has some amazing views up there

          HMB · 19 July 2017 at 15:16

          It is a beautiful part of the world

          simonjkyte · 19 July 2017 at 15:18

          a branch of my ancestors moved across the Pennines from Blades, melbecks moor

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