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:
It’s easy to find. You just follow the sign:
It’s a tiny village with a few cottages and some barns:
There is a cottage for sale in the village called Crackpot Cottage ……… though in a Crackpot kind of way, this is NOT it:
Some Crackpot Sheep:
A Crackpot View:
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
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
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