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crackpot

Crackpot, North Yorkshire

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 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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