Not in every guidebook   4 comments

Not in every guidebook

Not to be confused with the Tasmanian village of Lower Crackpot, the village of Crackpot in Swaledale, North Yorkshire, England.

Unlike the Tasmanian village of Lower Crackpot, the village of Crackpot gets its name from joining together two very old words, though why someone would want to do that beats me?

The very old words are; the Old English name for a Crow and the Norse word for a deep hole, usually in a river bed.

The deep hole in question is Crackpot Cave, it’s located south of Crackpot in the elegantly named Scurvey Scar. The cave has a really good example of a column formed by a stalactite joining up with a stalagmite.

But the fun with place names doesn’t end with Scurvey Scar! Oh no! In order to get to see the wonderful stalactite/stalagmite column you have to negotiate the wonderfully named tricky and narrow path called the ‘Knee-wrecker Passage!’

About the Author

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The Cat is one of the most successful feline authors in the history of Catkind. His sharp elegant wit has produced the bestselling book ‘Getting Out – Excerpts from a Cat’s Diary’ and of course the much plagiarised gag of the same name which appears on all of the funniest joke sites on the internet. Happily soon ‘Getting Out – Excerpts from a Cat’s Diary’ will be available in China, aren’t the Chinese lucky!

Copies of the Cat’s masterpiece of feline literature ‘Getting Out – Excerpts from a Cat’s Diary’ and his latest wonderful book ‘The Cat’s Travelogue’ can be purchased at a bookstore near you or from the internet at and here for the Travelogue The Cat’s Travelogue Paperback Edition or at what The Cat calls his www – wickedly wonderful website here where you can not only learn more about me the genius Cat but also play my games they are all paw picked by me and have been described as “exactly what free on-line games should be, fun, free and fantastic.”


4 responses to “Not in every guidebook

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  1. Reminds me, when I visited Ireland years ago, the group I was with ate at a restaurant called Crackpots. They sold pottery as well as food.

    • Sounds like an interesting place. The Irish do have a nice sense of humour too so a restaurant that sells pottery is ideal.

      • It certainly was interesting. Good food, too.

      • It’s nice to enjoy a meal in a restaurant. I’ve been in the Czech Republic for nine years and could count the number of times I’ve had a good meal in a restaurant on one hand sadly. Czech food doesn’t help either it’s bland.

        Still my wife and I like cooking so we eat well at home.

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