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The view from Crackpot Hall, in the Yorkshire Dales.

Crackpot Hall lies about a mile east of, and above, the tiny village of Keld in Swaledale.

The current ruin is of a farmhouse dating from the mid 18th century. It was an impressive two-storey building with a slate roof and matching "shippons" or cow sheds at each end for animals. The building may also have been used as mine offices, as intensive lead mining was carried out in the area.

The name Crackpot is said to be Viking for "a deep hole or chasm that is a haunt of crows".

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Re: Crackpot

Nicely captured, and thanks for the notes; calling someone a crackpot won't have quite the same feel to it anymore!

I miss walking in the English (British) countryside. This is a nice perspective, and makes me wonder how wonderful it would be to wakr up with that view every morning!

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Thanks David. As I was saying before the electricity tripped, it was a long slow plod up there due to the uncharacteristic heat, but well worth it.
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Re: Crackpot

That's a great camera angle you've chosen, Stephen with a glimpse of the Dales beyond.

+ In view of the meaning of the Viking name, how about shopping in a few crows !
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Thanks Mark. I'm surprised there were none in the shot - there were plenty about!
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I really like the composition of this one!
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Re: Crackpot

Thanks Marcia. I took quite a few "conventional" view shots, but somehow prefer this "peek".
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