CRACKPOT CAVE

Swaledale

Crackpot Cave is an interesting trip, suitable for novice cavers. Situated in Swaledale, Crackpot Cave is well away from the main caving areas of the Yorkshire Dales.

The Main Entrance, now impassible

The Kneewrecker Entrance

The Main Entrance to Crackpot Cave is now collapsed and is impassible but access to the 1/3 mile (550 metres) of passage can be gained through the Kneewrecker Entrance.

Crackpot Cave contains many fine formations

The Column

The Cave contains many fine formations and the highlight of the trip is the stalactite column in the Column Chamber.