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Waterless pond and waterfall, Cracoe

Cracoe is a small village and civil parish in the West Riding of Yorkshire. It is situated near to Rylstone and about six miles south-west of Grassington. The civil parish originates as a township in the ancient parish of Burnsall parish. It has a post office under the Skipton area.[1]

Cracoe has an estimated population of 160 residents, measured at 178 in the 2011 census.[2] Cracoe is a village which is also situated near Rylstone beneath Barden Fell and the twin skyline landmarks of Rylstone Cross and Cracoe Pinnacle in the Yorkshire Dales.[3]

Evidence of an army training camp can be seen on the south-east edge of the village. The circular earthworks visible from Fell Lane are searchlight battery emplacements. The village is located five and a half miles north-west of Skipton. The name of the village can be seen as famous in geological circles - for the nearby Cracoe Reef Knolls, a series of limestone hills which are geological remnants of an ancient coral reef.

The parish also has a village hall.[4][5]

Cracoe was also the home of the original Calendar Girls, who raised money to support the Leukaemia Research Fund, by posing for a nude calendar.[6]

On 5 July 2014, the Tour de France Stage 1 from Leeds to Harrogate passed through the village.[7]


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