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Known as The Buttertubs, these potholes can be found near Thwaite on the B6270. They are known as the Buttertubs because farmers going to market lowered their butter into the holes to keep it cool. Thwaite is in Wensleydale, which is the largest of the dales, which is famous for its lovely cheese. In the last years it has also become very well known because of the James Herriot books and television series.

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  • Written May 12, 2003
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