One agnostic went on a excursion that tested his sentiment. Or the lack of them. Recently, Gawan Mac Greigair has bought an Ordnance Survey( national mapping organization in the United kingdom government) hiking map, and find a place of worship emblem in the “middle of bloody nowhere.” “It’s 4cm to 1 mile, so it’s the right scale to be able to include symbols for intriguing things in the landscape, including historic monuments, ancient earthworks, places of adore and so on, ” Gawan told Bored Panda . Pondering what that particular one actually was, he decided to see for himself.
“I happened to have a free afternoon on that day, and there was heavy cloud blanketing the highest level of the North Downs all day, ” he said. “I couldn’t defy the chance of an otherworldly walk in mist.”
“The North Downs is a range of chalk mounds in Kent( which give the White Cliffs of Dover their whiteness)- it’s classed as’ Ancient Countryside’, and it is full of secretive nooks and crannies, and has a long history. I had seen this symbol on the map before and it had intrigued me because it seemed unusual that a place of worship would be located quite far from any village and that it would be right on the leading edge of a woodland.”
Gawan doesn’t consider himself a adherent in heaven. The human, however, still acknowledges places where other forms of reality become tangible, where past and present interlace. “This place is certainly one, helped by the apparent unite of this ancient human arrangement with the woodland mobbing close.”
“The most memorable proportion was the moment when- after believing I had lost my route in the timber- I was approaching where the symbol on the map seemed to suggest the place of worship ought to be. I was straining to find it through the fog, which was difficult given that I didn’t know whether to look for a ruining, a heap of stones or an actual church. I guess I gasped at the moment when I realise I was seeming straight at it.” Scroll down to join Gawan on his unforgettable journey and follow in his footsteps!