One of the best things about the adventures we’ve had outdoors taking photos is being able to explore the history of where we live. Occasionally we stumble across some amazing places and end up leaning a bit more about the places around us. This photo is taken in the grounds of a 15th Century Church, hidden by trees and not far from a main road. Most people would drive by and not even know it was there.
In the centre of the now ruined church is a large Oak tree. There is a myth that a witch with a wooden leg was buried alive and that the tree grew out of it, destroying the church. Either that or a squirrel simply forget where it buried its acorn after the church fell into disuse in the 17th Century.
Had we not found this place we wouldn’t know any of this and nor would you. I love finding out little bits of history, almost as much as sharing littlegem’s beautiful body. The vines and the height of the building make it so difficult to capture how impressive we found this place, it looked like something you’d find in an Indiana Jones movie or a Tomb Raider game.