London and Rome, two of Europe’s great cities. Linked by a network of ancient roads that span a distance of over 2,000 kilometers. And in the summer of 2019 I’ll be walking them.
My journey from London to Rome will follow the route that was travelled by pilgrims in the Middle Ages. I’ll cross the English Channel, go up and over the Alps, walking through four countries en route to the Eternal City.
It will be a journey of discovery and a journey into my Italian heritage. But most importantly it will be a journey that raises awareness about mental health and money for the mental health charity Mind. And I hope it’s a journey you will join me on.
You can read more about why I’m walking to Rome here.
The latest from the road
La Storta to Rome
Setting foot in the Eternal City
12 kms – 1 day
Not everything in life goes to plan. As I made my way towards La Storta, my final stopping place before Rome, I had visions of a peaceful night in one of the town’s monasteries, reflecting on the 2,172 kilometres and 102 days that were behind me, and preparing myself for the 18 kilometres that lay ahead the following day. But when I knocked on the monastery door I was turned away. There was no room at the inn. Read more.
I’m walking from London to Rome to raise money for the mental health charity Mind. You can find out more about Mind and their work here. But if you’d like to cut to the chase and make a donation, please click below.