After almost two years when most of us were unable to walk along the via Francigena, and a time when we became more and more accustomed to doing things in the virtual world we opened 2022 with a virtual walk. This was an entirely new venture to us and something of an experiment.
We are immensely grateful to those who took part whether from the armchair or along summer or winter paths locally. It provided the opportunity for some happy memories and images to resurface as people shared on Facebook. Together we accumulated over 2600 km and by a happy coincidence that brought us from Canterbury to Rome and back to finish at the midpoint of Danilo's ferry crossing of the Po. A very symbolic place to finish, with one of our great friends. .
Forty three pilgrims joined us,and these were from the UK (26), USA (11), Canada (4), Australia, NZ, Portugal and Italy (1 each).
provided the online platform and were very patient and helpful with all our questions. We were happy to raise some funds for our work, which runs on a very tight budget but moreso at the chance to engage with our members and start the year as we hope to continue - walking or indeed cycling or even on horseback!
And we are happy to note that Ultrabritain is signed up to the One Percent for the Planet programme.