Hi and welcome to my blog!
My name is Jonathan Dutton. I live with my wife Olivia and our two dogs (Islay and Puzzle) in Winterbourne Stoke, a small village in Wiltshire near Stonehenge. We live adjacent to St Peter’s church, which dates back over 900 years to the Norman era. I’m also the church treasurer and in charge of raising funds to help repair the church’s leaking roof and so ensure that it can remain open for regular worship as well as baptisms, weddings and funerals and also serve as a community hub for village activities.
I am embarking on a 1,500 mile walk from St Peter’s Winterbourne Stoke to St Peter’s Rome to help raise funds to repair the church roof and will be documenting my progress on this travel blog. My walk will take me via Salisbury to Winchester on the Clarendon Way, thence to Canterbury on the Pilgrims’ Way and across Europe to Rome following the Via Francigena, an ancient pilgrim route that dates back over a 1,000 years.