Walker to visit Boston on epic Scotland to Italy journey


A Scotsman is walking 500 miles - plus about 1,000 more - on his epic journey from Fife to Rome.

Peter Skelly is set to visit Boston later today (Friday) on his way to the Italian capital to raise money for Alzheimer’s charities.

Having set out in October he is hoping to complete the distance by February next year.

As the crow flies, the journey is expected to be in the region of 1,500 miles.

He is doing all this to raise money for three charities helping those with Alzheimer’s Disease - an illness his mother was struck down with.

“By walking and camping from St Andrews to Rome this winter I hope to raise both funds and awareness for those caring for Dementia sufferers and for those researching both treatment, prevention and the cause of the condition,” said Peter, 46.

“I will be following long-distance footpaths through the UK, France, Switzerland and Italy camping almost all of the time.

“I expect I’ll be quite slow for first couple of weeks, then gradually increase my pace to around 30km a day, hopefully before I reach Dover.”

To support him visit his justgiving page at: www.justgiving.com/teams/imayrome