We are launching an exciting new project, a Virtual Walk around the World.

A virtual walk means we can walk practically anywhere and everywhere over land and oceans until we’ve walked all around the world spreading peace and kindness with our footsteps.

Walk as if you are kissing the Earth with your feet.” Thich Nhat Hanh

Footsteps for Peace.

The intention is to combine our desire for peace, through our footprints, with a dedicated action.

The full route will be published soon but we plan to start in London. We will be visiting various World Peace Flame Monuments throughout the world including: The Netherlands, India, Australia and Wales. We’ll complete back in London having walked 25,000 miles.

We will start the virtual walk at West Lodge School in London on 21st September 2020 (UN International Day of Peace). You can all enjoy complimentary virtual travel to get here – first class!

You can join the walk at any stage you would like to as it progresses. We ask that you download a set of footprints from the gallery below.

  1. Download and print the Footprint or Handprint Template
  2. In one footprint please write your wish for peace
  3. In the other footprint please write what you are personally going to do to help make that wish come true
  4. Email a photo of them to info@worldpeaceflame.co.uk and we will put a random selection online *

Your submitted set of footprints will count as 10 miles towards the 25,000 whether you actually walk the miles or not. You can choose to walk more if you wish and your miles will all be counted. You don’t have to count the number of footsteps you take, although this sounds like an amazing thing to do!

If you get sponsored for your walk, the details for making donations to our group Just Giving page can be found here:


Writing your commitment for what you are going to do is a fantastic way to really make yourself do it.  It is also wonderful to imagine the whole earth being bathed in the light of our love as we do this together, joined by thousands of others around the world.

If you have any questions, please email to

We are looking forward to receiving your footprints and starting our virtual walk around the world. Please invite as many friends as possible to join you.

Download the PDFs here:

Foot Print Template

Hand Print Template

Download the flyer to share with friends and schools:

Virtual Walk Poster


Uploading your photographs

If you are a school with multiple images to upload, rather than emailing as detailed above you may want to create a gallery instead.

  • To upload your photos to Google Photos, follow this link https://photos.google.com/.  
  • You may have to create an account using your email address.
  • There is a button saying ‘upload’, and then select the photos you would like. This will create an album that you’ll have the option to share and then email us the link.

“A Journey of 1,000 miles begins with a single step.”
Mahatma Gandhi

A Virtual Journey of 25,000 miles begins with a single Footprint for Peace!
Here is some inspiration from the children at Mahatma Gandhi’s Ashram in India.

This is the google photo link to all of the beautiful footprints done by these Indian children at Mahatma Gandhi’s Ashram in Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India, a place we will also visit.