Into the Heart of Virginia

 Join us, on a one hundred and fifty mile pilgrimage into the beating heart of Virginia, along the proposed path of a fracked-gas pipeline (ACP).

June 17 to July 2 (1st Leg) - July 3/4 (2nd Leg starts) 

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Into the Heart of Virginia...

A celebratory walk along the proposed fracked-gas pipeline (ACP) path. See for yourself what is on the line - The rivers, forests, mountains, farms and homes that are in danger of irreversible destruction.

Starting in Highland County, we will follow as close as possible to the proposed path for 150 miles (1st leg) - Through Bath, Augusta and Nelson Co, and into the heart of Virginia; Buckingham County - the site of the proposed toxin-emitting Compression Station.

Our vision is for this to be a celebratory, peaceful walk of resistance, to share the stories of the communities and the beauty of the landscape that would be impacted, to raise awareness and help ensure that these ill-conceived plans do not come to fruition. 

Together we can, must, and will prevail.

There are many ways to get involved - full and partial walks, day hikes, events, sponsorship, and plenty of other ways to support the walkers if you aren't able to join the walk yourself! Just complete the survey to let us know how you want to be involved!

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 Celebraton Concert

The Seeds of Peace Collective will be supporting the walk by preparing three daily meals for all walkers, and our talented partners at ARTivism have created the beautiful video below, as well as a community Celebration Concert in downtown Staunton, on the middle weekend of the first two weeks of the walk; Friday June 23. 

Two days later, as we head to Stuarts Draft, we'll join Friends Of Augusta for their afternoon event in Waynesboro, on Sunday June 25. From there, having walked up and over the Blue Ridge and on through Nelson County, we'll arrive at Union Hill Baptist Church in Buckingham County, for a community celebration!

Contact us if you have questions or local information you would like to share: cvillerising@gmail.com.

COME WALK THE LINE WITH US...on this pilgrimage into the beating heart of Virginia.


The second unsupported leg (strap your backpack on!) is planned to follow on from the two supported (food supplied/prepared) weeks, which will continue to follow the proposed path on down to the VA-NC state line! More information to follow.

Sow 'Em On The Mountain

An invitation for you to join us, as we sow new seeds, new energies and better solutions for our land, our water, our air, and our children. Together we can reap, just what we choose to sow.

Create your own verse of Sow 'Em On The Mountain...

Send it to us via our Facebook page:

Join us at the Celebration Concert as we sing your verse and record part 2 of the video. RSVP and get your (free) tickets:  

Let us know if you plan to walk with us, via our Facebook event page: 

More videos on Facebook...

ACROSS THE COUNTIES (the details) 

5 counties, 150 miles, into the Heart of Virginia...


Day 1 (Sat 6/17) 4.3m + 2m - Road/Steep Trail (trail section optional) Walk from Little Valley Rd to Sam Snead Highway. Kick-Off Rally at Bratton Farm. Cross Jackson River & Hike over Little Mountain back to Little Valley (optional).


Day 2 (Sun 6/18) 7.4m - Steep Trail/Road Jack Mountain Little Valley to Burnsville Via Duncan Knob & Laurel Run Riverside Cabin & Evening Campfire

Day 3 (Mon 6/19) 10.7m - Road/Trail Indian Draft Road to Deerfield Valley Rd Via (part of) Shenandoah Mountain Trail  

Day 4 (Tue 6/20) 9.4m - Road Deerfield Valley Road to Deerfield (Night of Summer Solstice - 12.24am) Evening campfire


Day 5 (Wed 6/21) 10.8m - Road Deerfield to Braley Pond Rooftop deck Stargazing and campfire  

Day 6 (Thur 6/22) 10m - Road/Trail Braley Pond Rd to Hanky Mountain Highway via Dowell's Draft, Hanky Mountain & White Oak Draft Trails Rooftop deck stargazing and campfire  

Day 7 (Fri 6/23) 6.7m - Road Jennings Branch Rd to Churchville Celebration Concert in Downtown Staunton 6pm to 9pm - Reserve (Free) tickets HERE Camp right on proposed pipeline route

Day 8 (Sat 6/24) 9.2m - Road Swoope to Mint Spring (South West of Staunton) 

Day 9 (Sun 6/25) 7.3m - Road Stuarts Draft Hwy to Lyndhurst Rd Afternoon No Pipeline event at Seven Arrows Brewery, Waynesboro - Noon to 6pm

Day 10 (Mon 6/26) 6.3m - Road Lyndhurst Rd to Sherando Lake

The Rendezvous

Day 0 (Fri 6/16) optional Little Valley Road near Bolar, Bath County Gather with fellow walkers prior to starting the next morning


Day 11 (Tue 6/27) 10.6m - Steep Roads Sherando to Nellysford via Reid’s Gap/Blue Ridge Parkway  

Day 12 (Wed 6/28) 3m + 3m - Steep Trails Nellysford to Adial Then afternoon hike up Roberts Mountain to observe potential site of ‘Ridgetop Removal’ Evening Potluck & Campfire Gathering - 6:30 to 9:30pm  

Day 13 (Thur 6/29) 11m - Road Adial to Wheeler’s Cove Creekside camping and evening campfire  

Day 14 (Fri 6/30) 10.7m - Road Wheeler’s Cove to Shipman Evening Campfire  


Day 15 (Sat 7/1) 10m - Road Shipman to Yogaville via James River Crossing at Wingina Bridge Dinner & Evening Satsang invitation to walkers by Yogaville Community  

Day 16 (Sun 7/2) 7.6m - Road Early morning walk to Union Hill Church for 10am Service, Community Celebration & Ceremony upon completion of the Walk into the Heart of Virginia, to proposed site of compressor station.

On to North Carolina

The second unsupported leg of the Walk (backpacks required!) will start on 7/3 or 7/4, from Union Hill in Buckingham County, check back for further details!

What you will need: A good pair of walking shoes/boots, a tent and sleeping bag if you plan to camp with us, a day pack to carry snacks/water/supplies, enough suitable clothing for the days that you plan to walk (and a bag to store them in!), and any other supplies/equipment you might want to bring.  

What will be supplied: Three meals a day prepared by Seeds of Peace ($10 per day/per walker suggested donation), your tent & equipment transported for you, overnight camping on landowner's property, guided hiking on trail sections, first aid trained group member, transport back to your vehicle if you are day hiking only.  

Note: You do not need to camp with us, as you can join us just for a day (or many days). You can supply your own food if desired, or complement what is prepared.  


We'll see you in Bath County - as we rendezvous on Friday June 16!



The heart of Virginia is calling...

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