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Walking the Line: Into the Heart of Virginia

  • Highland, Bath Augusta, Nelson & Buckingham Counties Virginia (map)

Join us, as we will be 'WALKING THE LINE...into the Heart of Virginia!'

Saturday, June 17th - Sunday, July 2nd (1st Leg)
Monday July 3rd... (2nd Leg)

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

Everyone is welcome! The more the merrier! 

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, and must 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. 

Learn more at

Our partners at Seeds of Peace Collective will be supporting the walk by preparing three daily meals for all walkers, while our incredibly talented partners at ARTivism have produced an inspired video (, and are planning a community building Walking the Line Celebration Concert in downtown Staunton, on the middle weekend of the first two weeks of the walk; Friday June 23. 

RSVP & get FREE tickets here:

Two days later, as we head to Stuarts Draft, we'll join Friends Of Augustafor an afternoon of music and speakers at Seven Arrows Brewery 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 - message our Cville Rising page, email us at, or go to for more info & to sign-up to walk.

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

Note: Facebook will not allow an event to last longer than 2 weeks. The dates for the 16 days of the supported leg of the walk are: Saturday June 17 to Sunday July 2, 2017.

A second unsupported leg (strap your backpack on!) is planned to follow on from these 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.