Sacred in the Land: Seasonal Pilgrimages

Kate Bunney and Walking Water Team

Event Details

This event finished on 15 December 2019

  • Venue: Muddy Hollow Trail Parking Area
    Limantour Road/Muddy Hollow Trail, Point Reyes Station, CA, 94956, United States
  • Venue: Muddy Hollow Trail Parking Area
  • Cost: By donation for 12/15 walk (suggested donation $10-$50)

~In collaboration with Walking Water~

Join us for a series of four seasonal pilgrimages led by Walking Water co-founder, Kate Bunney and Walking Water team members. Participants will walk together for a day each season in Point Reyes National Seashore on a combination of the Muddy Hollow and Estero trails. The landscape offers diverse environments including forest, streams, coastal scrub, and chaparral, incredible views of the Estero and ocean, and even tule elk. With a distance of roughly 7 miles, it is a beautiful, mid-range walk with some strenuous elevations and descents—a perfect path for a journey through the four seasons.

On these walks, we will explore and practice the meaning of pilgrimage within the environmental, political and cultural contexts of our times. We will reclaim and redefine what it means to be on pilgrimage, and embody our collective and individual questions. Walking the same route each season—often in silence—supports self-reflection, witnessing and observation. The thread that guides us is our steps towards restoring our relations with land, fire, water and peoples. Group size is limited.

In the spirit of collaboration and partnership, Black Mountain Circle and Walking Water are offering the four seasonal walks by sliding scale (suggested donation of $10-$50 per walk) in March, June, September and December. Your contribution covers our basic costs and supports the ongoing work of Walking Water. No one will be turned away for lack of funds. We walk together from the place of mutual reciprocity and abundance, knowing we all will give and receive.

Seasonal Pilgrimage Walk Registration:


Cancellations: No refunds for cancellations made 7 days or less before December 8. Prior to 7 days before this event, there is a $10 processing fee per ticket for cancellations.

Health Questionnaire & Liability Release: For those joining us on your first Seasonal Pilgrimage, please fill out the Health Questionnaire and Liability Release forms and send them to Kate Bunney by Friday 12/6/19.  Please download:  Health-Questionnaire and Pilgrimage Walk Liability Release

Kate Bunney

Kate Bunney was born and raised in the UK. Surrounded by water on all sides, she learned to swim and sail as soon as she could. From an early age she witnessed many disparities in our human world and began searching for the places where change was happening, for the better. For 15 years, Kate lived in one of the most progressive communities in the world and focused on educational programs and consultancy for communities in conflict areas, fundraising, global networking, organizing and public relations. One of her main roles was organizing and walking Pilgrimage, through Israel and Palestine, Colombia and Europe, as a way of empowering social action and re-discovering our potential as agents of change. In 2012, Kate co-founded Walking Water, a pilgrimage with the water, as a way to inspire us to be in community, be in relation with the waters and the places we live, and ultimately to experience the huge potential we all have to create change. Kate has a degree with honors in Psychology and a Masters in Women’s Studies with focus on epistemology. She is a member of the Beyond Boundaries team, a Council carrier, and community consultant. In 2016, she joined the Weaving Earth team as a public relations officer and pilgrimage teacher.

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In 2019, Geography of Hope is expanding from a one-weekend event to a year-long series of gatherings, pilgrimages, film screenings, conversations and art exhibits that explore the theme of “The Sacred in the Land.”