A 4.5-mile circular walk in the heart of Jane Austen country. Start at Jane Austen's House in Chawton and follow in her footsteps across fields and through the village of Farringdon. Jane was inspired by this beautiful countryside to write and revise all her novels.
Jane Austen spent the last eight years of her life in Chawton, from 1809 until 1817. The 17th century house, now Jane Austen’s House Museum, is open to the public. Here, where she lived with her mother and sister, Cassandra, and their friend Martha Lloyd, Jane wrote or revised her six great novels.
If you wish to learn more about Jane Austen's life, walking this route is a must. Follow in her footsteps across fields and through the village of Farringdon. Jane was inspired by this beautiful countryside to write and revise all her novels.
Distance: 4.5 miles
Chawton is one mile southwest of Alton, signposted off the roundabout at the junction of the A31 Winchester Road with the A32 Fareham Road.
Car parking: Parking is available in Chawton village.
Rail: Alton Station is the closes station but from here you will need to get a taxi or walk to the start of this walk.
Bus: pick up the service from Alton Station to Alton Buttsthen, the a 12 minute walk down Winchester Road to Chawton village.
Places of interest: Jane Austen’s House Museum, Chawton House Library, St. Nicholas’ Church, Chawton and All Saints’ Church, Farringdon.
Places to eat: Cassandra’s Cup, The Greyfriar, The Rose and Crown at Upper Farringdon is passed on route, The Golden Pheasant at Lower Farringdon is a short detour.
The route can been downloaded below (PDF).
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