Distance 4.4 miles (7.1 km) Duration 2:00 hrs Calories 750 (est)
Jane Austen – A walk from Chawton to Farringdon
“…and the plan is that we should all walk with her to drink tea at Faringdon”
Letter to Cassandra, 29 May 1811
Home to Jane Austen from 1809, the charming village of Chawton and the picturesque Hampshire landscape create a magical setting for this literary tour.
Sense and Sensibility, Pride and Prejudice, Mansfield Park and Emma were all published during Jane’s time in Chawton, with the local surroundings and her lifestyle reflected in these works.
The Jane Austen Literary walk visits Jane’s house, her brother Edward’s residence, Chawton House, St Nicholas Church (the final resting place of her sister Cassandra and her mother) and much more. Follow in Jane’s footsteps by visiting the nearby village of Farringdon, a route she would have taken to call on family friends.
Walk with Jane in the lovely setting of Chawton, enjoy its literary connections with this inspirational author on what will be undoubtedly a memorable day out.
Not sure you’re ready to go paper-free? Here’s the OS map covering the tour area:
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