Chawton (Jane Austen's House)

Meet at West Town car park next to Station Road to car share at 9am (it will take most of an hour to get to Chawton).

We'll then meet in the free public car park in Chawton, opposite Jane Austen's House. Postcode GU34 1SB, grid ref. SU708375. We aim to start walking at 10am.

We'll be following a route originally planned by Sue (Jorj) Boulton and it gives us an opportunity to remember her as we walk. Her description of the walk was:

The circular walk has a few gentle slopes at the beginning and there are 6 stiles. These stiles are pretty user-friendly in that once you have climbed onto the first step you don't have to get your leg-over very high. It has a lot of good shelter in the event of bad weather.

There are some lovely cottages and buildings on the route and a fascinating folly opposite the Church in Upper Farringdon. Most of the route is on footpaths though we have to walk a few country lanes in the villages.

Catering plans will appear here closer to the time.

Her route is:

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