Chawton Village Walk: Halloween SpecialJoin us for a delightful literary ramble around Chawton, the charming country village where Jane Austen lived and wrote. As Halloween approaches, this special walk will have a spooky Gothic twist!
Sunday 30 October
12:00pm — 1:00pm
‘The storm still raged, and various were the noises, more terrific even than the wind, which struck at intervals on her startled ear. The very curtains of her bed seemed at one moment in motion, and at another the lock of her door was agitated, as if by the attempt of somebody to enter. Hollow murmurs seemed to creep along the gallery, and more than once her blood was chilled by the sound of distant moans.’
This fun, relaxed guided walk will take you back in time, to discover the village Jane Austen knew and loved. Walk in Jane’s footsteps and learn about her love of nature, village life, houses and views she knew, and the importance of village life in shaping her writing.
Throughout the walk, short readings from Austen’s letters and novels will bring her world to life.
After your walk, why not explore the House itself or enjoy a well-earned cup of tea at Cassandra’s Cup, opposite the Museum? (Bookings must be made separately, visit Cassandra’s Cup website)
**This special Halloween version of our popular Village Walk will include spooky readings and stories. Step into a Gothic horror story on your walk around Jane Austen’s charming village. We look forward to seeing you there!**
Date: Sunday 30 October
Time: 12pm (Greenwich meantime)
Duration: 1 hour
Location: This event starts from Jane Austen’s House in Chawton. Find us
⏰ The guided walk will depart from Jane Austen’s House at 2pm promptly. Please make sure you arrive in good time to join the group.
🥾 The walk is suitable for all abilities, but please wear sturdy, sensible footwear and bring a bottle of water and sun cream or an umbrella – depending on the weather!
🎫 Please note, this event ticket does not include access to Jane Austen’s House. If you wish to visit the House before or after the guided walk, please ensure that you book tickets separately.