‘I do not want any such pursuit to get me out of doors. The pleasure of walking and breathing fresh air is enough for me, and in fine weather I am out more than half my time. Mamma says I am never within.’
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.
This special Mother’s Day walk will focus on mothers in Jane Austen’s life and writings – and is the perfect chance to treat your mum to a charming literary ramble!
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)
Date: Saturday 18 March
Time: 12pm – 1pm
Location: This event starts from Jane Austen’s House in Chawton. Find us
The guided walk will depart from Jane Austen’s House at 12pm 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.