Create an account

Start your adventure today.

    0

    Already a member? Login

    Jane Austen Trail

    Difficulty
    This reflects the 10Adventures difficulty rating for each route. We aim to keep ratings consistent across regions.
    Easy
    Duration
    This reflects the estimated time the majority of users will take on this trail. If you are slower, add time to the top-end figure. If you are fast, then you may complete this route faster than this time range.
    1.5-2.5h
    Distance
    This reflects the return distance of this route as measured by the GPS file.
    7.4 km
    Elevation
    This reflects the total elevation gained throughout this route as measured by the GPS file. This includes all ascents and descents, and is higher than what is quoted in most route guides, which simply measure the distance between the starting-point and high-point of the route.
    111 m
    User Ratings
    These ratings are completed by users who have completed this trail and not subject to reviews by 10Adventures.
    Be the first to add a review!
    Directions to Trailhead
    Jane Austen Trail

    The Jane Austen Trail became famous as this literary genius once lived along the trail in a quaint house in the village of Chawton. The surrounding countryside invited creative inspiration and acted as a beautiful, relaxing setting for her to buckle down and write her books. This path showcases Jane Austen’s home as well as beautiful scenery amid the woodlands. The wooded areas can get muddy, so come prepared with proper walking boots.

    View Jane Austen Trail on Map

    View Map

    Join our newsletter

    Get a weekly dose of discounts and inspiration for adventure lovers

    Route Description for Jane Austen Trail

    The Jane Austen Trail is a wonderful walk that mixes gorgeous scenery with literary history. Beginning at Jane Austen’s House, which is now a museum, start walking through the woodlands full of yew trees, and you will arrive at Saint Nicholas Church. As you continue, you will have to navigate a few stiles and will wander through fields filled with cows and sheep. Moving on, you will arrive at the All Saints Church. Take a moment to admire this beautiful place!

    As you wander on, you will come across the Meon Valley Railway, which is no longer in use, and you will follow this along the path. Maneuvering a few more kissing gates will bring you back to Jane Austen’s House, where your walk began.

    Getting to the Jane Austen Trail Trailhead

    To get from Alton to Jane Austen’s house, begin on Draymans Way, and in 0.6 km, take Butts Road and Selborne Road/A339 to Wolf's Lane. In 1.9 km, continue on Wolf's Lane and drive to Winchester Road. In 0.3 km, the Jane Austen House will be on your right.

    Route Information

    • When to do

      April - October

    • Backcountry Campsites

      No

    • Pets allowed

      Yes

    • Family friendly

      Yes

    • Route Signage

      Average

    • Crowd Levels

      Moderate

    • Route Type

      Circuit

    Jane Austen Trail Elevation Graph

    Weather Forecast

    Check Area Weather

    Jane Austen Trail Reviews

    Add a comment

    You must be logged in to post a comment.

    Nearby Trails

    Nearby Regions

    Get travel inspiration and discounts

    Join our weekly travel newsletter