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Saturday, 21 April 2018

Alton Circular


Length: 20km (13m)
Toughness: 4 / 10
Transport: Take either the 8:53 from London Waterloo or the 9:00 and change in Woking (6mins). Both trains arrive in Alton at 10:10. Return from Alton at xx:15 and xx:44

From the description:

The quiet corner of Hampshire through which this walk passes seems like the kind of countryside in which nothing much ever happened. Yet in the late 18th and early 19th century it inspired two famous writers - Gilbert White and Jane Austen. After a section over wide upland fields to East Worldham, the walk first plunges into the delightful arcadia of woods, hangers and hidden pastures that surround Selborne, about which White wrote his famous Natural History. From there, it crosses wooded Selborne Common and gentle ridges of downland to Chawton, the home of Jane Austen for the last eight, and most productive years, of her life.

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