Literally on our doorstep Is the quaint historic village of Chawton. Made famous by the authoress Jane Austen who lived there for the
last 8 years of her life, her house can be seen as you enter the village, just follow the sign post.
On the opposite side of the road from the house there is a public car park which has direct access on to a grassed area.
If you look to the north eastern end of the grassed area a footpath that takes you through the woods can be seen and accessed by
crossing the small bridge.
Once across the bridge and through the swing gate you enter the woodland walk, this is an ideal walk for a min
i stroll with or without your woofies. Its around 20-30- minute walk depending how fast or slow you want to go.
The ath is well worn and easy to follow but it can get muddy after rain and walkers are advised not to enter
if windy due to falling branches.
There are quite a few species of tree, flora and fungi to see.
The woods and walks are clearly marked on a couple of boards and the occasional arrowed post.
Lots of people walk their dogs here so it is very likely that you will encounter other walkers and
dogs, please be mindful that not all owners are careful with clearing up after their pets, there
is a bin near the car park
Once you have enjoyed your stroll around the woods there is a little tea called Cassandras cup on the corner of the street or
you can reive yourself with a lovely pint, wine or soft drink at the Greyfriars public house, they are pet friendly and welcome all.
The beer is good and the food is great and the host convivial.
We have un officially adopted the pub as our village pub we enjoy it so much.