Things To Do

Local Walks

Step into the beautiful Hampshire countryside and picture yourself in a Jane Austen novel on one of many scenic walks you can enjoy, taking in The Rose & Crown en route. After all, fresh air and a dose of nature is a great remedy for many things, and an excellent way to work up an appetite before a delicious pub lunch (or a way to work it off!).

Chawton & Upper Farringdon Circular

7.4km loop

Suitable for all walking levels, though can be muddy during winter.

Four Marks & Upper Farringdon Circular

14.3km loop

Suitable for those with a moderate fitness level. Accessible year round.

Chawton Park Woods

Various distances

Follow the compact gravel track for a leisurely walk, or go ‘off-piste’ and explore deeper into the woods.

Selbourne & Noar Hill


An active walk including ascents, descents and a variety of landscapes, located in Selbourne.

Where to visit

If you’re planning to make a day of it and explore the local area, you won’t be short of activities! From Jane Austen’s house just up the road, to more active pursuits around Alton, such as golf or paintballing, there’s plenty for families, friends, and couples to enjoy near The Rose & Crown.

Step back in time and explore Jane Austen’s quaint Hampshire home and pretty cottage garden, where she wrote and published all six of her treasured novels.

2.5 miles from The Rose & Crown

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Visit the sensitively restored Chawton House and tranquil gardens. Explore inspirational works of women writers, including Hampshire’s own, Jane Austen.

3 miles from The Rose & Crown

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Experience a ride on the historical Watercress Line steam train, which once took people on holiday, carried soldiers to war, transported evacuees and moved the area’s essential goods.

6 miles from The Rose & Crown

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Handle and free-fly a bird of prey in a completely natural, countryside setting. Get up close and personal with your new feathered friend during an 80-90 minute private Hawk Walk.

5 miles from The Rose & Crown

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Get stuck into a game of paintball with friends, family or colleagues at Alton’s Camouflage Paintball. Perfect for a bit of adrenaline filled fun!

4 miles from The Rose & Crown

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Worldham Golf Course is an excellent parkland golf course set on the border of the South Downs National Park. Take in undulating greens, mature woodland and three par 5s on the course!

7 miles from The Rose & Crown

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Set off on an exciting journey through the world of science, technology, engineering and maths, at Winchester Science Centre, and learn more about the Solar System in the planetarium.

16 miles from The Rose & Crown

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Experience a memorable, walking safari at Marwell Zoo, with hundreds of animals housed in 140 acres of beautiful parkland, take your time to stroll around and spot the inhabitants.

21 miles from The Rose & Crown

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