Emma at 200: “Surrey has many beauties”
A Pathfinders Tour
July 8-17, 2016

Box Hill
A View of Box-Hill, Surrey – George Lambert, 1733

Jane Austen’s fourth novel, Emma, was published 200 years go.  This tour itinerary was designed to celebrate the milestone; it included locations important in Jane Austen’s life, as well as sites mentioned in the novels and used in the film adaptations of Emma.

Members started the tour by visiting Steventon, Chawton, Winchester, Bath, Lyme Regis, and Brighton.  Participants also had opportunities to visit locations in Surrey and Sussex such as Stanford Cottage in Worthing where Jane Austen and her family stayed and the church in Broadwater where they worshipped during an 1805 visit; other sites included Loseley Park (Donwell Abbey in the film Emma, 2009), Mapperton (Randalls in Emma, 1996 with Gwyneth Paltrow) and Juniper Hall (associated with Fanny Burney).  The trip also included visits to villages and towns such as Great Bookham and Leatherhead (considered possible inspirations for Highbury).  The capstone of the tour was a picnic on Box Hill.

More details are on the itinerary page.