Creative Footsteps

Follow in the footsteps of East Hampshire’s literary greats with guided walks in the East Hampshire countryside.

To celebrate the literary heritage of East Hampshire, and the beautiful scenery that inspired it, the visitor attractions of East Hampshire have come together to form a literary festival, which will take place from 2 to 10 October 2021.

The week will also include guided walks to introduce those literary greats to a new audience. You can also take self-guided walks using the trails set out on our map.

This is also an opportunity to meet some authors you may not have encountered before, as well as some famous names such as Thackery (who wrote about Alton in ‘Vanity Fair’), J M Barrie (creator of Peter Pan), who stayed at the house of his sister and brother-in-law in Medstead, and Joanna Trollope who lived in Medstead with her first husband.

Programme of events

All week
Family walking trail in Chawton House gardens.

Saturday 2 October

Sunday 3 October

Monday 4 October

Tuesday 5 October

Wednesday 6 October

Thursday 7 October

Friday 8 October

Saturday 9 October

Sunday 10 October

All events may be subject to change.