It may have been because Jane was not very fond of her aunt that she took every opportunity during her stay to get out of the centre of Bath into the places nearby in the countryside. Or her interest in walking may just have been the continuation of her established pattern in Hampshire.
In a letter, Jane tells her sister about a walk she made with a friend on Monday 25th May 1801, from her aunt and uncle’s house to Lyncombe and Widcombe - the attractive, more rural, areas just to the south of the River Avon. This unique and charming book In the Footsteps of Jane Austen - through Bath to Lyncombe and Widcombe; A Walk through History considers what Jane would have seen during her walk through Bath to Lyncombe and Widcombe. The book takes you back in time, enabling you to accompany the two young ladies, and to see Bath as it was more than 200 years’ ago.