Whittlesey’s new heritage walk near Peterborough has been added to an app that brings family walks to life
The highly anticipated Whittlesey Heritage Trail is a new free local walk in historic Fenland coming this spring.
Fenland District Council is adding the walk to a fun, free app called Love Exploring, which turns family walks into adventures.
The app will feature an interactive map of the city and offer users a guided tour, revealing historical landmarks and insight into the city’s history and heritage.
For the youngest – and the oldest – dinosaurs will appear during the walk thanks to an augmented reality feature in the app. Use the app’s map to find them, then view them through your phone’s camera.
The new route, which is an updated version of the existing trail in the city, will include historic landmarks and incorporate access and information on the locations of bus stops, Whittlesea station and route 63 of the cycle network. national, which crosses the city. It will also include highlighted routes to Kings Dyke Nature Reserve – where a new heritage center is planned for the future – Lattersey Nature Reserve and a scenic riverside walk south of the town centre.
In addition to the app, there will be information boards and wayfinding markers along the trail and a route brochure available online and in print.
The concept for the promenade was originally conceived as part of Fenland District Council’s Growing Fenland project, which plans to stimulate growth and regeneration in each of the four towns in the district. It is now underway with funding from the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority.
Cllr Chris Seaton, Fenland District Council portfolio holder responsible for heritage, said: “The Whittlesey Heritage Walk aims to give people the opportunity to explore and learn more about the town’s heritage, whilst being active and enjoying the outdoors. And with the Love Exploring app, people can do it interactively too!
“The great thing about the app is that it can keep the whole family entertained for hours. As well as the guided tour of Whittlesey, there will be a Dinosaur Safari and treasure hunt game to help youngsters enjoy even more more from their visit. I can’t wait for the walk to officially launch in the spring and people can start enjoying it.