A NEW APP has been tested yesterday ahead of the launch of the Western Flyer walking and cycle route in March with residents able to walk the history of the path.

Create Studios have been revitalising the route from the town centre to West Swindon in collaboration with local artist Scott Farlow, and released the app to a select few during their Winter Wander on Sunday.

Jo Beale, outreach manager with Create Studios, said: “Creating the app has been economical because we have used Arts Council funded technology to bring it all together.

“The app will be formally launched to coincide with the launch of the Western Flyer in March, and we have collated the material for it over the duration of the project.

“We have been interviewing users of the route and people with historical interest.

“There are images within the app we have taken as a result of our workshops along the route over the last two or three months.

“It is designed to present and share the wonderful heritage of the Western Flyer route.”