EXPLORING the Malvern Hills district is now even easier than before, thanks to the launch of a new mobile phone walking app.

The MalvernsWalks app contains different routes people can download and follow including the hills and town walks in Malvern, Tenbury Wells and Upton upon Severn.

The app is also equipped with GPS tracking so people can see where they are on the route and get information on key landmarks.

Malvern Hills District Council’s economic development team has been working with local developer Mike Brooks to produce the app.

Joel Keller, economic development officer for the council, said: “People often come into the TIC requesting walking routes in the area and while we have leaflets available the walks can change over time.

“The app means people can download the various routes at their own convenience, we can update them as needed and it becomes a much more interactive experience.”

The app is free to download from the Google Play or Apple App stores.