A NEW app has launched to bring family walks around Hampshire’s towns and cities to life.

With gatherings of up to six and two households now permitted to meet up outside, Ordnance Survey has launched its new Secret Stories app.

The app offers the chance for people to take self-guided tours around several locations, teaching users a “diverse and interesting” mixture of folklore, celebrity, history and myth about the area they are in.

The first Hampshire locations to feature walks include Winchester, Romsey, Alresford, Whitchurch, Chawton, Southampton, Stockbridge, Portsmouth, Lymington, Lyndhurst and the New Forest.

Each tour varies, but can contain a mixture of audio clips, images, challenges, puzzles, teasers and directions.