A new walking trail in Cumbria is enlivening village history through an interactive app.

The two-mile walking route around Haverigg, launched by the Norman Nicholson House project, gives insights into the locality's heritage and its link with poet Norman Nicholson.

The trail is accessible via the 'Situate' app, available for free on GooglePlay and the App Store.

Once downloaded, users are advised to select 'Norman Nicholson’s Millom'.

Funding for the app from Millom Town Deal was obtained in 2021, initially offering two walking trails but now expanding to include this 90-minute journey around Haverigg.

Chair of the project, Charlie Lambert, said: "We’re grateful to Millom Town Deal for providing the funds for our walking trails app.

"As well as being a wonderful location at the mouth of the estuary, Haverigg has a fascinating history and the trail is a memorable journey in more ways than one."

The app-assisted walk starts and concludes at the Inshore Rescue lifeboat station on Sea View.

It opens up Haverigg's historical links with bygone industries, shares the story of an unexploded World War Two bomb, the 1866 villagers' revolt against the police, and unravels the mystery behind a giant dragon statue guarding the Duddon Estuary.

It incorporates text and images to navigate one location to the next, with an option for audio commentary.

A GPS-triggered system automatically updates walkers on their locations as they progress.

Haverigg Primary School students have helped to develop the trail creating mosaics depicting aspects of village life as part of a school project 2015.

An audio commentary highlights the significance of these pictures through conversations between the children and local historians.

The Norman Nicholson House project is working to buy and renovate the lifelong home in Millom of the 20th century poet Norman Nicholson and create a museum to celebrate his work.

The project also plans for a café and a small community space.