How? A competition win at Lindsey's wonderful Have Clothes, Will Travel blog
I've been looking forward to testing this prize for a while. Sunday was looming large and free and the sun came out to play so walking boots on, backpack on shoulders and on the train to Manchester to test the guided walks on this app.
|The Hidden Gem|
I used another freebie - the free bus, one for another post some day? - to get to the start point of the first walk. This walk is called the 'City Orientation Tour' and starts at City Walk before winding via Albert Square, Bridgewater Hall, Whitworth Street and ending at Piccadilly Gardens. 1.86 miles according to the app and a suggested 2 hours which allows for stopping and exploring some of the sites.
The app has GPS built in as you'd expect and it's very detailed. The suggested route uses footpaths, alleyways and canal towpaths that Google maps don't know.
|Sunlight House - where I had my first job after university|
|Manchester Central - my second (of 3) Blur gig|
The app is free to download but you need to pay for the added content for each city. At just £3.99 these are a bargain and there are over 450 cities around the world available. I'll certainly be downloading others when I travel, starting with Munich this coming October.
A great prize, and a thoroughly recommended product, our kid.