Richmond Council has launched the trial of an Augmented Reality app named TagTap which encourages people to explore walking routes in order to win prizes.

The council says that this is to encourage people to get more active and take the time to explore the borough, including places that they might not have been before.

Using the app, walkers can find markers spread across the area to collect points and put themselves on local and national leader boards.


People can also take pictures with the markers and share them on TagTap.

Some of the markers are in the form of animals and various wildlife as markers such as toads and hedgehogs.

Just by using TagTap and following the walking routes players will have the chance to be randomly selected for prizes.

The app is now available to download for free so that you can start exploring the borough and finding the markers.

The app requires access to mobile data during its use.

You can download TagTap here.