The Archaeological Way is an 11-mile multi-user trail between Pleasley Pit Country Park and Creswell Crags.
The new location-aware iOS and Android Archaeological Way app lets you explore the history of a changing limestone landscape. The underlying geology of Permian Magnesian Limestone has helped create the landscape you’ll discover. Grasslands, farmland and woodlands are crossed by small streams which carved gorges and vales, such as Creswell Crags and Pleasley Vale. Disused railway lines and old colliery sites are transformed into trails and country parks. Shirebrook Wood, Poulter and Pleasley Pit country parks are now havens for wildlife.
Local Derbyshire firm Audio Trails worked with Bolsover Countryside Partnership and Limestone Journeys to develop the app, which features an offline map, audio interviews with local people and public artworks commissioned as part of the project. The app also includes a field guide to the areas flora and fauna, compiled by Derbyshire Wildlife Trust.
‘I’d like to thank audiotrails for helping to develop the new smartphone app for the Archaeological Way multi-user trail, their technological know-how allowed us to concentrate on the all-important content development. They were professional and flexible throughout and helped develop a great interpretative product.’
Andy Heath (Bolsover Countryside Partnership Manager).
“The app is a great new way to discover the Archaeological Way and get outdoors this spring.”
Councillor Dean Collins, Cabinet Member for Highways, Transport and Infrastructure.
The App was funded by the Limestone Journeys Landscape Partnership and the Heritage Lottery Fund.