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Case Studies

“Audio Trails have been a wonderful company to work with. I have particularly valued their emphasis on the ‘spirit of place’, adding in subtle layers of sound to help people really feel immersed in the heritage of a particular site.The attention to detail, and the commitment to quality has meant that we’ve been able to design an interpretation tool perfectly tailored to our needs and audiences. ”

Jessie Binns, National Trust

Browse through various examples of recent projects we have delivered.


Derby Feste

Visitors to Derby’s biggest and brightest festival will be guided by placesandtrails.com this year.

Derby Festé is an annual festival of a wide range of street art, theatre, music and family... Read More »


Ingleborough Archaeological app

A location aware app with free Ordnance Survey mapping to help you discover the archaeology of Ingleborough in the Yorkshire Dales.

Ingleborough Archaeology Group (IAG) is based in Ingleton in the... Read More »


When does graffiti become heritage?

From cave paintings to modern day street art, humans have been leaving their marks on walls for tens of thousands of years. But when does ‘vandalism’ become graffiti? And... Read More »

Lead Mining Museum Matlock – audio production

Step back in time and listen to Richard Trevithick explain how his new engine will transform a Peak District lead mine.

In the 1970’s there was great excitement when the... Read More »


Don Valley Way audio trail app

The Don Valley Way audio guide app will guide you around nine heritage walks, taking you on circular walks linking with the main Don Valley Way route.

Your audio guide... Read More »


Churnet Valley Living Landscape audio archive

An audio archive project to capture the views of local people

We were commissioned by TellTale to deliver an audio project on behalf of the Churnet Valley Living Landscape project –... Read More »


MK Trails: Wolverton app – Milton Keynes

How do you learn about the world’s first railway town that has now been absorbed by the 1960s new town of Milton Keynes? Why, download the MK Trails app of... Read More »

Softwood Interpretation Panels

Low cost softwood interpretation panels from Audio Trails.

Derbyshire-based Junction Arts needed two low-cost interpretation panels for a community arts project in Brimington, near Chesterfield. None of the usual suppliers... Read More »


Highland Folk Museum GPS audio trail app

The Highland Folk Museum, Britain’s first open air museum, has many fascinating stories to tell. As visitors explore the 30 buildings they get a flavour of how Highland people lived and... Read More »

Old Tree Nursery nature feely boxes

A multi-sensory trail for people with learning disabilities and mental health issues.

Old Tree Nursery is a plant and garden nursery set in a beautiful rural setting in Pendeford near Wolverhampton.... Read More »


Heart of Teesdale app

A location-aware (iOS & Android) app taking you to the sites that inspired the creative talents of revered artists such as JW Turner and Sir Walter Scott.

The Heart of Teesdale... Read More »


This is Gower iOS & Android app

The Gower Peninsula in Swansea is a land of history, beauty and amazing variety.

The ‘This is Gower’ app has featured on BBC’s Countryfile and Radio Wales. Scroll down to... Read More »


Forest of Dean Hidden Heritage app

The Forest of Dean’s heritage is no longer a fading memory.

Through the power of amazing imagery, the Hidden Heritage of the Dean iOS and Android app reveals the area’s rich industrial past that was... Read More »


Perry Common and Me audio trail

An audio trail celebrating community activism.

From a crime-riddled no-go area to desirable estate. That has been the transformation of Perry Common over the last 25 years – all captured... Read More »


Ashdown Forest Explorer

The Ashdown Forest Explorer iOS app is the essential guide to exploring the home of Winnie-the-Pooh.

Ashdown Forest is the largest public access space in the South East of England, attracting... Read More »


A weekend walk in Froghall in the Churnet Valley

This 5 mile walk commences with a sedate journey along the Caldon Canal from Froghall before rising out of the valley through lush woodland. Breathe in wonderful views before... Read More »

Rufford Abbey app

Walk through the centuries at Rufford Abbey.

Rufford Abbey is the best-preserved remains of a Cistercian abbey west cloister range in England, dating mainly from around 1170. It was later... Read More »


South Pennines Reservoir Trails app

The reservoirs and surrounding landscape of the South Pennines provide a fantastic place for recreation and wildlife. These reservoirs also have a fascinating history that you can discover when... Read More »

Milford Haven Museum audio trail

Discover how the Pembrokeshire town of Milford Haven was created and has developed over the years with a new audio guide at the museum.

Having already produced two audio trails around the... Read More »


Archaeological Way app

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.... Read More »


Yorkshire Dales Lead Mining app

Walkers can now take a trip back in time to discover the industrial history of the Yorkshire Dales national park, thanks to new app.

For decades, lead mining played a... Read More »


Cultybraggan Camp goes digital

Cultybraggan Camp is one of the last remaining and best preserved purpose-built WWII Prisoner of War camps in Britain.

The Comrie Development Trust are embarking on an exciting mission to... Read More »


Discovering shark’s teeth in south east London

During two 2-day visits this year I’ve had the opportunity to explore some of south east London’s geological wonders. Do you know where in the city to find 55... Read More »

Steelos Gallery Exhibition (Magna)

Audio Trails were chosen to design and build a permanent exhibition (with a twist) that welcomes visitors to Magna Science Adventure Centre in Rotherham.

Magna is an exciting journey into the world of... Read More »


Abbeydale Explorer app

Audio Trails were appointed to design and develop a multimedia tour for Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet, Sheffield; a unique eighteenth century industrial steelworks.

Abbeydale is a challenging site for visitors to... Read More »


Discover Exmoor

Explore, discover and enjoy the amazing landscape, wildlife and heritage of Exmoor with this official National Park Authority app.

Exmoor National Park, in south west England is a unique landscape... Read More »


Discover Derbyshire & Peak District app

Discover and explore 225 ‘hidden gems’ across Derbyshire and the Peak District.

The new ‘Discover Derbyshire & Peak District’ Android and iOS app features self-guided walking trails with historical photos... Read More »


Great Fen app

Discover the past, present and future of the revolutionary Great Fen project to create a living landscape for the benefit of wildlife and people.

The Wildlife Trust for Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire... Read More »


Tring Heritage Trail App and Education Pack

As part of Tring 700 initiative – celebrating the heritage of 700 years of Tring as a market town – Tring Together wanted to create a Heritage Trail that... Read More »

Having a blast at Threshfield Quarry

Quarrying in the Yorkshire Dales National Park has sometimes been controversial, but the industry has improved enormously since the early days of the 20th Century when work started at... Read More »


New Forest Bus Tours

Take an open-top safari of the New Forest National Park with a new bus commentary system.

Special audio commentaries tell the stories of the people and places of the New Forest –... Read More »


Wild Wales app

During 1854 travel writer George Borrow journeyed across Wales on foot. He recorded his interaction with the Welsh people, its language and scenery. Today you can follow in Borrow’s... Read More »


The Archbishop’s Palace Southwell Who’s Who

The Archbishop’s Palace at Southwell Minster is layered with over 1000 years of history. Events that took place here have formed the fabric of the nation and altered its course.

Audio... Read More »


Fields Unsown audio trail

During the First World War, Gilliat Edward Hatfeild, the owner of Morden Hall, offered his home to the War Office for use as an auxiliary hospital.  A hospital... Read More »


Llanybri Heritage Trails

A MILLION thanks, you’ve done a fantastic job for us. Your amazing support, patience and endeavours created the perfect app!!

Liz Dutch, Clerk Llansteffan and Llanybri CC

The historic village of... Read More »


Cadw Castles Education Pack

“It has been a pleasure to work with Ruth from beginning to end of the project. Her background in both education and interpretation has made the whole process a... Read More »


Drefach Felindre Heritage Trail app

Dan was amazing to work with, endlessly patient with the delays caused by ourselves, dealing with community led projects is often challenging but he gently led us to our... Read More »


Newcastle Emlyn Heritage Trail

Newcastle Emlyn hasn’t always been a pretty little market town. A letter to the Editor of the Western Mail paints a rather sorry picture of life here in the... Read More »


Caring for God’s Acre Education Pack

Burial grounds and churchyards are wonderful places to learn.

The bilingual education pack we produced for Caring for God’s Acre contains a host of activities, ideas and inspiration for the... Read More »


Mitcham Cricket Green audio trail

Explore the Conservation Area around the oldest cricket ground in the world!

Mitcham Cricket Green Community and Heritage – a small civic society in south London –  successfully applied for... Read More »


Essex Living Landscape app

Fancy a day out enjoying the peace of the south-east Essex countryside? Discover the wildlife, the scenery and the history of the Belfairs and Daws Heath Living Landscape.

Explore the... Read More »


Old Glossop Trail

Visitors to Old Glossop, Derbyshire can now easily discover the important role the village played in the early cotton industry.

Audio Trails were commissioned to produce a responsive website, an... Read More »


Forest of Marston Vale panels

Visitors to the Forest of Marston Vale can now easily orientate themselves and enjoy a wide range of walking, cycling and horse-riding trails. Audio Trails were commissioned to produce... Read More »


Lofthouse Colliery app

Before its closure in 1981, Lofthouse Colliery was not only a nationally known pit it was the lifeblood of the local community.

Using this GPS-triggered app you can now explore... Read More »


Mission Butterfly

Mission:Butterfly turns a guided walk into an incredible Augmented Reality adventure.

The Mission: Find and collect 15  butterflies hiding in the Caerphilly countryside. Use the app to track each species... Read More »


Upper Sirhowy image fader app

The Upper Sirhowy Valley in South Wales is steeped in industrial history. Coal mining was at the heart of this industry and the pits that lined the River Sirhowy... Read More »


Charles Darwin audio trails – Bromley

Explore five Charles Darwin-themed audio trails produced on behalf of Bromley Council. The audio guides explore the countryside Darwin called his ‘landscape laboratory’ and celebrate how Charles Darwin formulated his amazing theory... Read More »


Burnley Canal Trail

The Canal & River Trust were impressed with the Montgomery Canal Smartphone Trail project we delivered and commissioned us to create a similar one that helps to communicate the... Read More »


Trails Mid-Wales – writing for children

Following one of our digital media workshops we were approached by Powys County Council to write 3 pilot trails for their app ‘Trails Mid-Wales’. The feedback was so positive... Read More »


Virtual tour & audio pens at Buxton Museum

Visitors to Buxton Museum will discover that the William Boyd Dawkin’s Study has been given a 21st century technology makeover.

Until the installation of a number of technologies in May... Read More »


Cornish Mining World Heritage Audio Trails

A series of audio trails that reveal the rich past of the Cornish Mining World Heritage Site.

Looking for fresh air, striking scenery during your time in Cornwall? Then delve... Read More »


Norwich Heritage app – unlocking the city

The ‘Norwich: Heritage City’ heritage app is designed to help you explore Norwich’s great heritage and hidden history spanning 1,000 years.

Interactive heritage app

The heritage app is ideal for visitors... Read More »


Derbyshire Hidden Gems

Protestors who changed the national landscape, wartime tragedies and icons of the industrial age – these are just some of the stories revealing our cultural heritage as part of... Read More »


Green Chain audio trails – London walking trails

A new series of London walking trails have been launched along South East London’s Green Chain – a 40-mile network of footpaths running through parkland and woodland.

Your very own... Read More »

8000+ Yorkshire Dales iPhone app downloads in 2 weeks

In 2011 we developed the ‘Official Yorkshire Dales National Park‘ app for iPhone, Android, Blackberry and Symbian. In its first week the iPhone app alone was downloaded 1448 times.

On... Read More »


Montgomery Canal smartphone trail

The Montgomery Canal brings wildlife right into the centre of Welshpool. We devised a smartphone trail on behalf of the Canal & River Trust (formerly British Waterways) to help... Read More »


Heritage Trails – Rhondda Cynon Taf

Heritage trails upgrade

Rhondda Cynon Taf Borough Council commissioned us to expand their Heritage Trails website. We were asked to transform three paper-based heritage trails into English and Welsh audio guides... Read More »


South Pennine’s audio trail and podscroll

Pennine Prospects initially commissioned us to undertake a series of oral history recordings for a ‘Watershed Landscape Lives’ DVD, which captured the passion of those who visit, enjoy or... Read More »


Lagan Valley QR code audio trail

Our first project in Northern Ireland – The Lagan Valley Regional Park Heritage Audio Trail – takes you on a journey among local heritage and wildlife within the heart... Read More »


Morden Hall Park

Take an audio tour of this National Trust estate with former owner Gilliat Edward Hatfeild. As you explore the history of the buildings, wander through the former deer park... Read More »


Smugglers in Dorset

The ‘Stonebarrow Hill Smugglers’ Trail’ project was completed on behalf of the National Trust and Dorset AONB. Our brief was to create a fun and engaging audio trail, GPS-... Read More »


Coed y Brenin audio trails

Since the 1990s, Coed Y Brenin has become a mecca for mountain bikers from across the country and beyond. But these are not the only ‘cycles’ to be found... Read More »


Nevern Castle

The short and colourful life of Nevern Castle, in the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park, has been brought to life in a new MP3 audio trail for visitors.

During the 12th... Read More »


Welcome to Clay Cross

‘Welcome to Clay Cross’ brings the past to life.

As part of the regeneration scheme in Clay Cross we were commissioned to produce an audio trail that reveals the fascinating story of... Read More »


Darwin and the Dinosaurs audio trail (Crystal Palace)

The Darwin and the Dinosaurs audio trail takes you back to a time well before mobile phones.

The year is 1852. The Crystal Palace Company moves to Penge and commissions... Read More »






What's new

Take a look at our three latest case studies.

Visit our case studies page to see more examples.

Derby Feste
Visitors to Derby’s biggest and brightest festival will be guided by placesandtrails.com this year.

Derby Festé is an annual festival of a wide range of street...

Ingleborough Archaeological app
A location aware app with free Ordnance Survey mapping to help you discover the archaeology of Ingleborough in the Yorkshire Dales.

Ingleborough Archaeology Group (IAG) is...

When does graffiti become heritage?
From cave paintings to modern day street art, humans have been leaving their marks on walls for tens of thousands of years. But when...