Category: Case Study
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 watch/listen.
There are now several resources available to help you explore Britain’s first Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and learn about its natural and built heritage, its archaeology and lesser-known industrial history, together with past traditions and practices.
This is Gower app
‘This is Gower’ is a location-aware guide to the UK’s first Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
With over 80 places to explore, the app (available on iOS and Android) promotes popular locations such as Worms Head and Arthur’s Stone alongside other less well-known spots that appeal to both visitors and locals alike.
This is Gower also features 15 easy-to-follow trails varying in length and theme for users to explore – from a quick jaunt to visit … Read More »
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 in danger of being lost forever.
In 2015 Audio Trails was commissioned by a group of passionate local historians with a life-long love of the area’s gritty past to develop an app. Bob Smith was one of those Foresters,
“As an eight year old I used to wonder around the Forest looking for signs of its mining and rail past. I felt strongly for the last 20 years that our real heritage was being obliterated, hidden and lost in pursuit of the Forest being turned into an adventure park.”
With the help of an interactive 1920s Ordnance Survey map, the GPS-triggered app guides visitors along the Forest of Dean’s ‘Family cycle trail’ – the former Severn and … Read More »
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 in the Perry Common and Me audio trail.
In the 1920s Witton Lodge Farm became a housing estate on the outskirts of Birmingham. Residents from the cities back-to-back slums were moved to this idyllic spot. The new houses were built from an innovative design of steel and concrete that would prove to be their downfall half a century later.
Once these infamous Boot Houses began to fail in the 1980s, residents were told their houses would be demolished, yet they were given no assurances about where they would live. The community was about to be torn apart. The residents took action and took the lead in protecting their future. It was hard work, but their … Read More »
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 at least 1.5 million visitors a year. On account of its heathland and populations of many rare species, it is a designated Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI). It also lies at the heart of the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) and is ‘home’ to one of the world’s most famous fictional creatures, Winnie-the-Pooh.
Despite this, visitors often find it difficult to orientate themselves when they arrive at any of the 44 car parks located across the Forest’s 10 square miles.
The Ashdown Forest Explorer iOS app locates you in the Forest and offers ten walking trails to help you explore all corners of the Forest. Why not follow in the footsteps of Pooh, visit the Airman’s Grave or … Read More »
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 concluding with a walk down what is claimed to be the oldest official railway in the world.
It’s a May weekend and I’m staying at Foxtwood Cottages in return for writing this trail for the Discover Derbyshire & Peak District app. It’s the second time this year we’ve come to such an arrangement with an accommodation provider.
Today Froghall Wharf is a quintessential idyllic rural location, but in every corner lies evidence of a once bustling hub of industry.
Imagine the scene here in the 19th century. Small trucks laden with limestone would have continuously arrived down the incline from Caldon Low Quarry, three miles to the east. Loads were shunted around the yard … Read More »