Creators of mobile digital visitor experiences & location-based storytelling. Heritage | Interpretation | Education | Tourism

Who we are

In 2006 we established Audio Trails. The concept was simple: audio tours downloaded onto MP3 players and iPods that guided visitors around heritage and countryside sites. We produced the first downloadable audio trails and now there are thousands available to download from the Internet. We led the way.

2010 saw the launch of our first native apps and we’ve extended our location-aware software to encompass the web too.

Today we offer a range of interpretation and learning services and solutions to inspire visits to heritage sites.
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Meet the Team

Dan Boys, BSc Geography & Environmental Management (Hons), MAHI
Creative Director
Dan Boys - Creative Director

Dan Boys – Creative Director


I’m passionate about the outdoors and its potential to inspire learning and enjoyment. I produced the first MP3 audio guides in the country, established Audio Trails in 2006 and have since delivered over 100 wide-ranging heritage interpretation projects across the UK. Outside of work you’ll find me looking for an excuse to head off with the family in our campervan for a walking/mountain biking trip or visiting museums and heritage sites.

My specialities are: digital interpretation, community consultation and engagement, story development and scriptwriting, strategic planning, mentoring, project management (Prince2 accredited), oral history, audience development.

Ruth Boys BA History (Hons), QTS, PG Cert
Teacher and Education & Learning
Ruth Boys - Eduction and Learning Co-ordinator

Ruth Boys – Education and Learning Co-ordinator


I enjoyed the vibrancy and challenge of the primary classroom for over 10 years and worked in a range of schools, embracing many key roles. More recently I spent two years as John Muir Award England Education Manager; supporting people of all backgrounds connect with, enjoy and care for wild places in a spirit of adventure and fun.

My love for history, heritage and education ensures I keep up to date with the educational landscape and make time to enjoy museums and heritage sites, towns and countryside.

I’m also about to embark on my Masters degree in Heritage and Interpretation at Leicester University.


Matthew Kennard
Lead Developer

Matthew has worked as a software developer since 2000 and has experience in a wide range of technologies. He moved into mobile application development in 2008 and has developed and built several successful apps, including the native element of our Places and Trails software. Matthew was previously a teacher of computer science to secondary school children.



James Thornley
Mobile Developer

James  started his career as a graduate trainee IT consultant for Price Waterhouse. At the end of his first year he was graded A+; one of only 3 out of 150 graduates that year. He now has over 20 years experience programming code in almost every computer language.



Tracy Pilkington
Graphic Designer/Illustrator

Tracy has been a Graphic Designer since 1989, working for 15 years for a local litho printing/design company and rising to senior designer and manager. During those years she worked on a variety of projects and jobs including corporate identities, branding and promotional literature. Since 2006 Tracy has been working as a freelance designer for local businesses. She has designed many of our education packs and family activity sheets.

What's new

Take a look at our three latest case studies.

Visit our case studies page to see more examples.

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...
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....

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...