Shepton Mallet

Discover eight wonderfully themed tours around the market town of Shepton Mallet. Take a family tour, explore the town centre, learn about some of the People of Note (including John Lewis of department store fame) or one of several tours revealing some of the notable trades of the town.

Screenshots from the iOS app

Use the GPS-assisted map to follow each trail across the town and explore well-known landmarks and hidden gems. The audio provides a wealth of historic facts, first hand testimonies and commentary that paints a rich picture of Shepton Mallet’s social, economic and cultural past.

Audio transcripts are provided along with accompanying images that reveal how some of Shepton Mallet once looked.

“We came to Audio Trails via a somewhat convoluted route. Unaware of the existence of smartphone-based GPS guided trail technology, we initially explored other possibilities based on QR codes and road signs but had to rule them out as too costly and problematic. Finding that there was a cheaper and proven alternative was a revelation and the examples of multiple trail outdoor audio trails on the AT website were most helpful. We were sold on the App technology. Our contact with Dan throughout was courteous, responsive and problem-solving, which was of enormous help to our small team who had done nothing like this before and which enabled us to progress through the stages of production smoothly: from writing, through recording and editing, to the production of the maps and other details included in the App itself. It was a supportive partnership in a very real and living sense.”

Tara Jessop, Project Officer, Shepton Mallet Town Council

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