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 heritage of the Burnley canal in a lively and accessible way to visitors.
Working with Audio Trails has been a great experience. Both Dan and Ruth have listened really carefully to us about the type of trail we want to create and who our target audience are. They’ve created for us a bespoke product that is interactive, informative and fun.
Emma Bartlet – Canal Communities Officer, Canal & River Trust.
The 6 kilometre section of the Leeds & Liverpool Canal through Burnley benefits from a strong 3G mobile signal. The use of small interpretation plaques with links to online digital content has enabled visitors to understand the rich heritage of the canal. Each plaque … Read More »
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 they asked us to produce nine more!
I absolutely LOVE it! so much so that we want more like this!!!! Pretty Please.
Hazel Bowen, Tourism Support Officer, Powys County Council
The twelve trails, aimed at the over 50s and/or families, were written ” to enlighten our audience with rich and interactive interpretation of the area.” We used location-based stories and poems to bring the children’s trails to life.
Below are extracts from three of the family trails:
Erwood Trail – Stop 6
I like to hunt in rivers. I like to eat small fish.
The baby nymphs of mayflies is another favourite dish
I swim under the water, go fishing with my beak.
So I’m not your usual perching bird, … Read More »
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 into its mining past with a series of free Cornish Mining World Heritage Site audio trails. Narrated by miners, historic experts and actors, listeners are transported back to a landscape that told a very different story. The audio trails offer a unique window into the days of the mining boom in Cornwall.
At Poldice you can explore what was once the richest square mile in the world. Tread carefully as you explore the explosive past of the Wildlife Trust’s Kennall Vale reserve. Learn about the oldest china clay port in the world as you wander around the harbour with its impressive tall ships. And engine houses, chimney stacks, tunnels and adits await your … Read More »
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 the whole family make the most of this exciting waterway.
Ten waymark discs, printed with QR codes and embedded with NFC chips (the same technology used for contactless payment), can be found along the 1 mile stretch of canal. Each waymark links to a mobile optimised webpage with fascinating information, images and audio.
The downloadable PDF activity sheet ensures children are also kept entertained.
“Audio Trails worked on our trail, with short timescales imposed by funders. They rose to the challenge and provided more in the way of material than we initially asked for – seeing there was an opportunity to offer an illustrated children’s trail too. The project was handled well and to … Read More »
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- triggered iPhone App, activity sheet and downloadable map for a family audience. Story posts provide onsite prompts.
Scroll down to the bottom of the page to view a video explaining how the app works.
Project website – dorsetaonb.org.uk
“We are delighted with the project. It has been great fun all the way through, many laughs and we have learned a lot since this has been a new experience for both of us. Working with you has been so easy and we particularly value the way you have accommodated the way we wanted the project to work using our research, Bonny and his music and getting the actors just right, and not least in overcoming … Read More »