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Llanybri Heritage Trails

Posted on December 4th, by admin in Audio Trails, Case Study, Heritage apps. Comments Off on 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 Llanybri stands proudly astride the Llansteffan peninsula, separating the Rivers Tȃf and Tywi which flow into Carmarthen Bay. Generations of settlers and travelers have left their mark on this farming community, contributing to its rich and colourful heritage.

The location-aware app (universally available for Android and iOS devices) contains offline mapping and three trails to follow. Immerse yourself in personal stories attached to landmarks you pass along the coast, the pilgrim pathways and the farming hinterland. You will also hear how Dylan Thomas relied on the ferryman to visit friends and relatives in the Llansteffan locality, whether the pilgrim’s graves are legend or fact and where iron-age remains have been found.

 



Drefach Felindre Heritage Trail app

Posted on October 27th, by admin in Audio Trails, Case Study, Heritage apps, Mapping, oral history, Tales and musings. Comments Off on 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 destination. The audio trail app is fantastic, the clips give a real flavour of our heritage, local people are fascinated by it and we hope that in due course visitors will also use the trail to share in our past.

Caroline Roberts, Llangeler Community Council

The picturesque village of Drefach Felindre in the beautiful Teifi valley was once the centre of a thriving woollen industry, earning it the nickname ‘The Huddersfield of Wales’.

This bilingual iOS app allows visitors to immerse themselves in this industry and learn how it differed from its agriculture-dominated hinterland. The app features a beautiful offline map that allows visitors to explore the area even though the mobile network coverage … Read More »



Trails Mid-Wales – writing for children

Posted on July 16th, by admin in Case Study, Uncategorized. Comments Off on 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 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 »



Coed y Brenin audio trails

Posted on February 19th, by admin in Audio Trails, Case Study. Comments Off on 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 within the forest.

Join the ‘Birdman’ Iolo Williams – one of Wales’ most renowned nature and wildlife presenters – as he unveils the life cycles and strange habits of some of the Kings Forests more intriguing inhabitants, in the Afon Eden Trail.

If industrial archaeology is your thing then there is plenty here for you too. Take a visit to the Glasdir Copper Mine or search for gold at Tyddyn Gwladus. Do you like tall trees? Then make your way to Ty’n Y Groes and take a tour with Forester Aled Thomas and hear about some rather crazy foresters.

The four fascinating bilingual audio guides, produced by Audio Trails, can be downloaded from the … Read More »





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