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Wild Wales app

Posted on March 27th, by admin in Case Study, Heritage apps, Tales and musings. 1 Comment

Wild Wales app

During 1854 travel writer George Borrow journeyed across Wales on foot. He recorded his interaction with the Welsh people, its language and scenery. Today you can follow in Borrow’s footsteps using this app. Read his vivid accounts of Welsh life in the mid 19th century and uncover just how much change has taken place during that time.

“No one has hindered me hitherto. Wherever I have been in Wales I have experienced nothing but kindness and hospitality, and when I return to my own country I will say so.”

There are 100 places to discover across Wales, and a series of walking trails to enjoy. Take souvenir photographs and share them with friend, family and followers.

The iOS app also features an image fader function so you can compare pictures of the past with today’s scene. If you are interested in an Android version then please get in touch.

Having produced scores of app for clients this iOS (iPhone and iPad) offer is Audio Trails’ second in-house release. Creative Director Dan Boys explains what inspired the app, “Borrow’s contemporary account of life in Wales during the mid 19th century complements the work that Audio Trails does today – celebrating the rich heritage of towns, villages and countryside sites.  I first discovered George Borrow’s book Wild Wales whilst researching several audio trails during 2009. I immediately enjoyed his style of writing, his uncoloured record of walking through Wales. His contemporary accounts of local communities have given my audio trails an authentic feel. And now some of these trails feature in the Wild Wales app.”

Wild Wales app screenshots

Wild Wales app screenshots


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  1. […] all corners of the UK were brought there along ‘drovers’ roads’ – we’ve covered this in several projects including our Wild Wales app. By the mid 1800s a quarter of a million cattle and half a million sheep were sold at Smithfield […]