Burnley Canal Trail

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 provides a soundbite of relevant information, and visitors who have a smartphone are encouraged to ‘Go Digital’ to discover more. They do this by either scanning a QR code or tapping an NFC tag.

The online content is mobile-optimised, meaning the content will format to the users device. Therefore users can easily read text, view images and listen to oral reminiscences related to each stopping point using any device.

View the online trail content (external link)

Activity Sheet

Multi-sensory downloadable activity sheets have also been developed to enable families to make the most of their visit. Download the sheets from the link above.

Burnley Canal activity & information sheets
Burnley Canal activity & information sheets