A location aware app with free Ordnance Survey mapping to help you discover the archaeology of Ingleborough in the Yorkshire Dales.
Ingleborough Archaeology Group (IAG) is based in Ingleton in the Yorkshire Dales of England. Its focus is on the Ingleborough massif and the surrounding valleys of Kingsdale, Chapel le Dale and Ribblesdale.
The Group exists to further research and understanding of the historic heritage of its core area by archival research and archaeological investigation. It has been involved in a broad range of excavations.
Audio Trails were approached to create an app to showcase some of the groups finds along three archaeology walks in the National Nature Reserve on Ingleborough, North Yorkshire, England. The three walks are all approximately 5 miles long. Two depart from Ribbleside (one heading to Selside and the other to Great Douk and Southescales), whilst the third takes in South House, Sulber and Upper Pasture.
Free Ordnance Survey mapping
Due to poor mobile connectivity in the area, IAG required a native app that once downloaded contained all the information required to undertake the walks. Free, and interactive, Ordnance Survey mapping is embedded into the app, ensuring app users can easily find their way and discover the 69 historical and archaeological points of interest from the Neolithic to the the Medieval period. The app also uses GPS location services to illustrate where you are on the map and places of interest are automatically triggered as they are approached.
There were many positive aspects of working with Audio Trails:
- Easy to get hold of and quick to respond to queries and problems.
- Making potentially complex instructions easy to understand and follow.
- Understanding and patience.
- Good advice re visual and technical aspects
I would have no hesitation in recommending Audio Trails to potential customers.
Chris Bonsall, IAG Chair
The app was created using our Places and Trails native app software.
For more information about IAG – ingleborougharchaeologygroup.org.uk.