Press Release

Press Release

Flintshire Coast Path Goes Digital!

QR Codes Come to Coast

03/05/12

Flintshire’s Coast has gone hi tech. Visitors to 5 locations on the Coast path can now discover Flintshire’s secret heritage with their smartphones!
QR codes have appeared on waymarkers at Connah’s Quay, Flint, Talacre,Greenfield, and Bettisfield. By scanning them with a smartphone, visitors can unlock fascinating digital information about their location, revealing audio, video, images and text.

Visitors will hear amazing facts such as how the picturesque Greenfield Dock once had links to the Slave Trade, that miners once worked coal seams beneath the waters of the Dee, and that the rare natterjack toad once extinct in Wales is today happily breeding at Talacre!

Flintshire Countryside Services are leading the way by teaming up with local businesses Audio Guide Productions Ltd and countryside interpreter Lorna Jenner, to tell the story of Flintshire’s Coastal heritage through cutting edge technology as part of the development of the new Wales Coast Path.

Said David Dean of Audio Guide Productions Ltd:

“TheFlintshireCoasthas such a fascinating heritage that many people are unaware of. This is a great way for them to find out. By scanning the QR codes which are like bar codes visitors can access a wealth of fascinating information on their smartphone. They can also download smartphone apps or if they don’t have a smartphone they can download the audio tour onto their mp3 player before they visit, or they can access the website.”

The bilingual digital guide is being launched this Saturday 5th May at the Wales Coast Path North launch at Flint Castle.

 

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For Editors Further Information and Photos contact:
David or Julie Dean
Audio Guide Productions Ltd
info@audio-guide.co.uk
Tel 01824 708755