Fellow hikers… walking in your local area is about to get much more interesting.
A new app for visiting the beautiful Ceiriog Valley has been launched by the Chirk and Ceiriog Valley Partnership. It is the largest ward in Wrexham County Borough by area and the app is an ibeacon trail that will help you with your visit.
It takes you through the history and natural wonders of the Ceiriog Valley as you travel from the Glyn Wylfa in Chirk to Llanarmon Dyffryn Ceiriog.
So if you love walking and history, this should be perfect.
A jewel of the county
Along the way, you can enjoy walks to appreciate its natural beauty or if you fancy a cuppa you can stop off to enjoy some valley hospitality.
The valley has much to offer from natural unspoilt scenery and industrial heritage such as the Glyn Valley Tramway.
How do I get it?
All the information is kept on the phone or tablet and you won’t need to worry about dodgy signals as no mobile phone connection is necessary when on the trail.
How exactly does it work?
When travelling up the valley with the phone/tablet on and the app open, the ibeacon should trigger a signal to bring up the pages for that location.
The app has a map showing where the ibeacons are located. There are leaflets, which also show where the ibeacons are, how to download the app and information about the Chirk and the Ceiriog Valley.
You can pick these up from Tourist Information Centres and some local businesses.
Sounds good? More are on the way…
The ibeacon trail app is one of 18 ibeacon projects in North East Wales run by Cadwyn Clwydand funded by the LEADER scheme.
LEADER is a fund for rural areas in Wales to explore innovative new approaches and experimental technologies to tackle poverty, create jobs and drive sustainable economic development.
It is part of the Welsh Government Rural Communities – Rural Development Programme 2014 –20, which is financed by the Welsh Government and European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD).
Ok, our laces are done. We’ll catch you later.
For more information, please visit www.chirkandtheceiriogvalley.co.uk.REPORT A POTHOLE