On the 14th August 2006 my son Christopher drowned at Capel Curig aged 15. Since then I have set up River And Sea Sense to educate children as to the dangers of water. See www.riverandseasense.com and also www.watersafetymap.co.uk The new Wales Coast Path creates a need for joined up communications, to ensure safety, provide informations on locations for assistance and social interaction. There are certain risks to ...more »
How can we connect communities and visitors along the Wales Coast Path?
Before you submit an idea please read the problems we identified Could your idea help solve any of these problems?
Remember the best ideas can win a slice of £125 000 in funding to get started.
The problems are grouped into 7 main themes:
Theme 1: Facilities for all
Theme 2: Opportunities for business
Theme 3: Community engagement
Theme 4: Accessible information
Theme 5: Infrastructure
Theme 6: Funding and Policy Making
Theme 7: Making plans
Theme 8: Marketing, communications and branding
Theme 9: Geography and environment
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The Challenge closed at 12 noon on 2 May 2012
An application which allows the users to easily locate different geological sites and fields of activity along the coastal path.
We aim to attract new visitors to Wales by making a mobile application (GEM) linked to a central web interface to allow challenge/learning games to be developed freely by strategic partners. The games would follow the format of Treasure hunt/orienteering exercises providing an engagement with younger generations. The application would be sold through the android and iphone store for a nominal fee but licenses to create ...more »
The project proposed is a digitally managed service to support volunteering that provide rich life experiences and sustained memories along with community service around Wales. It will allow young people to build and design custom experiences through an on-line map based management system. Once they have planned their route they will be able to book activities or apply to take part in volunteering opportunities locally ...more »
The ‘Caban’ system can provide comfortable accommodation at appropriate locations along the Coastal Path without permanent development – www.vistacraft.co.uk. It can operate on uneven ground with difficult access such as woodland or rocky terrain and be completely removed when required. It will be possible to offer shelter and facility ‘hubs’ along the route on existing campsites or more remote sites. Underpinned by ...more »
Based on the idea of the Japanese viewpoint. where, for instance, the 'Philosophers Path' Kyoto with its temples, shrines and memorials have points to view the cherry blossom of Spring, the greens of summer, maple reds in Autumn, snow in winter. It has become one of the most important tourist spots in Kyoto . For here, you walk and stand at the right place to view the harmony and beauty of nature where all things are ...more »
We want to make the Welsh coastal path a sustainable foodie destination by promoting local food businesses and Wales' natural wealth of year-round wild food.
My idea is to create an online route planning website to help walkers on the Wales Coast path, by offering route information from campsites and other accommodation on-route, local shops, tidal information, pubs & cafes, toilets, camping shops, points of interest, drinking water availability, public transport links etc. Having all this information in 1 place would make it a valuable resource for backpackers and walkers ...more »
This project would enable all schools to become part of the coast path, which might be right on their doorstep, maybe allowing a school to monitor a stretch of the path near their school and then post photos, videos of their section, opening the path up to the whole world.
It would cover and involve many parts of the national curriculum, geography, ICT, English, Welsh, maths, science to name but a few
Proposal is to create a number of augmented reality films of sites throughout Wales. They would be from different historic periods.
The idea is an app that would encourage coastal path users to report and supply photographs of issues that affect the enjoyment of the coastal path . e.g. fly-tipping , graffiti or damage. The app would be designed so path users can easily and quickly report a problem on the path. As the app is geo aware it could link immediately to e.g. local authorities, business or Keep Wales Tidy (KWT)volunteer groups, Eco schools ...more »
We all love a good story, local legends, amazing incidents, tales of ghosts or something really funny. Right along the Welsh coast path I am sure there are loads of fabulous stories, that I for one, would love to visit and hear. This idea is to create a story telling platform, where stories can be uploaded and given a location. Story tellers can use their best creative skills to tell their story in their own unique way, ...more »
Marketing Campaign. We want to encourage visitors to the paths and beaches during out of season months, and give local businesses the opportunity to maximise income beyond the tourist season.
We will trial a multi-layered HTML based bilingual app which provides information, advice and opinion on a wide range of features found in a specific section of the coastal path, building up for the user a fascinating and wide ranging body of knowledge. The app will launch live and be trialled/piloted- maintained and developed- over a 3 month period: this is a live feasibility study. See http://wiss.co.uk/coastalmapp.pdf ...more »
Simply to create a highly detailed elevation plan of the Welsh Coast Path on and open platform that could be used by anyone wanting to promote the path on their website.