How can we connect communities and visitors along the Wales Coast Path?

How can we encourage visitors to the Wales Coast Path and help stimulate economic growth in the coastal communities.
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

How can we connect communities and visitors along the Wales Coast Path?

Submitted by (@cheadleand)

Experience Wales

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 »

Voting

21 votes

How can we connect communities and visitors along the Wales Coast Path?

Submitted by (@mspicer)

Keep the Coastal Path Tidy Community App and Website

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 »

Voting

12 votes

How can we connect communities and visitors along the Wales Coast Path?

Submitted by (@a.plows)

‘The coastal mAPP’

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 »

Voting

9 votes

How can we connect communities and visitors along the Wales Coast Path?

Submitted by (@stephenjamesmiller)

Near Field Comms information/advertising provision to mobiles

Attach RFID or Near field communication (NFC) tags to sign posts at intervals along the path. Colour code according to the information they contain. For example: Red tags are way points that can be logged on your phone to provide evidence of completion (and collection of a certificate) at tourist centres and/or pubs at either end of the trail. Blue tags provide information on businesses nearby for food and/or accommodation ...more »

Voting

6 votes

How can we connect communities and visitors along the Wales Coast Path?

Submitted by (@davidevs)

360 Virtual Tours of Key Locations

Provide an online interactive map displaying virtual tours of key areas along the path. This valuable aid would provide a snap-shot of the area, and display valuable information in the form of charts (distance between points, ascent and descent and type of terrain), maps, points of interest, etc. My Pembrokeshire Tour can be viewed at: www.panophotography.com/360pembrokeshiretour

Voting

5 votes

How can we connect communities and visitors along the Wales Coast Path?

Submitted by (@ianturner)

GPS Driven Local Information for Residents and Visitors

Building on existing GPS systems linked with local on-line information on the regions history, geography, facilities and local businesses, people will be able to discover the wonder of the Welsh coast through a free mobile app. Tying together relevant local websites and using the Wiki model, new data and pictures will provide the continuously updated definitive source of locally related information helping visitors and ...more »

Voting

2 votes

How can we connect communities and visitors along the Wales Coast Path?

Submitted by (@dav000)

Am Gariad Mon Llenwi Bwlch

This website project engages the community to address the shift from our current unsustainable culture to a real-world sustainable future through our love of Anglesey. We present Anglesey as an international exemplar exploring and modelling this transition. We want to develop the coastal path for community engagement for inspiration, participation and ownership of this shift. Community Engagement is our chosen ...more »

Voting

1 vote

How can we connect communities and visitors along the Wales Coast Path?

Submitted by (@pol000)

Grid to easily plan and do customer defined walking routes

The idea is to incorporate the whole coastal area for walking by creating a grid of walking stretches (eg of about 1 or 2 miles long) - also inland - where the intersections are numbered/labeled. The user can then,through apps, make her/his own route by connecting the numbered intersections, creating any custom route wanted, saving it and using it for walking. Specific points of interest, cafes, accomodation can be ...more »

Voting

0 votes