A popular walk associated with one of Montgomeryshire’s renowned hymn writers can now be enjoyed further thanks to the introduction of an audioguide, Powys County Council has announced.
Walkers can now listen to an audioguide of the beautiful Ann Griffiths Walk, which stretches for seven miles down the Vyrnwy Valley from Pont Llogel to Pont Robert. The audioguide can be downloaded onto a MP3 player.
Once downloaded, the audioguide will tell you about the interesting places along the trail and about Ann Griffiths – the 18th Century hymn writers who took her inspiration from the beautiful local landscape. There is also an app about the walk for playing on the iPhone.
The council’s Countryside Services Team, who manages the trail, has worked with Julie and David Dean from Audio Guide Productions Ltd to produce this audioguide and app. The audioguide includes interviews from Nia Rhosier, custodian of the John Hughes Centre at Pont Robert, and Rab Jones, the council’s Senior Rights of Way Officer.
Ginny Cooke, the council’s Recreational Trails Officer, said: “It is interesting to work with these new techniques that can give people an opportunity to look, listen and learn as they stroll through the great Powys countryside.
“As mobile reception along this walk is not brilliant, both the audioguide and app should be downloaded before a visit.”
The audioguide and app can be accessed by visiting www.powystrails.org.uk
There is also an excellent booklet for the trail, priced at £2.50, available from Welshpool Tourist Information Centre, Llwydiarth (Pont Llogel) Post Office or directly from the council’s Countryside Services Team by calling 01597 827567.