The smart new way to walk
Walkers along a picturesque stretch of the South West Coast Path in West Cornwall are now able to download detailed information about local walks by scanning the QR (Quick Response) barcode on four new map boards via an app found on their smart phone.
As part of its ongoing commitment to help improve the South West Coast Path in the immediate vicinity, Praa Sands Holiday Park, which is part of the Haulfryn Group, has funded the replacement of three faded, out-of-date information panels in the car parks and at other strategic locations at Praa Sands.
As Simon Spencer, general manager of Praa Sands Holiday Park, said: “We are proud to be able to support the South West Coast Path and are glad to have the opportunity to give something back to the local community. The area around Praa Sands is a relatively undiscovered part of Cornwall and with the help of the new boards and QR barcode technology, visitors to the area can explore it more easily.”
Cornwall Council’s countryside officer for West Cornwall Colin Bayes said: “I was delighted to work on this partnership project to help guide and enable access for the public to enjoy the beauty and tranquillity of the Cornish coast and countryside.”
In addition, walks are available for purchase at the holiday park. The money raised will then be used to fund improvements in the area.
The project is delivered as a partnership between Cornwall Council, Breage Parish Council, South West Coast Path Team, Praa Sands Holiday Park & was partly funded by the RDPE funded 'Unlocking our Coastal Heritage' project.
2 July 2011
Published on: Nov. 21, 2011