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Smartphone nature trails launched at Hainault Forest Country Park

PUBLISHED: 15:00 06 June 2015

The council is launching two new interactive nature trails at Hainault Forest Country Park. The trails are self-guided audio tours accessed via a smartphone or tablet.  They provide information on the history of the park as as well as existing habitats and species which can be found there using engaging and interactive channels including audio, video, description and games for children.
Councillor Dev Sharma.

The council is launching two new interactive nature trails at Hainault Forest Country Park. The trails are self-guided audio tours accessed via a smartphone or tablet. They provide information on the history of the park as as well as existing habitats and species which can be found there using engaging and interactive channels including audio, video, description and games for children. Councillor Dev Sharma.

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Walking in the park was given a modern twist as visitors went on an interactive nature trail.

The council is launching two new interactive nature trails at Hainault Forest Country Park. The trails are self-guided audio tours accessed via a smartphone or tablet.  They provide information on the history of the park as as well as existing habitats and species which can be found there using engaging and interactive channels including audio, video, description and games for children. The council is launching two new interactive nature trails at Hainault Forest Country Park. The trails are self-guided audio tours accessed via a smartphone or tablet. They provide information on the history of the park as as well as existing habitats and species which can be found there using engaging and interactive channels including audio, video, description and games for children.

Redbridge Council launched two nature trails at Hainault Forest Country Park in Romford Road, Chigwell, on Thursday, which involved self-guided audio tours accessed through smartphones and tablets.

The few who tested out the audio tours for the first time got to learn about the history of the park, its habitats and animals that can be found in the ancient woodland.

Trail organiser Jennifer Baker said: “It was really good, we’ve got everything from video clips of a drone surveying the whole park to interactive games for children.

“It’s a really good reason to come here. It adds to the experience of the park and it enhances what the park has to offer.”

The council is launching two new interactive nature trails at Hainault Forest Country Park. The trails are self-guided audio tours accessed via a smartphone or tablet.  They provide information on the history of the park as as well as existing habitats and species which can be found there using engaging and interactive channels including audio, video, description and games for children. The council is launching two new interactive nature trails at Hainault Forest Country Park. The trails are self-guided audio tours accessed via a smartphone or tablet. They provide information on the history of the park as as well as existing habitats and species which can be found there using engaging and interactive channels including audio, video, description and games for children.

She added: “It’s more than just a walk in the park.”

Both the Forest Walk Trail, which explores what the forest was like 500 years ago, and the Sculpture Trail, which follows a trail of sculptures at the park and how the park was managed throughout the years, can be downloaded by visiting hainaulttrails.org

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