5th April 2012

Great ideas on the Wales Coast Path Challenge

Viv Alexander

We are getting some great ideas posted on our GeoVation Challenge ‘How can we connect communities and visitors along the Wales Coast Path?’

For instance, an idea for ‘Caban’ portable, off-grid accommodation system– to provide comfortable accommodation at appropriate locations along the Coastal Path without permanent development.  The ‘caban’ could operate on uneven ground with difficult access such as woodland or rocky terrain and be completely removed when needed. It could offer shelter and facility ‘hubs’ along the route on existing campsites or more remote sites and is underpinned by an environmentally ethical design  and can provide business opportunities for the community.

Or what about an Augmented Reality Guide to the Wales Coastal Path?  An idea to create a number of augmented reality films of sites throughout Wales  from different historic periods.

But these are just a couple of the ideas already submitted.  You can vote or comment on these or, if you have your own ideas that help stimulate economical business growth, encourage visitors or support communities using geographical data along the Wales Coast Path,  – then enter the GeoVation Challenge. The  best of these will be shortlisted to attend a weekend camp to develop their ideas further and finalists will be invited to a Showcase where they can pitch for a share of £125 000 funding to make their ideas happen.  You have until 2 May to enter.