A free app produced by Audio Trails Ltd – Derbyshire born and bred!
With the Discover Derbyshire & Peak District app you’ll discover which suburb was built by a Russian wrestler, where Liquorice Allsorts were invented, how a duck made a lasting impression in a tree and why a social outcast had a hamlet named after him – and much more besides!
Uncover lesser-known cultural highlights in Derbyshire and the Peak District. This gps-triggered app contains a growing directory of fascinating places of interest and walking trails.
At the heart of this free app are personal stories and some of the best archive photography the region has to offer. Use this app to compare now and then. Fade old images of Derbyshire into your camera view to see how today’s scene has changed and listen to and read local residents stories that bring the past to life.
Over 200 ‘hidden gems’ and walks to discover across the region. Trigger automatically with GPS or select from the interactive map or Place list.
Get notification alerts when you wander past a place of interest, even if your device is locked.
The app contains written stories, oral histories and fantastic contemporary and archive photography.
No mobile reception required – all the content is stored on the app.
“As a local boy I was impressed by the range and depth of lesser known places and topics you’ve unearthed. Definitely not the usual run of the mill, to be expected content – well done!”
James Berresford, CEO at Visit England
“This app fits in perfectly with the aims of our Made in Derbyshire campaign, highlighting the best that Derbyshire has to offer and showcasing the county’s people, places, products and heritage.”
Ann Wright, Head of Arts for Derbyshire County Council
“Fantastic app very informative, if you like local history this app is for you!! Would recommend this app to walking groups, families, new people living in the area. Lots to see and do!”
“Derbyshire is a fascinating and vibrant place for people to experience. I am confident that this innovative new app will allow visitors to experience Derbyshire to its fullest.”
Some areas of Derbyshire and the Peak District are better represented than others in this app. Do you have stories, trails/walks, images or oral histories you would like to add to this app? Please get in touch. We are especially keen to hear from community groups who may hold collections of local history, photographs and/or audio – the app is a great way to share your archives with a wider audience.
Would you like to us to create content, an app or other heritage project for you? We can do that too!
Take a look at our tagboard to see what people have been sharing (using the hashtag #discoverderbyshire) as they use the Discover Derbyshire and Peak District app.