Loved the excitement of locating our first poem at Stonehaugh, but were disappointed at Greenhaugh circular walk where the hidden location isn"t obvious...nothing happened! A problem is keeping phone page "alive" while navigating muddy paths - will have to try again.
A great concept, which will take you to some unexpected places (sometimes with a bit of an adventure on the way: Dove Crag is quite the forest-busting expedition!). Simon Armitage's poems offer thought-provoking, moving ways of seeing the landscape. Some aspects could do with refinement, espcially the time the poems remain available. I appreciate the concept of only having them available in situ, but it would be good to be able to review them as you relax after the walk with a well-earned cuppa or pint. Having them open for, say, 12 hours rather than just two would allow this. Other things are more technical. The app downloads a lot of map data when first launched. That's absolutely necesary, but a well-mannered app should ask permission before doing it, or make clear it will only happen over WiFi. The geofence around each spot is quite large and the poems start playing automatically, so unless you're nifty on the pause button you hear the piece before you're actually on the spot, which is a shame. Lastly, the interface to get the poems to replay while you are on the spot is very clunky.
Went to Stonehaugh and Greenhaugh (and had my GPS switched on!) and really enjoyed the experience - will certainly be recommending this to others. Loved it
Poems in the air Walks that take you to a spot where you can unlock a poem by Simon Armitage written on that place
Updated to comply with new google policy to explicitly state app uses GPS, thereby, protecting user experience