What is iWalk Cornwall?
iWalk Cornwall is a collection of thoughtfully-crafted circular walks and a guided walks mobile app created by two Trewarmett boys who are passionate about the mindboggling number of amazing things in Cornwall.
We have developed a guided walk app for Android and Apple, which is a convenient way of tracking where you are on the walk, reducing the chances of getting lost and allowing you to concentrate more fully on your surroundings. We charge £1.99 for the walks in this form, from which we receive £1.16 from Google/Apple, and the income from this pays towards our costs. The app includes a free walk (Lanhydrock Gardens) and a simulation mode so you can try out the functionality for yourself before purchasing any walks.
We are not a formal charity and don't rely on grants, however, iWalk Cornwall is a social enterprise run on charitable principles, working to:
- make Cornwall's natural environment and heritage more accessible to both locals and visitors
- help maintain Cornwall's footpath network through collaboration with the CORMAC countryside team including hands-on work to keep the paths clear
- support other local businesses and organisations
- promote the benefits to physical and mental well-being of walking, Cornwall's natural beauty and its fascinating history
Essentially, the more people who use our walks app, the more time we can afford to spend on creating new walks, further improving the existing ones and working towards these aims.
In addition to using our app, there are a few other ways you can help us with the project and these have been devised to cost you nothing other than a little time and possibly a few sheets of printer paper - more info on how you can help.
We are steadily adding new walks to the site, which we announce on facebook and twitter. The existing walks are also continually being updated for changes to the footpaths and with more information about the heritage and natural history as we find out about it ourselves (the app will automatically download any updates).