Wales Coast Explorer | Crywdro Arfordir Cymru: Launching 7 April 2022
Published 8th April 2022
Wales Coast Explorer | Crywdro Arfordir Cymru:
Launching 7 April 2022
Become a Wales Coast Explorer with us!
Explore the Welsh coast this Easter with the new, free Wales Coast Explorer | Crwydro Arfordir Cymru App.
From dramatic rocky cliffs to wide open beaches, Wales is a nation shaped by the sea. We invite you to discover this wonderful marine environment. Enjoy the rich experiences that it has to offer and help to maintain its wild and pristine nature by respecting it.
From our land, through our estuaries, to our seas, take the coastline in your pocket with the app’s handy features:
- Explore: Discover ancient sites and learn how to enjoy Welsh coasts.
- Identify: Plants and animals and other wildlife!
- Record: Become a citizen scientist by sharing your sightings.
This free app is the result of a collaboration between Pembrokeshire Coastal Forum and the network of managers who look after Wales’ special Marine Protected Areas, and other partners. These Marine Protected Areas are the go-to places to spot dolphins, seals and other amazing Welsh wildlife, as well as being home to shipwrecks, ancient forts and other fascinating archaeology.
This app builds on the popular Pembrokeshire Marine Code App, helping people to understand how to avoid disturbing wildlife and damaging habitats, while still enjoying the sights Wales has to offer.
Use the app to identify the wildlife you see on your trip, whether you want to spot the difference between a dolphin and a porpoise or identify invasive species.
The app even allows photos and reports of your wildlife sightings to be shared to local biodiversity information centres. This helps to build a national picture of where our biodiversity is thriving – and where it is less so.
What’s more, use the app to find archaeological discoveries like lost shipwrecks, submerged forests and other historical sites. Record your maritime archaeology finds, helping the Royal Commission for Ancient and Historical Monuments in Wales to understand the condition of our ancient sites.
As we escape to the coast for our holidays and adventures, discover the real Wales – and enjoy it even more. Your companion for all your Wales coast exploration, whether you are dolphin spotting or walking the Wales coastpath, adventuring by kayak or rockpooling on our sandy shores.
The app, which will be launching 7th April 2022, will be available on IOS and Android devices from your App Store.
From our land, through our estuaries to our seas – become a Wales Coast Explorer.
Search Wales Coast Explorer in your App Store from 7th April 2022! #WalesCoastExplorer #CrwydroArfordirCymru
“The App has been developed by Pembrokeshire Coastal Forum in partnership with the Wales Network of Marine Protected Areas and NRW, with support from partners across Wales. This project was funded by Welsh Government via the MPA Network Funding.”