aMazing trails are a new type of outdoor trail consisting of a pirate themed virtual maze game, which you have to solve using the GPS and compass features on your mobile device.
The virtual mazes are located in hundreds of public parks across the UK. Sign up to participate and try an aMazing trail, entry is FREE, our only request is that if you enjoy the maze, please make a donation to Alzheimer's Research.
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EduTechWyse Ltd is a not for profit company, set up by Lin & Peter Horne, which is responsible for the development and support of the Walkwyse outside activity Web App and its aim of raising funds for Alzheimer's Research.
The Walkwyse Web App is a great way to enjoy a self guided trail or maze using your mobile phone, with GPS guidance and multimedia stories making an interesting walk even more enjoyable. Walking is a natural way to get the exercise we all need as well as being extremely important for mental health & general wellbeing.
In 2019 Lin was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s and the one thing she enjoys the most is walking, as does Peter. So creating an outside activity Web App for families, which anyone with a smart phone can access, seemed an obvious thing to do as a means of raising money for Alzheimer's Research.
As a technologist Peter has always been interested in seeing how technology can be applied to every day life. Having also trained as a guide at the National Arboretum at Westonbirt in 2018, he was well versed in leading walkers around a trail and providing them with fascinating facts about nature and history. During Covid lockdowns (when guiding was not possible at Westonbirt) he set about the challenge of converting this knowledge into brief audio/visual stories which could be GPS triggered at relevant locations around a walk with a webapp. Thus Walkwyse was born!
More recently the product has been significantly enhanced to support complex trails such as the new aMazing trails, which are virtual mazes. A competitive element has been included where individuals can try to get the higheste score by completing the maze in the shortest time & distance whilst collecting virtual treasure. Great fun for all the family!
In addition to Alzheimer’s research EduTechWyse supports Alzheimer's Society, Parkinson’s, Devon Air Ambulance, Field Studies Council (FSC), Devon Wildlife Trust and Children In Need. Lin & Peter are keen to support both education in the outdoors for the younger generation as well as help fund research to find cures for some of the devastating diseases of age.
Take one of our aMazing trails in a public park near to you and get to the top of the leader board by collecting as much treasure as possible in a quick time. You can take the maze as many times as you like and keep improving your score to become top of the leader board.
If there is not a maze in a suitable public park near you, please let us know and we will try and create one in time for you to take part in the competition.