Now live on Apple's App store and Google's Play store is our new free new mobile app which gives an interactive guide to all of the Welsh Marilyns. Search on Y Marilyns to download the app or download from each app store.
We created the app since it supports one of the aims of RHSoc, which is to promote an interest in the many benefits of relative hills. We also hope it will be useful for members. I'm certainly looking forward to using it myself in the years ahead. I've found when testing that it's a great way to quickly find a recommended starting point for the walk.
It is easy and free to download and gives a photo, short route description and background on each hill, Plus, there is a map of each Marilyn in Wales which is great for planning trips and you a checklist showing which hills you have climbed, together with bag listings.
We're very grateful to Doug Colton for enabling this to happen (Doug also produced the Ethels app showcasing Peak District hills), Barry Smith for coordinating everything, and others including Gerry Bowes, Alex Cameron, Graham Illing, Denise Mclellan, Myrddyn Phillips, Mark Trengove, for their contributions and support.
It can be used for ticking off the hills that you climb, but it's likely members are already using Hill Bagging or another app for that. Where this should help is with trip and route planning since it features:
- An interactive map showing roads and hills completed
- A recommended starting point, short route description and background for each hill (less need to check through the Hill Bagging descriptions and available when offline)
- A photo which gives you a feel for the character of the hills
- A list of all hills
Comments and suggestions are welcome and if you're interested in contributing route descriptions or photos for an upcoming English version, do get in touch via the RHSoc website.
If you're not bagging the Welsh Marilyns or have already completed them, then treat it as a 'coffee-table app' and enjoy the pictures.
Watch this space for news on an English Marilyns app!