Audio tours sound the way

Published Monday 24 August 2009

Walkers can take their own guide with them to discover the history and wildlife of the National Park thanks to four new audio tours.

The downloadable tours on the National Park Authority’s website celebrate Alice Liddell, the inspiration behind Lewis Carroll’s ‘Alice in Wonderland’, D-Day at Lepe Country Park, the history of the airfield at Stoney Cross and a tour around the Lymington-Keyhaven Nature Reserve taking in the local bird population.

Jim Mitchell, Interpretation Officer, said: ‘The New Forest is bursting with so much history and wildlife, we wanted these tours to show a different side of the Forest - its role during World War II, the coastline and its influence on literature.

‘The tours are best listened to while you’re on the walk, after downloading them to your audio or MP3 player. However you can also listen to them on our website and follow the walk online via interactive maps.’

Local experts, rangers, archaeologists and war veterans feature in the commentary which is narrated by ex-BBC presenter James Harrison.

To download a National Park audio tour visit www.newforestnpa.gov.uk/tours_and_trails.

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Media Contact:
Karen Evans, Communications Officer, New Forest National Park Authority
Tel: 01590 646650
Email: karen.evans@newforestnpa.gov.uk

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