X-Trails and the X-Trails Audio Guide;
It all started out of curiosity and a sense of adventure. Books, documentaries and even museums seemed to miss something.
To experience the scale of the Solar System a model had to be constructed outdoors.. unless you want to look at planets through a microscope, and so we did back in 1996. We punched holes through aluminium sheets and hanged them to the planets distance scale along a two mile trail. The wow factor is what got us to make another one for others to experience. Many trails later and feedback from people of various ages and nationalities, we have designed our latest trail + audio guide.
We currently offer the following choices for installation;
X-Trails/Solar System – 10 displays + audio guide for trails from 100 yards in length and up to a mile.
X-Trails/Atmosphere – 6 displays + audio guide for trails from 50 yards in length and up to 1/2 mile.
Coming soon – X-Trails/ A Journey to the Centre of the Earth – 6 displays + audio guide for trails of 50 yards and up to 1/2 mile.
Reality is Awe Inspiring
X-Trails mission is to enhance trails and public walks into attractive and meaningful experiences. In a world where attention is increasingly turning to virtual digital worlds, the future of public recreation is in interactive and inspiring amenities. The Universe and our appearance in it are awe inspiring. Lets get in touch with this mind blowing reality.
Experience of Another Scale
The X-Trails display is not just informative and fun. Its design dimensions demonstrate the true scale of the Solar System and the Atmosphere. Today most people know what the Earth looks like. It is much harder to visualise the Solar System. A true scaled model of the Solar System, representing both the size of the Sun and Planets AND the distances between them, cannot be demonstrated in a book, in the classroom or even a museum. The mile long display to scale allows a person to be immersed in the overwhelming sense of space, feel the far reaching influence of the sun and see the Earth as a precious living blue dot in the dark void.
Active Outdoor Education
Using QR codes on each of the 10 displays spread over a mile, children and adults are encouraged to go the length of the trail, unlocking as they go further segments of an audio guide.
The product is manufactured high quality and engineering standard. It is shipped ready to install with an installation guide. E-mail and phone support is available for every installation.
The content of the audio guide has contributed to and audited by scientists down to the space art on the signage.
The app is free to download. We do not gather or use user information. We do not display ads or other third party content.