Climate change – see the impact on South West Coast Path with immersive technology

We are all able to enjoy some bright sunshine and getting out and about in the open air at the moment. The temperature is rising, that’s undeniable! One of the big issues of the day is climate change and it was top of the agenda for the UK and other countries when leaders came to Cornwall recently for the G7 Summit.
To raise awareness, the South West Coast Path Association, as part of the Interreg VISTA project, has developed a virtual interactive trail, a webGL application and interface showing and explaining climate change at Slapton Sands and Ley.

The WebGL version presents 4 points of interest, 360 degree images in which the user can, with the help of a cursor, see how the the landscape has changed over the decades. Point C is a presentation of 6 species of birds present on the site, whose existence could be threatened as the ecosystem changes.

Visitors can enjoy the walk along the coastal path while learning about the ecosystem in a fun way. The app with AR option will be available in iOS and Android stores later in August.

See SWCP dedicated page:


Unity WebGL Player | Climate Trial (

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The online experience is part of a research project to boost visitor numbers and we would like to hear your views on whether the online teasers for these new experiences are likely to encourage people to visit the site in person.