Word counts

As you place markers, you’ll see your word limits appearing below the track titles. These match average walking speed and talking speed to the distance between two locations. You can also download a rich text file with a list of location titles and word counts. Just look for a blue button below the map on the Locations tab.

Two locations, with the talk times and word counts displayed below the titles.

Remember, the word limit only applies while the listener is walking. If you don’t have enough time to tell a story, simply ask them to stop, or suggest a place for them to sit down nearby. You’ve bought yourself time, but try to keep the script for every location below 750 words (5 minutes), because most people’s attention wanders if you speak for longer. If you don’t stop them, listeners might pass the next trigger area while other audio is still playing. If that happens, the next location’s audio won’t play.