There’s nothing quite like exploring the great outdoors, and there’s nowhere to do it quite like Dartmoor. A sprawling mass of captivating countryside and idyllic aesthetics, a holiday here can rival a trip to just about anywhere in the world.
That is, of course, providing the whole experience isn’t soured by a serious holiday injury and a need to claim for travel accident compensation. Fortunately, there are a number of basic yet essential tips you can follow to keep your adventure on Dartmoor free of travelling injuries and running smoothly.
How can I avoid an accident on holiday in Dartmoor?
The first step is to prepare well and know exactly where it is you are going and what to expect. Dartmoor is vast and many explorers get into trouble simply by getting lost. Accidents on holiday are one thing when you know where you are, but they are quite another in strange surroundings.
Packing-wise, it is best to have something for every eventuality. Fleeces, raincoats, jackets, sun hats, shorts, suncream and sunglasses should all be taken along for the adventure. After all, everyone knows how quickly the British weather can change. Untold numbers of holiday accidents are caused because of a sudden downpour that travellers are unprepared for.
The next step, having planned your trekking route and packed appropriately, is to inform people — either friends or hotel/campsite staff — exactly where you are going and what time you expect to be back. While nobody wants to think about injuries on holiday, a brief conversation detailing your whereabouts and timing can be vital to a safe outcome should you suffer an accident whilst travelling, as it means the search can begin quickly.
In this regard, it’s also highly advisable to pack enough food and drink to see out a long wait. Water and high-energy foods like protein bars are best. Local maps and a compass can also prove to be invaluable should technology fail you, while a basic first aid kit can deal with minor travelling injuries and limit the impact of more serious holiday accidents.
If you do suffer injuries on holiday, remember that you may well be due some holiday injury compensation. Accident Advice Helpline can assist with your claim and can offer:
- Over 15 years’ experience;
- A freephone line available 24/7;
- No win no fee* representation; and
- A high chance of settling out of court.
Call us today on 0800 689 0500 to get started on your claim.
Date Published: October 8, 2013
Author: David Brown