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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    Survivor guide: Hiking in the Lake District

    The Lake District is one of the UK’s most treasured gems. Home to stunning crystal-clear lakes, rugged mountains and quaint villages bursting with tea shops and traditional English pubs, The Lakes have something for everyone, from those who like to push their bodies to the limit to those looking to unwind and enjoy high tea with a view.

    If you’re planning an adventure trip to Cumbria later this year, here are some recommendations to help you stay safe and swerve slips, trips and falls:

    Plan ahead

    If you’re a hiking enthusiast and you’re gearing up for a weekend in the Lake District, it’s always beneficial to plan ahead so that you know where you are going, the level of difficulty you are facing and what to take with you. Do some research into hikes and routes and always take a good map and a compass with you.

    Sort out your hiking kit

    When you’re clambering up mountains and navigating treacherous terrain, you don’t want to be weighed down, but there are some essential items you should carry with you on a hike. These include a first aid kit, a compass, some warm layers, a water bottle, a mobile phone and a whistle, which will help you to attract attention if you suffer injuries or in the event of a slip or trip. Always tell somebody where you are going before you set off and maintain regular contact to let them know that you are safe.

    Look out for weather updates and safety warnings

    Hiking is a relatively safe pursuit, but there are potential hazards to be wary of; the weather is unpredictable at the best of times and in the Lake District, conditions can be very dangerous, especially in the winter months. Watch local weather forecasts, check the Met Office website and look out for local weather warnings and updates from the Coast Guard and Mountain Rescue teams before you set off. If there are warnings in place, it is advisable to avoid hiking until the adverse conditions pass. If you do decide to go out, you may be at risk of suffering potentially serious injuries.

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    Is it possible to claim for an accident in The Lakes?

    If you have been involved in an accident in a public place in The Lakes or any other part of the UK, it may be possible to make a public liability compensation claim.

    In order to be awarded no-win no-fee** compensation for a public place accident or slip, trip or fall injuries, you must be able to prove that you were not at fault for the incident. If you would like more information about personal injury claims or you would like advice from an experienced legal team, contact Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500.

    Date Published: July 22, 2015

    Author: Accident Advice

    Accident Advice Helpline (or AAH) is a trading style of Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited. Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited is a company registered in England and Wales with registration number 07931918, VAT 142 8192 16, registered office Dempster Building, Atlantic Way, Brunswick Business Park, Liverpool, L3 4UU and is an approved Alternative Business Structure authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. Authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

    Disclaimer: This website contains content contributed by third parties, therefore any opinions, comments or other information expressed on this site that do not relate to the business of AAHDL or its associated companies should be understood as neither being held or endorsed by this business.

    No-Win No-Fee: *Subject to insurance costs. Fee payable if case not pursued at client's request.