Home to rolling hills, quaint towns, historic churches and deserted beaches, Northumberland is a jewel in the crown of North East England. A popular holiday destination for visitors from abroad, as well as other parts of the UK, Northumberland is a great place to enjoy a family holiday, a romantic escape or an action-packed adventure trip with friends. If you’re planning to head up north, here is a brief guide to help you survive the rugged landscapes, ensure you see the best Northumberland has to offer and prevent accidents, such as slips, trips and falls.
Planning your itinerary
There’s plenty to see and do in Northumberland, so you’ll be spoiled for choice when it comes to drawing up your itinerary. From ancient churches and monuments and stately homes to sweeping beaches, museums, lively pubs and Hadrian’s Wall, there’s something for everyone. It’s a good idea to do some research online or to invest in a good guide book before you go, so that you can plan your days and get recommendations for hotels and restaurants.
Driving safely in Northumberland
Northumberland covers some pretty rugged terrain and you’ll probably find that your journeys take you along winding country roads. If you’re driving in the countryside, pay attention to the speed limits, give cars around plenty of space and watch out for cyclists and hikers. Keep your eyes on the road at all times to reduce the risk of road traffic accidents and be prepared to use your horn to alert people to your presence if you are on a single track road or you are about to go over a humpback bridge.
Staying safe on Northumberland’s beaches
The coast is rugged and beautiful and in the summer months, the beaches are very busy. If you’re off out for a day at the seaside, take care when going down steps onto the beach, which may be slippery and wear suitable footwear, which provides you with grip, to prevent slips and trips. The weather can be unpredictable, so keep an eye on the local forecast and watch out for warnings related to swimming in the sea; choose a beach, which is supervised by a lifeguard and stick to the designated safe swimming areas. Currents may be strong even when the sea looks calm so be careful and keep close to the shore.
In the unlikely event that you suffer injuries in a public place in Northumberland, such as a hotel, pub or supermarket, you may be eligible for public liability compensation, provided that you have evidence to prove that you were not at fault for the public place accident. Examples may include slip, trip or fall claims, which result from slipping on a wet floor, which was not marked or falling down stairs because a step was broken or the flooring was in poor condition, which did not meet health and safety standards. Call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 for more information about claiming no win, no fee* compensation.
Date Published: July 22, 2015
Author: Accident Advice