The Peak District is a popular tourist destination all year round. However, as this area is very hilly and quite high above sea level, it can be cold in the winter. Here are our top tips to staying safe whilst visiting the Peak District to avoid a travel accident.
Wrap up warm
When the temperatures drop, make sure you wrap up warm before heading out to explore the Peak District. The last thing you want is a travel accident because you didn’t put enough layers on. Especially make sure you wear gloves and a hat as you lose a lot of body heat through your head and hands.
Being dehydrated and cold can make it more likely for a travel accident to occur. This is because your body is less active in the cold. Your blood pumps slower and you may find your movements are more sluggish. If you add dehydration to this then it can make you much more likely to sustain a travel injury either from falling over or even passing out from lack of fluid and heat.
Plan ahead and be prepared
When you decide to head out into the countryside of the Peak District to explore the beauties the area offers, there are certain precautions you should take in the winter months. First of all, make sure you take a map and a compass with you. This means that should you sustain a travel accident and need help, you will be able to explain roughly where you are. As well as this, make sure you pack essential supplies such as water, food, a blanket and a torch as well as spare batteries. These may well come in handy and could help prevent a travel injury being worsened by the weather.
Don’t travel alone
When you go out, especially in the winter, don’t walk alone. It is much safer to travel in groups because if one of the members in the group has a slip, trip or fall there is help on hand straight away to carry out simple first aid or call for help if needed.
If you have had a travel accident in the Peak District or anywhere else in the world within the last 3 years that wasn’t your fault you may be able to make a claim.
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Date Published: December 9, 2015
Author: David Brown