Whether you travel alone, as a family, in a group or as a couple, when you choose to take time out and travel to the Lake District for your summer sojourn, you do so in the hope of a relaxing break away at the heart of one of Britain’s areas of natural beauty.
The Lake District is brimming with mountainous terrain and vast, deep lakes. It is likely that you will want to explore the area’s natural beauty, which will of course put you at risk of slips, trips and falls during your break away.
Staying safe in the Lake District
As its picturesque image suggests, the Lake District is generally a safe area of the UK to visit. Crime rates are low and locals are friendly. The area thrives off its visitors and is welcoming of those choosing to holiday in the Lake District over the summer season.
That being said, there are some health and safety hazards to bear in mind when travelling to the Lake District.
When exploring the heights and great green expanses, be careful of your footing to prevent trips and falls. By planning your route in advance, you will minimise the risk of getting lost when trekking, which is a very real possibility, no matter how familiar you are with the area.
Local travel information centres will have guides with suggested routes to follow, and you may even be able to join a local tour or group.
If you do decide to take to the waters, be sure to wear safety protective attire, and hire your boat from one of the certified businesses around the edge of the lake.
Watch out for cobbled roads too! Many streets in the Lake District are full of unexpected lumps and bumps which can cause trips and falls. Wear sensible footwear to minimise your risk of holiday injuries.
Claiming compensation for accidents in the Lake District
If you have been involved in an accident in the Lake District and you believe someone else is to blame, Accident Advice Helpline may be able to help you determine liability and uncover whether you have a claim eligible for personal injury compensation.
For more information, speak with one of our specialist advisors today via our freephone helpline number, 0800 689 0500.
Date Published: April 29, 2016
Author: Accident Advice