The village of Grafham is best known for its enormous lake or reservoir, namely Grafham Water, which was created by capturing a valley full of water. It has a circumference of ca. 16 km or 10 miles. Grafham lies within the county of Cambridgeshire and is located in the Huntingdon district. The reservoir is the third largest in England by area, measuring 6.28 square kilometres or 1,550 acres in size. At its longest point, Grafham Water is 3 miles long.
Grafham is located some 60 miles distance north of London. The nearest larger towns are Cambridge, Peterborough, Northampton and Bedford. The area is accessible thanks to the nearby A1 and A14 junction.
Although Grafham Water is a reservoir predominantly created for Anglian Water to pipe drinking water to the surrounding villages, locals have wholeheartedly embraced the lake as their favourite recreational destination. On the western side of the reservoir a nature reserves provides a protected habitat for many different species of animals and plants, which is accessible for walkers and cyclists thanks to a 9 mile long path surrounding the lake.
Local residents use the reservoir for a variety of leisure activities including walking, bird-watching, sailing, fly fishing and cycling. The local association of fly fishers is particularly active, and anyone interested in joining will soon find a chance to fish for brown and rainbow trout in the lake.
Grafham Water Sailing Club is also popular with families looking for a leisure activity they can do together. In places, Grafham Water is 1.5 miles wide, making it one of the best inland sailing destinations in the country. With a membership boasting 1,000 people, 600 boats and a history spanning some 50 years, the sailing club is one of the most experienced in Britain and has professional safety staff on hand at all times.
Learning to sail a boat can be a thrilling experience, when an expert shows you how to handle a dinghy, sailboard, day keelboat or catamaran. However, with an inexperienced coxswain in charge who is too reckless to exercise good judgement, sailing a stretch of water as large as Grafham Water can end in tragedy.
Naturally, the Grafham Water Sailing Club have expert trainers and power boats that come to their members’ rescue, trained First Aiders and safety boat crews who know what to do in a crisis. Sadly, there will always be some sailing enthusiasts who’ll turn up with the attitude “it’s a boat – how hard can it be to float around in it?” and promptly fall into the lake, requiring rescue services to fish them out again. Who gets hurt in the process doesn’t seem to interest such reckless sailors.
If you were the innocent victim of a boating accident, you can make a compensation claim Grafham for compensation, provided your accident happened within the last 3 years.
Where do you make a comepnsation claim Grafham?
Simple contact the Accident Advice Helpline on their Freephone numbers 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 and speak to an advisor, who can allocate your compensation claim Grafham to one of their no win no fee* legal partners.