Situated in Central England, the Cotswolds is a well-known Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Although there are some residential homes in the area as well as stately homes and small towns and villages, the area is known primarily for its beautiful scenery.
With many people travelling to the area just to walk alongside the Cotswold Hills or to take in the view, it is a popular tourist location. As the Cotswolds are the largest Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in the country, there has been great interest in the area. With over three hundred volunteer wardens conserving the site, it is well taken care of throughout the year.
As Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty are afforded the same protection as National Parks in the United Kingdom, the area has been well conserved. In addition to being an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the area has five European Special Areas of Conservation, three National Nature Reserves and over eighty Sites of Special Scientific Interest.
Due to this, many scientists, geologists and botanists regularly travel to the area in order to study or to examine the local flora and fauna. Whilst professionals are able to access the site, members of the public can also enjoy walking through the Cotswolds.
With numerous walking paths designed for all types of walkers, you can enjoy the Cotswolds at your own pace. Although the Cotswold Way is a long footpath, it is extremely popular and well-known. At over one hundred miles, the path runs the length of the Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and provides tremendous view of the area.
Of course, any countryside retreat can prove somewhat dangerous if you come unprepared. If, for example, you don’t walk regularly, you may want to start off on one of the shorter footpaths before you take on something more adventurous in order to avoid a Cotswold accident from occurring.
If you are hurt whilst you’re in the area or you suffer a Cotswold accident whilst visiting the Cotswold, you may want to find out who is responsible for the incident. If you were on someone else’s property at the time of the Cotswold accident and it wasn’t your fault, you may find that the owners could be held liable.
If, for example, you were on the grounds of a stately home and you had permission to be there, the owners could be responsible for any injuries that you suffered whilst on the land and you may be able to make a successful compensation claim against them. If you have been hurt or badly injured in a Cotswold accident and you’d like to learn more about making a claim an obtaining compensation, why not contact us? Just call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 if you’re calling from a mobile phone and we’ll do everything we can to help with your claim.
Date Published: 22nd June 2014