The village of Great Strickland is located 8 km south-east of Penrith and lies in the Eden Valley that separates the Cumbrian Mountains and the Pennines. The village is situated in close proximity to the M6 motorway, the West Coast Main Line and to the west the village borders on the River Leith.
The lovely Eden Valley is a popular holiday destination with hikers. Many tourists use the friendly market town of Penrith as their starting point to explore the valley. The most famous walking visitor was surely Wainwright, who loved the Howgill Fells in particular and came here often to enjoy the many excellent riverside walks.
To the west of the Eden Valley, which follows the course of the River Eden, lie the Lake District Fells and the Pennines lie to the east. In between visitors can explore the verdant countryside with its pretty sandstone villages and traditional market towns.
The River Eden attracts many hobby fishermen and women, too, offering one of the best salmon and trout fishing in the North of England. Tourists have plenty to explore in the valley, from Lacy’s Caves and Eden Benchmarks, ten interesting sculptures dotted around the landscape and set in dramatic locations designed to act as benches for hikers.
The Eden Valley is also home to one of Britain’s most photographed, scenic railways. The Settle to Carlisle line traverses the valley, starting at Warcop, which is now in Cumbria but was formerly located in Westmoreland. Stopping at Appleby and Kirkby Stephen, the heritage railway line is a great way to make the most of a short visit, as the journey takes in some of the most picturesque places en route.
If you boarded the heritage train and had an accident because the train derailed due to driver error, you could make an injury claim in Great Strickland and receive compensation. If you joined a guided walk and your guide, who was supposed to lead you safely through the countryside, lead you into danger, you could probably make an injury claim in Great Strickland – provided you could prove that your guide was negligent in his or her duties.
Where can you make an injury claim in Great Strickland?
In rural areas it can be quite a challenge to find an accident solicitor who is best suited to your injury claim in Great Strickland and offers no win no fee services.
Help is at hand though: you can call Accident Advice Helpline 24/7 and receive honest, expert advice, while being under no obligation to proceed with a claim. Call the Helpline on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993, if you’re ringing from your mobile.
Their advisor will tell you, if you have a valid claim and how much that claim is worth.
If you’re not sure if you qualify for making an injury claim in Great Strickland, visit the Accident Advice Helpline’s website and complete a simple test. It’ll take just 30 seconds to complete. At the end a compensation calculator will give you an instant estimate of how compensation you might be entitled to, which is based on your injuries.
Date Published: 25th September 2013