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There may be an element of liability, but my guess is that there is a sign somewhere saying you use the area at you your own risk. I know this approach has been challenged in the past in the UK, but I'm not sure what the Gy law is ref this. Proving liability is very difficult and you would probably have to have written to the 'owners' of the road (or whoever is ultimatley responsible for the condition of it) expressing your concerns and informing them of you intention to pursue a claim. A long winded process I'm sure and even then no guarantee of a favourable result.