I've been wondering about this for a while but a mates incident today has got me fired up.
I understand that if 'someone' is to scratch a fresh trail into the land without permission, that is vandalism.
But if 'someone else' was to happen to be out riding and see a fresh line, and decide to follow it, is that then trespass?
If 'Stickman' wanders down this same fresh scratch, is he also trespassing?
And if 'someone else' is happily bimbling along the fresh scratch and happens to find 'Stickmans' trap under his wheels, is anyone liable for anything?
What's the legal line on 'Stickmans' traps?
I guess what I really want to know is what I would say to Stickman if I caught him in the act, but knowing that his response is simply 'well, you shouldn't be here', what, if any, is the Mountain Bicyclists defence to Stickman deliberately setting a trap to injure another person?