Section 164 Of The Highways Act 1980
. Very Interesting read.
"In practice, most Local Authority Highways Departments usually consider that barbed wire lower than eight feet from the ground could be a nuisance to highway users. Being a nuisance means that it is likely to cause injury to people or animals using the highway".
So in other words, wandering down a public route on the right side of the fence and having your ankle gashed and slashed to near death via Alton Towers' deadly loose barbed wire, is sure enough a nuisance to highway users?! I wonder, does the above quote include wild animals too, as per the entangled dead wild pheasant that met it's death in Alton Towers' deadly low laying, less than eight foot, touching the floor, deterrent?!
It's also worth pointing out that the particular section of perimeter fence in question can be accessed from within the park. Mainly from the Forbidden Valley end following an open and free route which runs below the woodland walk pathway. It's not hard to find, it's a simple left turn at the bottom of the stairs, under the archway. It's at this end of the perimeter fence where the deathly barbed wire lays hidden, at knee height, curled in a continuous corkscrew like way (all the way down to the old railway, now pathway) and about a foot and half in diameter.
No warning signs. A complete barbed wire jungle on the outside of the fence on the public highway. An even worse barbed wire jungle on the inside of the fence which is totally accessible by park guests and visitors, again with no warning signs. For a theme park that claims to be the best in the UK, it's not very professional or wise in the slightest! Just ensure, that if you do venture down either side of the fence, which your completely fine to do so, make sure you be careful!