On a walk from Brotherilkeld up to Great Moss along the Esk last week it was heartbreaking to see the amount of discarded plastic bottles and cans desecrating this beautiful area. I picked up all I could find and binned them when I got home. I know no sensible walker would ever drop their rubbish and once again it is the small minority of morons who spoil it for everyone else. Could I just urge walkers to do their bit and pick up any rubbish they find, don't just walk on and think it's somebody else's problem, thanks.
Ah, you are the Great Litter Fairy! I'm always disappointed by the amount of litter I see, not just on the popular fells but the quiet ones too - like back o' skidda. I fail to understand why people drop tissues on the path almost creating a lifeline back to where they started. Can't they see it themselves, I wonder?
Probably not. I assume they are getting something out of their pocket and the inevitable tissue follows. Now banana skins... that's a different matter... grrrrrrr To my shame I encountered half a dozen freshly discarded ones draped around the old mine on the Old Man of Coniston, then caught up with the half a dozen large lads that had discarded them... and didn't say anything.