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Peak District - an eye sore


Photography and music are my two passions. I edited photography magazines for around 20 years and launched the UK's first digital imaging magazine. I founded ePHOTOzine and was owner / publisher until 2013. The photos in my portfolio are ones I like from shoots I do in any spare time I have.
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Peak District - an eye sore

19 Mar 2012 12:00AM   Views : 5697 Unique : 692

I spent a few hours at one of my favourite locations - Black Clough. Annoyingly people have decided it's a place to have picnic...but it's in the middle of nowhere so not designated a picnic spot and, as such, has no bins or collection service. Any sensible person would understand this and take their rubbish home, but oh no not these (insert four letter word)s

They are capable of taking 24 packs of lager down from the road on a fairly long walk from the car to this beauty spot, but they are not capable of taking back the empties - seen here in bags dumped under a rock.


Around the location I found half eaten strawberries (not a problem) but the plastic packet they came in and an empty carton of yoghurt was, cheep champagne bottle, water bottles, beer cans plastic bags. And, despite a sign saying no fires / barbecues, they've lit fires, close to trees to shelter and one directly under a tree which is now badly burnt.

How do we stop these idiots ruining our countryside?! I wish just for a day they could see what would happen if everyone did the same. I want them to walk through 6in deep rubbish so it ruins their shoes. I want the smell to penetrate their nostrils, and I want them to feel uncomfortable and as disappointed as I did when I saw this mess.

Tags: Rubbish Trash Scum


KathyW 13 1.8k 12 Norfolk Island
19 Mar 2012 12:35AM
They are trash... I doubt they'd care because they will probably never go there again. See it every day on country lanes, scummy people just stop and chuck all their rubbish out of the car. We're at least 15 miles from a McDonalds or similar, so why do they bring the packaging all the way here to dump it? Some of them think it's even okay to tip their garden rubbish (yew and laurel hedge clippings etc) over the gate into a field full of cattle... Old fridges and diy waste dumped in ditches... If I saw anyone fly tipping I would most definitely report the... (insert four letter words)

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Pete Plus
15 18.8k 96 England
19 Mar 2012 1:00AM
Yes wish we could do something

I found a dumped two seater sofa in Sherwood Forest last year and reported it to the local council. Trash to the side was bags of clothes and a few school books and a birthday card. I found the name of the school among the books and the name of the child. The council said there was nothing they could do because it was just a lead through the school and data protection was in place. Totally wrong - data protection should be broken for scumbags!
KarenFB Plus
10 4.7k 167 England
19 Mar 2012 7:27AM
I feel the same anger every time I walk through our fields by a busy main road. People seem to think 'out of sight, out of mind!', unfortunately we can't report it to anyone - we have to pick it up!

If the council workmen don't want to pick it up, then why can't the 'tagged morons' (the type of which put it there in the first place) be used to pick it up?
jken 10 1.7k 1 United Kingdom
19 Mar 2012 8:10AM
We have the same Pete, fly tipping scumbags, people have no respect for anything anymore. They seem to think that someone else will clear up their crap after them. Fridges, freezers, sofa's, tyres, even full burnt out cars. I found a completely burnt out Isuzu in woods near Oundle once.
Big Bri 15 16.1k United Kingdom
19 Mar 2012 8:15AM
Take a hunting rifle with you next time. I reckon they are fair game. Wink
conrad 12 10.9k 116
19 Mar 2012 8:54AM
Littering is one of the most noticeable signs of increasing anti-social behaviour in society, I think. And it's the one I also find most annoying. I wish there was a way to punish these people, but it looks there isn't. Which means it will only get worse. Frustrating.

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