A KENDAL man was left 'disgusted' after discovering abandoned camping equipment on a picturesque South Lakeland fell.

Bob Christie found a tent, tarpaulins, a sleeping bag and assorted rubbish during a walk on Scout Scar, which overlooks Kendal, on Sunday.

On Monday, he spoke to The Westmorland Gazette to appeal to the people responsible for the litter to head up the fell and retrieve it.

He looked for a silver lining, hoping the people who had left the rubbish had been caught in the rain and would return to collect their litter.

"I have never seen anything up there like that," said Mr Christie, 62.

"It's an area of beauty and it obviously spoils the landscape.

"I think it's sheer laziness to be honest.

"They decided it was a good idea for a night's camping.

"They are just so lazy and inconsiderate that they just don't bother taking everything home with them, and it's too much effort, too much to carry."

On Tuesday, Mr Christie returned to the fell and found the majority of the rubbish had been removed by 'some good Samaritans or the original perpetrators'.

There was still a pop-up tent there, however. Mr Christie has invited the owner to message him on Facebook if they want it back. Otherwise, he will give it to a charity shop.

When he first encountered the litter, he took a tarpaulin that was flapping in the breeze home to ensure animals did not become stuck in it.

Mr Christie, a teacher at South Lakes Academy in Kendal, has been walking his dogs on Scout Scar and nearby Cunswick Scar for more than ten years but said he had never seen a rubbish dump of that size.

He estimated, from the amount of rubbish, that the litter had belonged to three or four people.