An old 'favourite' of mine but litter.
I walked up Ben Lomond yesterday morning. I knew the weather was forecast to be good so I set off early to avoid the inevitable Princes Street on a Saturday afternoon feel you get on the popular Munros when the weather is good. I never saw a single person on my way up, hit the summit at about 6.30am and set off back down over Ptarmagin. Saw a few other early starters on my way down and got back to Rowardennan about 8 just as it was getting busy. It was carnage. Firstly there were people camping on the beaches which isn't as it's covered by the the summer 'camping management zone'. The area around the tents was a sea of empty bottles, discarded food, disposable BBQs, food wrappers etc. Even accepting they may have cleared some of that away before leaving it's impossible that the wind didn't displace some of it. Add to that the father and son preparing to pack their bags who had to empty some stuff out and chucked rotten banana peels and empty plastic bottles onto the ground in the car park before walking away. They were charm personified when they told a lady who challenged them about it to '**** off'.
We have amazing open spaces in Scotland and various bodies who do great work to maintain them, keep them accessible and provide the opportunity for almost anyone to access the outdoors. Sadly we have some utter cretins who don't respect how lucky we are and frankly don't deserve to use them.