VISITORS to a Staffordshire Moorlands beauty spot have come under fire for discarding litter.
Rubbish can be seen strewn around litter bins at Rudyard Lake, near Leek, after the increasing numbers of visitors drawn to the popular location by the warm spell, have departed for home.
A spokesperson for the Rudyard Lake Trust said: "Whilst we want you to enjoy Rudyard, especially in these difficult times, we would like you to appreciate that as a charity we depend on volunteers to assist to make this a pleasant place to visit.
" Not only that but you probably don't appreciate the fact that we have to pay to have this litter removed and it's money we don't have because currently we haven't got any income.
"Please help us to help Rudyard and take your litter home; you brought it to the Lake, why can't you take it home?
"Our volunteers will be pleased to supply you with a black bag if you want one, and if you really want to help a litter picker to borrow to help them keep Rudyard Lake beautiful".