The heathland surrounding Lightwater is a shared resource for us all to enjoy.
Not all users respect the enjoyment of the rest of us. On a heathland walk yesterday to espy the arrival of wild orchids, I naturally wandered on the heathland track and into the heathland in Folly Bog and Hangmoor Hill in search for the little beauties.
What did I experience, sadly, plently of dog poo, and an onrushing mountain biker. Dog walkers, having picked up their dog poo, dump it in a bag by a gate into the heathland, thinking it’s then somebody else’s responsibility. No it’s not. Why do this dog walkers? Having carried it to the edge of the heathland, all you have to do is carry it home and put it into your grey recycling bin. Job done.
As for mountain bikers, with whom we share the heathland track. For goodness sake, when you’re hurtling down the track, at least give warning via a bell, shout, or whatever. You’re simply selfish, arrogant, and aggressive disregarders of others.