So as usual I ran up to the local reservoir this morning. I suppose I'm very, very lucky. I've always lived here, a short distance from the Pennines and a ten minute walk from Dovestones reservoir. It also takes me ten minutes to have left my house and be out on the fells. I'm also lucky that Saddleworth has good transport links and I can be in Manchester town centre via train in half an hour. It's a wonderful place, and it's also expensive. Hence why rent a room off my Mother. No chance in the world of me ever being able to afford a house here. Anyway, I'm drifting from the point. The point is that not everyone is as lucky as me. They might have to get in the car to travel to Dovestones. They might travel hour upon hour just to get a glimpse of the countryside. Now what I can't understand is why people go to a place like Dovestones and leave so much litter. True, someone has taken away ALL the litter bins but even so surely it isn't a problem to take bottles of pop, chip wrappers and plastic bags back to the car? It takes me half an hour to run right the way around. Is half an hour too long to carry an empty bottle? May I point out that this morning I completed an hour and a half run over the fells, around the reservoir home carrying a plastic bag which I filled with other people's litter? Basicially this is just a ran because I'm angry. I'm angry that people throw their litter and expect other people to clean it up. Me. And, after spoiling my run by carrying other people's bottles I then arrived at a small woodland path. There I found someone had been camping illegally over night. I have never, never seen so much litter from one tent. Not even at Leeds festival. I'm disgusted, angry and can't believe that people think this is how to behave. What really annoys me is that they think someone else will clean it up!! Who? No one gets paid to do so, so it comes down to people who care. If those litterers don't care, then they shouldn't be allowed to visit. There I've said it, rant over. And yes, before you say anything I'll still be taking my plastic bag to pick up bottles to recycle, but that's just me.