Disgraceful dumping at former mine site

These pictures show dumping of rubbish including a bicycle at the former Macgobar mining site, Silvermines.

They were taken last week by a Guardian reader, who was returning from a Silvermines hike via Macgobar. The hiker was shocked at the extent of illegal dumping that has been happening at this location.

The local walking club, Aonach ar Siúl, were very disappointed to come across this rubbish dumped on the beautiful hillside, which unfortunately was just one of many.