It's the scenery and the spectacle that has made Yorkshire great.
Majestic moorland, vivid clumps of purple heather, a road stretching away into the distance of a beautiful blue sky....and a pile of mattresses dumped at the roadside.
That was the scene which greeted Huddersfield motorist Mark Mercer as he took advantage of a gorgeous late summer day to take a ride form Huddersfield over the Saddleworth moors.
He had his camera with him, hoping to capture some great landscape shots.
But instead he found sacks of rubbish, the dumped beds and even the remnants of a cannabis farm, strewn along the verges of the A640.
Mr Mercer said: “It was a stunningly beautiful drive over Saddleworth Moor.
“There were lots of magnificent cumulus crowds creating a dappled effect on the purple heather.
“And then someone had enhanced the scene with their cast-off bedding, about three duvets I think.
“Over Buckstones and on to the beginning of the Marsden Moor Heritage Trail and there somebody had left no fewer than 15 neatly-piled mattresses.
“Further still, about a mile out of Denshaw, on the same spot as I saw rubbish previously there were bags and bags at the roadside. It was the detritus from a cannabis farm, stripped plants in compost and even a pile of cannabis leaves.
“Isn’t it great to know so many people appreciate our spiritually-uplifting scenery?”
“There is a team of staff who investigate reports of fly-tipping, and other environmental offences, and we always take action where necessary or where possible”.