WITH this month being National Walking Month, Ramblers Cymru, is backing the call for walkers in the Vale of Glamorgan to be vigilant and report any incidences of illegally dumped waste.

The call from Fly-tipping Action Wales, aims to try and eliminate waste being dumped illegally in many Welsh beauty spots - including the Wales Coastal Path.

Last year, there were more than 38,000 fly-tipping incidents across the country - which is around 100 each day.

With more than 40 walking groups across Wales clocking up over 28 million walks each year, and 12 of those groups based in the Vale of Glamorgan alone, walking charity Ramblers Cymru says it wants to act as a reporting resource in the fight against fly-tipping.

Rebecca Brough, policy and advocacy manager for Ramblers Cymru, said: “We want the Vale of Glamorgan to be a place where people choose to go walking, contributing to their health and wellbeing and supporting a more sustainable way of life.

"Keeping our countryside and national parks free of litter and fly-tipped waste is an important factor in encouraging as many people as possible to enjoy the benefits that walking brings.

"That’s why we’re encouraging our 12 groups of Glamorgan Ramblers — Penarth and District and Vale of Glamorgan to name a few — to be vigilant when out and about this summer and report fly-tipping incidences to their local authority.”

Gary Evans, programme manager at Fly-tipping Action Wales, added: “We live in a beautiful part of the world and we all have a legal duty of care to ensure that items of household and business waste are disposed of responsibly and safely. Failure to do so can result in serious fines. That’s why we are encouraging members of the public to be our eyes and ears on the ground this summer.

"Our message about fly-tipping is simple: See it. Report it. Together we will tackle it."

For more information and advice on how to get rid of unwanted waste, visit flytippingactionwales.org.