Fly tippers have left piles of rubbish – including children's toys and furniture – close to one of Powys's most-beloved beauty spots.

Wildlife photographer Sorcha Lewis send a picture of the discarded rubbish in the Elan Valley to the County Times after coming across it this week.

It was found in the valley beyond the Craig Goch Dam, and included children's slides, plastic chairs, a children's car, and a trampoline.

Among the other items dumped at the site were glass, boxes, car parts, a barbecue and even a bed.

"It is so disapointing," said Sorcha after other members of the public reacted with outrage to a Twitter post sharing the picture.

"Especially as we are more aware of our impact on the environment through media – so we cant say it's ignorance. Let's hope they get caught."

The rubbish is expected to be cleared up this week.