An investigation is under way after rubbish was found dumped close to the Offa's Dyke Path near Welshpool.

An old sofa, window frame and household waste were among the items left near the historic trail.

Clive Williams, who lives locally, spotted the rubbish in the forest track near Trelystan while out on a walk on Sunday. 

He described what he saw as "quite a shocking and sad".

"I feel very sad to see people treating the countryside in this way," he said.

The freelance writer on walks for a local magazine said highlighting fly-tipping "on one of our national paths is something that needs to be raised".

Powys County Council said its officers are now investigating the incident.

“There is absolutely no excuse for fly-tipping at any time," a council spokesman said. "But at a time when everyone is doing their upmost to stay safe, anti-social acts of this kind are unacceptable.

"Not only are a small minority of people causing harm to our beautiful environment but they are also breaking the law by disposing of their waste illegally.

"Individuals found guilty of such offences can expect to receive the appropriate penalties."

People are urged to report any fly-tipping to help catch and reprimand offenders by visiting