Image source, Ashley Cooper GWI Image caption, The local photographer Ashley Cooper said he initially thought the Abandoned Afternoon Tea was an art installation
A mysterious abandoned tea was found in the middle from District Forest Lake.
Photographer Ashley Cooper said when he first found the table and chairs, about 300 feet (91 m) from the path, he thought it was an art installation.
But on closer inspection he thoughtthat the half-eaten food and glasses of sparkling wine had been abandoned by a celebrating couple.
Mr. Cooper said the table, above the Blea Tarn, was likely left "by someone from the Instagram generation ".
The area where the tea after Noon was found on Monday, between Great Langdale and Little Langdale, is considered one of the most spectacular of Lakeland's many tarns.
'Impossible to clean '
Mr. Cooper, an Ambleside climate change photographer, said he was walking in the woods north of the tarn when he spotted the table and chairs.
He said: "It looks like a romantic meal in the woods, but they couldn't clean up after themselves.
" They went to great lengths to transport the material there as it is in about half a mile from the nearest road - but it looks like they finished their meal and got up and left everything behind.
Image source, Ashley Cooper GWI Image caption, It is believed that the table could have been set up for a special celebration on the weekend
The staff of the nearest hotels - all located several kilometers awayaway - said the facility had nothing to do with them.
The Lake District experienced an issue with garbage left behind during the pandemic as the area has proven popular with visitors following the easing of lockdown measures.
Mr. Cooper said he saw a number of tents, as well as sleeping bags and kitchen supplies, abandoned over the past 18 months.
"We see a very different type of visitor in the Lake District who has no respect for the place " he said.
"These people do not lack money, but they lack conscious and social responsibility.
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