A man walking in the Lake District National Park today was left shocked after finding a woman’s vagina floating next to the lakeshore.
Peter [asked us not to use his full name], 29, of Holmrook was walking with a friend when he spotted the flesh-like object floating in a beck on the edge of Wastwater in West Cumbria, an area that in 2007 was voted Britain’s best view by viewers of ITV.
Peter said: “It was basically floating around at the top of the lake in a stream.
“I initially thought WTF, has somebody been masturbating over Britain’s best view.
“But then I wondered if a happy camper lost it in the night.”
In August this year Lake District National Park rangers highlighted Wastwater as one of the problem areas where ‘wild campers’ were leaving large quantities of rubbish, beer cans, tents and chairs behind after setting up camp in woods and unofficial campsites around the lakes.
National Trust Ranger John Pring said in August: “Our focus is always to encourage and support people to have an amazing outdoor experience whilst respecting the environment. The actions of a minority this summer, has prompted us to issue a reminder about how to wild camp responsibly.
“In the last few months we have spent more time clearing up campsites and moving people on to legal sites. The only thing that is wild about this sort of camping is how it makes us feel. It damages an incredibly beautiful place and means we have less time for our other jobs.
“Our experience is that most people want to do the right thing so our focus is on helping them understand where and how they can camp responsibly.”
When asked if Peter took the vagina home, he said: “After much contemplation I decided to leave it, I think it had been there a while.”