Hikers fuming after shopping trolley was found abandoned at the very top of the Malvern Hills

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HIKERS are fuming after a shopping trolley was found abandoned at the highest point in the Malvern Hills.

Pranksters padlocked the Waitrose trolley to the top of Worcestershire Beacon, a 1,394ft peak only accessible by foot.

A Waitrose shopping trolley was dumped at the top of Worcestershire Beacon

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A Waitrose shopping trolley was dumped at the top of Worcestershire BeaconCredit: SWNS:South West News Service

The trolley was padlocked to the summit point of Malvern Hills

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The trolley was padlocked to the summit point of Malvern HillsCredit: SWNS:South West News Service

Angry walkers and locals have been unable to remove the “blight on the landscape” as it is fixed to a metal ring on the concrete “trig point” post which marks the summit.

They have contacted the Malvern Hills Trust in desperation.

Sandra McCormack, 67, from Worcester, said: “It seems to have caused quite a stir — and for all the wrong reasons.

“My concern was before long there would be various other objects tethered on the Worcestershire Beacon, creating a dumping ground on a very beautiful landscape.

“This represents an act of fly-tipping and not an art installation, as some have suggested.”

Fellwalker Andrew Foster, 44, of Solihull, West Midlands, added: “It’s the strangest thing I’ve seen at a summit.

“You’d usually find them in a Birmingham canal, not at the top of a beautiful place like this. It must have taken them hours to get it up there.

“It is essentially fly-tipping but you have to sort of admire the dedication involved to push a trolley this far up a hill."

Many took to social media to comment.

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Pauline Bronwen Price wrote: “I see nothing funny in this at all.”

Mike Lane added: “Too many morons roaming the Earth.”

But Dan Moir said: “Fair play, at least they put some effort in.”

The highest point on the Malvern Hills is only accessible by foot

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The highest point on the Malvern Hills is only accessible by footCredit: SWNS:South West News Service

Two good samaritans tried to lever the lock off but had no luck

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Two good samaritans tried to lever the lock off but had no luckCredit: SWNS:South West News Service

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