Rangers have blasted yobs who are ruining at one of the area’s most popular beauty spots.
The Forestry Commission and Derbyshire County Council have joined forces to tackle the grafitti problem at Black Rocks, near Cromford, which has worsened over the last few months.
Large areas of rock face have been defaced using multi-coloured paint sprays, with the clean-up costs likely to be high.
Patrols by rangers from both organisations have been stepped up and plans are being considered to install surveillance cameras to identify those responsible.
Ranger Andrew Norman said: “The graffiti detracts from what is a beautiful place and popular with climbers, walkers and nature lovers.”
If anyone has information which may help identify those responsible please contact the Forestry Commission on 01433 650072.