CARPET tacks strewn on the Wirral Way are putting walkers and riders at risk.
Hundreds of tacks have been appearing on the country path, which attracts walkers, runners, cyclists, horse-riders and dog owners, for the past week or so.
The incidents are being investigated by Merseyside police.
Wirral councillor Bob Moon, cabinet member for culture, tourism and leisure, said: “This is a concerted effort by someone to cause disruption. Rangers have been making every effort to clear the path, but it is an impossible task to remove every single tack, particularly when whoever is responsible is coming back regularly to leave more.
“Whatever the motives for doing this, I can’t believe anyone could be so mindless and irresponsible.
“The Wirral Way and Wirral Country Park is used daily by walkers, pet-owners with their dogs, parents with young children and with pushchairs, people in wheelchairs and riders on horseback, as well as cyclists and joggers.
“We urge visitors to take care when they use the park, but also be vigilant and let the rangers know if they see anything or anybody suspicious.”
Rangers can be contacted at the visitors’ centre on 0151 648 4371.