Stirling Hill is one of the north-east’s most picturesque locations.
But local residents are growing increasingly fed up with people dumping rubbish at the site.
The attraction near Boddam, located on the road to Peterhead, has recently been the scene of extreme fly-tipping and vandalism.
Signs for the Stirling Hill Access Network in the powder houses near the quarry were broken and left in pieces by vandals earlier this month.
Locals took to social media calling it “disgusting” and describing it as “pointless vandalism”.
But nearby residents are also unhappy about the state of the abandoned quarry site atop the hill.
One of the organisers of Pick Up Peterhead, Sean Martin said: “How do I feel? Appalled.
“This is a huge environmental concern and it looks to have been ignored for years.
“An abundance of wildlife frequent the area, and it should be up to us to ensure it’s a safe environment for them.
“The area is easily accessible to the public and in fact there are a few sign-posted trails you can follow leading to viewpoints that offer great views of the Buchan Coast.
“The area itself has the potential to be absolutely stunning, even a miniature nature reserve.”
Brian Innes, a fellow member of Pick Up Peterhead who spotted the state of the quarry while walking his dog, said: “It’s a big disappointment the mark we are leaving on the planet as a whole.
“Me and my mates started doing things for the community and plan to make something of our town but then we stumbled across the quarry.
“It’s a shambles – there’s a car and even an ice cream van in there, according to divers.
“It’s just fly-tipping and vandalism in an area where people seem to be going up to get rid of their rubbish, probably passing the skip on their way.
“The site would be an ideal camping location as it’s a great walk with brilliant views.
“If people see there’s something there, then it might put them off of vandalising things – if vandalism could be stamped out, that would be really great.”