Wasdale Mountain Rescue volunteers were called out at 1am this morning to reports of flashing lights on Harter Fell.
The concerned member of the public was worried these flashes were a warning signal from someone in trouble.
The Wasdale team leader decided to wait for first light before taking any action as there was not enough information to mount a call out.
After trekking up to the location, the Team Leader found an abandoned campsite. The rubbish the volunteer cleaned up included cans, tent poles, yellow wellies and broken seats.
The Mountain Rescue team urged anyone who has any information to contact Cumbria Police on 101.