The Sierra Natura naturist campsite in Valencia, built by Diego and Carmen several decades ago, has stood the test of time well. The camp is a haven of interesting Gaudi/Hundertwasser/Hobbit/Homemade housing styles with various paths which snake around the cool pool. With the benefit of having visited, I can also heartily recommend the friendly and … Read moreNaked Hiking at the Sierra Natura campground in Valencia
The naturistas of Catalunya declared the 8th of September as clean up naturist beach day. To this end, I pottered along to the well known Playa del Torn, which runs behind the Templo del Sol naturist campsite. I’m not sure if I missed the meeting point, or whether nobody else turned up on the day, … Read moreNaturistas beach cleanup day at Playa del Torn.
I was fortunate recently to be able to join a naked hike organized by Segimon of the Associació Club Català de Naturisme. We met at the nearby town of Solona before heading to the hike starting point at the Pont de Clop, a bridge across the Ribera Salada river. The thirty or more people in … Read moreHiking trip along the river bed of the Ribera Salada
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You’re a naturist and are you constantly being banned and blocked by people who don’t understand you? What is it about the naked human body that sends so many people into paroxysms of censorship and puritan fist waving? It seems that it’s ok to post images and videos of violence and bloodshed, but let a … Read moreLet the #NATURIST in you COME OUT!
Here’s an article from a leading UK newspaper: the subtitle is “The group of University of Bristol students stripped off to raise money for charity” while The Sun’s headline of course reads: “Saucy students strip off for Bristol University naked Christmas calendar”. It’s like they never really got past the Carry-On movies with Sid James … Read moreIf we don’t educate society about harmless non-sexual nudity, who do you think will?
Do you think it’s a good idea to let people know you’re a naturist/nudist/naked person? There will obviously be times when it’s either inappropriate or irrelevant, funerals and political electioneering and the like, but the question stands for those more “everyday” kind of occasions. Is it relevant for everyone you know to know? Is it … Read moreDo you think it’s a good idea to let people know you’re a naturist/nudist/naked person?
Do we rather go naked hiking alone, or in groups? There may be multiple reasons for either approach, but the question remains valid. Many of us who go naked hiking, whether in mountains or woods and valleys, certainly start off as solitary wanderers. Stephen Gough is a prime example, but to choose one man as … Read moreIs naked hiking a solitary or a group thing?
Protests such as the World Naked Bike Ride, FEMEN and others, use nudity to attract attention to their cause. It’s possible that over time, people will become used to the nudity, it may become commonplace. If this happens, does the nudity lose it’s usefulness in this context? 0
This is a wide-ranging issue, but an interesting one. Do we encourage people to experiment with social nudity by their seeing images and articles about naked hiking tours, for instance, or artistic events? Or do we put people off by showing them too much skin than they are used to in their daily experience? Does … Read moreCan social media be used to promote greater public acceptance of social nudity?
I was banned by Facebook, and content removed, accompanied by the threat of a permanently disabled account, because of the above photos, apparently because I violated their TOS. This is simply not true, and I believe this is more likely to be a case of the morally hypocritical puritan minority imposing it’s views on the … Read moreDevious Facebook censorship
Stephen Gough finally makes it home, after struggling with the judicial system for 7(!) years, and gets a welcome home hug from his mum, now how cool is that: http://www.thescottishsun.co.uk/scotsol/homepage/news/article4792539.ece Rich. 1+
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We were travelling around the north of England, when we camped in the Lake District for a few days. The opportunity was too good to miss, and we managed to get a naked visit to the stone circle at Castlerigg, near Keswick, in. This was promptly followed by a naked hike along the stone walls … Read moreNaked at Castlerigg stone circle in Cumbria
A week at a naturist camping resort in Croatia – sounds idyllic, doesn’t it? Well, very nearly, however, and in the words of Robin Williams’ indefatigable Genie: “there are a couple of quid pro quos…”. Let’s start with the positive. The Adriatic coastline around Vrsar, our camping destination, is quite simply beautiful. Steep Limestone clifflets, … Read moreKoversada naturist resort report
The Naked European Walking Tour (NEWT) 2016 based itself at a hut close to Dienten just south of the HochKönig mountains in Austria.
Well, we have one group in an over-flowing hut. We also have a tent group which will be mobile and is growing. Hopefully we'll meet up, as we successfully did with much merriment last year. The core team/s are packed and ready to roll.
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Sourced via Bernard Boase in the Naked Rambler group on FB: https://www.facebook.com/groups/freestephengough/10153548394859403/?ref=notif¬if_t=group_activity
Robert Malcolm Kay phoning in to
The Kaye Adams Programme
BBC Radio Scotland, 10-Feb-2016
This article was pointed out to me on the apparent slide from nudist to FKK to brothel in Germany. http://www.newswise.com/articles/clarkson-university-professor-speaks-on-shared-culture-of-nudism-in-unified-germany
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to keep people up to date on progress/status: at this time the NEWT 2016 hut is full for the coming summer hiking tour. If you've not heard from us with a confirmation yet, then essentially it's too late for the main hut. We do mainta
Most of the hut group-B drove around to join Pascal’s hut group-A team on a hike near their hut. I drove Sandra to the station, as she had to leave mid-week, and Polly and I spent the rest of the day mooching around the hut. We took a tour around the local lake, checked out … Read moreNaked European Walking Tour 2015 – Thursday
The start of the week was a tad anti-climatic, as Sandra and I had to take the day off, and let the rest of the hut group head off with the tent team ably led by Roland. We spent the rest of the day chilling at the hut, taking a tour of the lake, and … Read moreNaked European Walking Tour 2015 – Monday
The day dawned bright enough, and we continued to be lucky with the weather. We started by heading up the hillside in the same region as on Sunday, but a tad more eastwards. The forestry trails opened out as we gained height and passed a small but amused mountain Gasthof in the higher raised valley. … Read moreNaked European Walking Tour 2015 – Wednesday