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Woman’s shock as cheeky man strips NAKED at popular Devon beauty spot
The encounter has divided locals: Some think it was a harmless display of flesh – others want him REPORTED

A dog walker got an eyeful at a Dartmoor beauty spot – after coming across a cheeky rambler wearing nought but his trainers.

The stark-naked shocker happened this afternoon (August 22) on a well trodden path leading to Double Waters at Yelverton.

The woman said she even “exchanged pleasantries about the weather” with the nude man “and carried on our way.”

A stark naked man spotted walking along a popular trail near Tavistock
A stark naked man spotted walking along a popular trail near Tavistock

She even bumped into the man on the way back.

Thankfully, and possibly down to cooling temperatures, he’d wrapped a scarf around his privates to spare any further blushes.

The woman shared her bizarre encounter on social media.

When urged to report the man for his nude rambling, the woman replied: “What am I going to say? A naked man with dark hair, 40ish and a medium c*ck? Ha!”

Despite other users finding the incident offensive, others found the funny side.

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Source: DevonLife

Original publication 22 AUG 2019

Posted on NatCorn 2 weeks ago

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NAKED THEFT Barcelona now so ravaged by tourist muggings that cops are giving out robbery ‘survival kits’ to victims on the beach
BARCELONA has become so besieged by tourist thefts that police are handing out survival kits to beachgoers who have their clothes pinched while taking a dip in the sea.

The initiative is particularly appreciated by nudists visiting the beaches of Sant Sebastia or Mar Bella, according to reports.

The Urban Guard of Barcelona is looking after victims of theft by giving them bags containing four practical items – flip flops, a T-shirt provided by Barcelona City Council, trousers and a one-way Barcelona Metro ticket.

El Pais reports that the “theft kit” is especially designed for holidaymakers returning to their belongings on the beach after a swim, only to find their gear has been swiped.

Cops in Barcelona have special kits to hand out to holidaymakers targeted by criminals on the beaches
Cops in Barcelona have special kits to hand out to holidaymakers targeted by criminals on the beaches GUÀRDIA URBANA

Since the holiday season began, cops have handed out 174 kits between May 27 and August 21.

This is a rise from three years ago, when 120 were provided from May to September.

The jump echoes a rise in reported crime in the resort location, with deputy mayor Albert Batlle saying there’s a “security crisis”, including at its crowded beaches.

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Source: The Sun

Original publication 26 Aug 2019

Posted on NatCorn 3 weeks ago

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ArtiLake Tahoe public nudity crackdown throws wet blanket on clothing-optional beaches

People who want to celebrate their freedom on Independence Day sunning at Lake Tahoe are going to need to wear some clothes.

That’s according to law enforcement officials on the Nevada side of the lake who are cracking down on public nudity at longtime clothing-optional beaches.

The warning comes in advance of the Fourth of July, one of the biggest days of the year for Tahoe beachgoers, clothed and unclothed alike.

Beachgoers at Creek Beach, a clothing optional beach on Lake Tahoe's east shore. Shown on July 1, 2019.
Beachgoers at Creek Beach, a clothing optional beach on Lake Tahoe’s east shore. Shown on July 1, 2019. Benjamin Spillman

The prospect of a police crackdown on nudity is worrying for people who like to wear minimal to no clothing in order to maximize their Tahoe summer experience.

“It is scary, people are frightened,” said Guy Dannehl, president of Tahoe Area Naturists, following a weekend confrontation with Washoe County Sheriff’s Office deputies at Creek Beach, a longtime clothing-optional beach on the east shore.

The confrontation occurred Saturday afternoon and a beachgoer recorded a portion of it with a smartphone and posted it on Facebook.

Although the beach is on U.S. Forest Service land within the boundary of Carson City, law enforcement agencies around the lake have agreements to enforce laws across jurisdictional boundaries.

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Source: Reno Gazette Journal

Original publication Jul 2, 2019

Posted on NatCorn 10th July 2019

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Updated signs to define nude beach

The City of Rockingham will update signs at Port Kennedy’s nudist beach to ensure the precise location of free bathing is clear, after feedback from residents that the boundaries are too close to the beach’s main access way.

Nude bathing has been permitted at the beach since 1988.

But Port Kennedy residents last week questioned why “free beach” signs had been moved from their position about 100m down the beach to just 10m away from the beach’s main access way, in full view of beachgoers entering from Bayeux Avenue.

Residents also raised concerns about lewd behaviour on the beach, which was moving closer to the general beach boundary.

“At the very least, we do not want to walk down onto our beach from the most popular access way available to us and be confronted by this type of behaviour,” a resident, who requested that her name be withheld, said.

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Source: The West Australian

Original publication 4 July 2019

Posted on NatCorn 9th July 2019

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Row erupts between naturists over grass damage allegations
A ROW has erupted between two groups of naturists following allegations members of the club had damaged some grass.

Lakeland Outdoor Club, which rents a field at Haverigg Haws for the use of its members, has been split in two after a number of members were thrown out of it.

One of the evicted members, Russell Davies, said he could not understand why his membership had been revoked.

Row erupts between Haverigg naturists over grass damage allegations
Row erupts between Haverigg naturists over grass damage allegations

“The club are saying myself and about 10 other members have damaged the grass in the field,” the 52-year-old said.

“They said because a caravan had been there it’s damaged the grass.

“They’ve come up with this trumped-up charge but we haven’t done anything; the people who are running the club want us out for whatever reason.”

Mr Davies, from Wigton, said one woman who has been barred from the club had been a member for 40 years.

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Source: The Mail

Original publication 28th June 2019

Posted on NatCorn 3rd July 2019

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Nudists swelter in sizzling heatwave

Public nudists have come under fire in Germany as Europe sizzles in temperatures of up to 45C in the heatwave dubbed the “Sahara bubble”.

In Brandenburg, police posted two pictures of a man riding a moped naked and called for captions of the images.

“Because we’re speechless,” said police, adding the hashtags #heat, #safetyfirst and #livingontheedge.

As contributions and queries poured in over whether the man flouted any rules, police clarified that it was not illegal to go around nude in public, but only so long as no one files a complaint.

In Germany’s south, topless female sunbathers sparked a row after five fully clad security men walked over to tell them to put their bikini tops back on, Sueddeutsche daily reported.

Several other sunbathers nearby stood up for the women, and one told the newspaper: “We took off our bikinis out of solidarity.”

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Source: New Zealand Herald

Original publication 27 Jun, 2019

Posted on NatCorn 30th June 2019

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Nudists, township start rezoning appeal battle

The two sides in a rezoning dispute for a nude campground faced off in a preliminary hearing Tuesday morning.

Freedom Fields Naturalist Ranch owners Yvonne Gibson and Hector Gravelle are appealing a 2017 decision by Stone Mills Township council that denied their request to re-zone their property to allow the expansion of the campground.

Tuesday’s meeting set a date for a hearing and confirmed the list of people seeking to take part as parties or participants.

But before that, LPAT member Thomas Hodgins asked the two sides if they could find a solution on their own.

“Is there an opportunity to settle this?” Hodgins asked.

Freedom Fields Naturalist Ranch owners Yvonne Gibson and Hector Gravelle leave the Stone Mills Township municipal office after a Local Planning Appeals Tribunal meeting in Centreville, Ont. on Tuesday, June 25, 2019.
Freedom Fields Naturalist Ranch owners Yvonne Gibson and Hector Gravelle leave the Stone Mills Township municipal office after a Local Planning Appeals Tribunal meeting in Centreville, Ont. on Tuesday, June 25, 2019. Elliot Ferguson/The Whig-Standard/Postmedia Network

Gibson said she and Gravelle were open to finding a settlement but the township’s lawyer Tony Flemming said his clients want the issue to go before a hearing.

Five people – mostly neighbours of the Freedom Fields – and the Ontario Federation of Agriculture applied to be participants in the hearing, allowing them to submit written comments for consideration.

All of those applying for participant status are opposed to the campground’s expansion, and included Jim and Susan Denison, Michael Mulroney and Chris Howland.

“I am very interested in this matter,” said Mulroney, who described himself as the third-generation of his family to live on a property adjacent to the Freedom Fields site.

The OFA opposed the campground being expanded on land that could be used for agricultural purposes.

Gibson said she objected to the tribunal allowing her neighbours take part as participants.

She argued that none of those applying failed to show the re-zoning application violated the township and county official plans or provincial policy statements about rural development.

Gibson said most of their submissions were “biased, discriminatory and libellous” and focused on the nudity at the ranch rather than planning issues.

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Source: Whig Standard

Original publication June 25, 2019

Posted on NatCorn 27th June 2019

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Auckland nudist beach Ladies Bay set to unveil name options for historical signs

Is it a lady’s or is it for ladies – the history of an Auckland nudist beach’s names may soon be revealed for all to see.

Ladies Bay in the east Auckland suburb of St Heliers has long suffered from multiple spellings of its name – and a questionable reputation.

Now local politician Colin Davis is looking to solve the former with a new sign that spells out both of the site’s English names – and adds a Māori one.

While “Ladies Bay” is the name at present printed on an Auckland Council sign, the place has also been known as Lady’s Bay, prompting the question, who was the lady?

A local politician wants the name "Lady's Bay" and also a Māori name added to a new sign for "Ladies Bay" in St Heliers, Auckland
A local politician wants the name “Lady’s Bay” and also a Māori name added to a new sign for “Ladies Bay” in St Heliers, Auckland

Davis, of the Ōrākei Local Board, citing a local historian and reports on a 1940s plan for a flying-boat passenger terminal at the bay, said she was Eliza, Lady Grey, wife of Governor Sir George Grey.

“… hence ‘Lady’s Bay’, which spelling is recorded in a local history and most often in newspapers in the late 1800s, even up to the 1940s,” Davis said in papers for this Thursday’s board meeting where he hopes to persuade colleagues to support his move.

“Sometimes, but not often, the plural spelling ‘Ladies’ – with an apostrophe – was written.”

He told the Herald that work being done, following subsidence, to build new steps down to the bay gave an opportunity to replace the current sign with one that said “Ladies Bay – Lady’s Bay”.

He wants a Māori name added too, in line with Auckland Council policy, and a separate sign explaining the history of the names.

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Source: New Zealand Herald

Original publication 14 May, 2019

Posted on NatCorn 19th May 2019

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‘It’s a nature walk, not a naturist walk!’ – shock as naked man seen by several witnesses cheerfully walking his dog
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Residents in a quiet Lincolnshire village might have thought they were seeing things over the weekend after a naked man was spotted walking his dog.

The man, who appeared to be in his 50s, was seen by multiple members of the public walking down a towpath along the River Witham near the town of Bardney on Sunday, May 12.

One member of the public, who asked to remain anonymous, saw the man walking along the old railway path at 3pm.

This is the man captured on camera walking his dog
This is the man captured on camera walking his dog Anonymous

“I said to him ‘what do you think you’re doing?’ and he just said it was a nice day for it,” they said.

“One of the people I was with challenged him and he just shrugged his shoulders.

“He seemed an intelligent sort. It’s a nature walk, not a naturist walk. Maybe he misread the sign!”

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Source: LincolnshireLive

Original publication 13 MAY 2019

Posted on NatCorn 17th May 2019

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People do love to take off their clothes, with nudism and naturism definitely alive and well.
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Another wonderful World Snooker Championships in Sheffield where the city centre takes on a buzz and excitement rarely felt at any other time.

Some years ago you could barely, (no pun intended) watch a sporting event without seeing a streaker and the Crucible was no exception. Where have they all gone?

One of the most prolific streakers of all time Mark Roberts made two appearances at the World Snooker Finals at the Crucible, once at the Graham Dott and Ronnie O’Sullivan game in 2004, and again in 2008 when Ali Carter played Ronnie.

After a few good years of notoriety, during which he was banned from every football ground in the UK, he hung up his boots which were often the only things he wore!

People attending Nudestock go for a walk.
People attending Nudestock go for a walk.

Streakers apart, people do love to take off their clothes, with nudism and naturism definitely alive and well. And it can be closer than you think!

A farm in Doncaster is holding the annual ‘Nudestock’ event in May which is certified by the British Camping and Caravanning Club. However, the week-long event is well managed, doesn’t hurt anyone or cause any trouble with local people, and really if that’s what floats your boat! The theme this year is ‘Space’ to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Lunar Landing, although I seem to remember the astronauts wearing quite a lot on the way of protective clothing, which would have been quite useful given that one of the sporting activities is darts! Ouch!

It is a chance for naturists to socialise with other like-minded people and is a real family affair. Other activities include yoga, body painting and Scottish dancing and there is live entertainment.

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Source: The Star

Original publication 30 April 2019

Posted on NatCorn 2nd May 2019

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This is the best hotel in Birmingham – where people walk around naked
The Clover Hotel and Spa is ranked #1 on the travel website, out of 117 hotels in our city

When it comes to getting away from it all in Birmingham – you are spoilt for choice.

From five-star luxury to quaint boutique rooms, to budget stays and themed hotels, there is something for everyone.

Travel website TripAdvisor has used customer reviews to recognise the city’s best hotels, spas and B&Bs by ranking them on location, cleanliness, service and value.

But the number one hotel in Birmingham might come as a surprise.

Top ranking across the whole city is the Clover Hotel and Spa.

The Clover Spa & Hotel in Erdington which has been ranked number in Birmingham by reviewers on TripAdvisor
The Clover Spa & Hotel in Erdington which has been ranked number in Birmingham by reviewers on TripAdvisor

But the venue, nestled between a nursery and residential housing on the busy Chester Road in Erdington, isn’t all it seems.

Because owner Tim Higgs has fulfilled a naked ambition – by turning the detached family home into a naturist hotel.

And the clothing-optional venue has become a hit with customers who are clambering to stay at the swish pad – which also boasts a hot tub in the private garden.

Of the 312 reviews on TripAdvisor, 278 are excellent and the rest ‘good’.

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Source: BirminghamLive

Original publication 28 APR 2019

Posted on NatCorn 1st May 2019

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Family’s tribute to ‘naked gardener’ Ian who put Malmesbury on the map
Tributes have been paid to a true Malmesbury legend who helped put the town on the map.

Ian Douglas Pollard, former architect and developer, has died at the age of 73. He was best known for his work creating the stunning Abbey House Gardens in Malmesbury as the 'naked gardener', due to his penchant for working in the nude.

Ian Pollard at Abbey House Gardens in Malmesbury.
Ian Pollard at Abbey House Gardens in Malmesbury. Richard Pasco

In a tribute released by his family, they said: “Ian was a tremendous and larger than life character; always upbeat, always entertaining, and truly unique in his outlook and attitude to life. “Both pragmatic and creative, and never one to shy away from controversy, he was truly a ‘renaissance’ man. “He is, and will, be sadly missed.”

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Source: Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard

Original publication 11th April 2019

Posted on NatCorn 17th April 2019

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Sixty naked visitors get private viewing of Rodin’s The Kiss in Ipswich – and even recreate it
It’s one of the most famous sculptures of naked humans in the world – and now Rodin’s The Kiss has received top marks from a group of naturists who came to see it at its temporary home in Ipswich’s Christchurch Mansion.

The sculpture, depicting a naked couple in a passionate clinch, has attracted tens of thousands of visitors to the Mansion since it arrived at the end of last year – but none were quite as eye-catching as the 60 members of British Naturism who were given a private viewing recently. They were also given a talk about the sculpture and other work on display by museum curator Emma Roodhouse.

Members of British Naturists recreate The Kiss at Christchurch Mansion.
Members of British Naturists recreate The Kiss at Christchurch Mansion.

A spokesman for Ipswich Council, which owns and manages the Mansion, said: “It was an unusual booking, but we were happy to allow them a private viewing. They were a very pleasant group and were really interested in The Kiss and the other exhibits we have on show there.” He said that a member of museum staff had to accompany the group during their visit to the exhibition – but it was otherwise a private visit. “We asked for volunteers – no one was forced to stay in case they might have been embarrassed, but the visit was a great success.” Andy Wyman from British Naturism said: “We have visited other museums before such as the Haynes Motor Museum and the Maritime Museum in Falmouth but this was the first time we have been to such a prestigious event with the magnificent Rodin sculpture, The Kiss.

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Source: Ipswich Star

Original publication 3 April 2019

Posted on NatCorn 7th April 2019

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Nudist colony bares its way into the Commons

A nudist colony was officially unveiled Friday in Commons 569. The colony, named Studiously Streaking, was founded with the intent of providing students with a safe space for optional clothing.

At the revealing, nudists from the community came out to show support for Capital’s first on-campus nudist organization along with representatives from the local chapter of the American Association for Nudist Exploration. “We are very excited to see the next generation of nudists showing some skin and taking some risks,” Bertha DeSoot, the Columbus chapter president of the AANE, said. “We’re hoping that the actions taken here today by Nick Edd and his group will help inspire students at other schools like Ohio State and Otterbein and help them realize there’s nothing wrong with stripping down to the basics.” The colony, which is accepting of any and all students, will remain in its designated Commons throughout the school year.

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Source: The Chimes

Original publication March 28, 2019

Posted on NatCorn 1st April 2019

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Naked Penketh cyclist defended by British Naturism
NATURISTS have defended a man who was seen riding a bike naked in Penketh - claiming the cyclist had committed no crime.

Residents reported a male cycle with no clothes on near to Fiddlers Ferry Boat Yard and Penketh Mount on Sunday afternoon. Cheshire Police confirmed that it was investigating these reports. But British Naturism - a members organisation which promotes naturism in the UK - believes that the man was acting innocently.

A man was seen riding a bike naked near to the Ferry Tavern pub on Sunday.
A man was seen riding a bike naked near to the Ferry Tavern pub on Sunday.

It cited the Sexual Offences Act 2003, which states that naturists are free to roam in the nude as long as no malice is intended. Andrew Welch of British Naturism said that its members were 'horrified' to hear the news that the cyclist had been reported to the police. He said: "It's an important point and it frustrates us. "I think that there is a presumption that a naked man must be up to something, when in fact the law is now incredibly clear. "There is no action needed unless a crime is being committed. "Naturism - taking your clothes off specifically because you want to sunbathe or feel the air on your skin - was named as an exclusion from the Sexual Offences Act.

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Source: Warrington Guardian

Original publication 26th February 2019

Posted on NatCorn 26th March 2019

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The day Monifieth was a goose pimple away from a bare-all beach
It was the day Angus came a goose pimple away from joining the likes of St Tropez as a nudist hotspot.

The county’s chilly conditions might not make it the obvious option for unclothed capers, but Monifieth was once in the running to become the first place in Britain to open a bare-all beach. Dundee District Council received a request from the Central Council for British Naturism 40 years ago and identified an area of beach at the east end of Monifieth, next to the army camp, caravan site and golf courses.

Monifieth Beach.
Monifieth Beach. DC Thomson

The notion was not exactly welcomed with open arms. Monifieth West councillor Dorothy Pattullo said at the time that she wanted to give the idea the cold shoulder and described nude bathing as “socially unacceptable in this country”. She said: “I imagine the sight of people running about naked would not be very good for golfers’ handicaps.” And while she noted the potential to bring in additional tourists she warned the downsides of the idea were no laughing matter. “Monifieth has a great many elderly people who would be rightly disturbed by nude bathing at the beach,” she declared. “If the naturists want to take off their clothes it is all right with me – but not in public and certainly not in Monifieth.”

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Source: The Courier

Original publication March 23 2019

Posted on NatCorn 25th March 2019

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Spanish holiday islands including Ibiza and Mallorca vote in favour of protecting tradition of nude beaches
A motion to protect nudism throughout the Balearic Islands was brought to the regional parliament and was unanimously approved on Thursday

Holidaymakers jetting off to Ibiza and Mallorca can let it all hang out this summer with the popular holiday isles taking measures to protect and promote their “naturist tradition”. A motion to protect nudism throughout the Balearic Islands was brought to the regional parliament by left-wing party Podemos and was unanimously approved on Thursday by the parliament’s Commission for Social Affairs and Human Rights.

Visitors relax at Sunset Ashram at Cala Conta
Visitors relax at Sunset Ashram at Cala Conta

It called on regional president, Francina Armengol, to respect nudism. “The parliament of the Balearic Islands urges the government to recognise the naturist tradition of the Balearic Islands and its practice in freedom, tolerance and respect for people and the environment,” the motion read. The parliament will also urge the government to properly signpost beaches where stripping off is allowed. “It is a way of living in harmony with nature, characterised by the practice of being naked together,” it said.

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Source: inews

Original publication March 22nd 2019

Posted on NatCorn 23rd March 2019

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Strip tease: Nudists protest apartment block to be built behind their Costa Blanca hideaway
NUDISTS are angry about an apartment block that has sprung up behind their strip of Costa Blanca beach, claiming it will subject them to voyeurs and peeping Toms.

The women’s group Aquarela, who organised a naked protest bathe last week, say they used to enjoy the seclusion offered by tamarisks and pine trees on the L’Almadrava beach in Denia to go about their hobby in peace. But now a concrete block of five floors with 68 apartments has stripped the nudists of privacy, and will bring unwarranted ‘stares’, ‘aggression’ and ‘judgements’.
SAFE HAVEN The L’Almadrava beach is one of the last untouched strips of beach in Marina Alta
SAFE HAVEN The L’Almadrava beach is one of the last untouched strips of beach in Marina Alta

“I arrived here 15 years ago. This beach has remained virgin until now and it was a joy to enjoy its tranquility,” an Aquarela member told Levante. “We have bathed naked without problems — but now we have to defend what we have done with naturalness and freedom.” The nudists say L’Almadrava has long been neglected due to its thick sand and posidonia seagrass. But it was precisely this undesirability that has kept the ‘last virgin beach’ in the comarca of Alta Marina quiet, secluded and untouched. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: The Olive Press

Original publication 15 Mar, 2019

Posted on NatCorn 17th March 2019

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Naked man arrested in Scottish Government car park after Victoria Quay ‘skinny-dip’
A naked man was arrested in the carpark of the Scottish Government building at Leith’s Victoria Quay - after going for an early morning swim.

A police spokesman said they received a report of concern for the naked man at about 5:35am on Thursday, March 14th after he was seen naked in the car park area at Victoria Quay.
The incident happened outside the Scottish Government building at Victoria Quay in Leith
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The spokesman added: “The man was traced and confirmed he had been for a swim. He was taken to hospital as a precaution and then released. “No crime was reported and no further police action is required.” Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Edinburgh Evening News

Original publication 15 March 2019

Posted on NatCorn 16th March 2019

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Driver survives dramatic 400ft cliff plunge on to nudist beach in north Devon
The bloodied driver managed to scramble from the wreck after it landed on the rocky beach below, which is popular with naked sunbathers

A DRIVER survived a 400ft cliff plunge on to a nudist beach.

He scrambled from the wreck bloodied but not seriously injured after it landed on rocks.

The driver survived a 400 ft cliff plunge on to rocks on a nudist beach
The driver survived a 400 ft cliff plunge on to rocks on a nudist beach

The car plummeted from one of Britain’s steepest roads on to Sillery Sands, a secluded north Devon beach popular with naked sunbathers in summer.

The shaken motorist managed to clamber up to some holiday flats to raise the alarm.

Witness Patricia Cannock said: “He doesn’t remember much but his face was a mess. He must have had a guardian angel looking out for him.”

Paramedics, police and more than 20 firefighters rushed to the scene.

An RNLI lifeboat crew was also scrambled to join other rescuers in case anyone else had been in the vehicle.

Devon and Cornwall Police incident manager Tony Joslin said: “It looks like the driver has had a pretty miraculous escape. The damage to the vehicle is extensive. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: The Sun

Original publication 11th March 2019

UPDATE: It was not initially clear whether the man was inside the car as it plunged to the bottom of the cliff or not.

Lynton Fire Station posted a report on Facebook in which they said the driver “had escaped the vehicle before it fell the full 200m and was able to get help from a nearby building”. Source: DevonLive

Posted on NatCorn 14th March 2019

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What’s it like to go to a family nude swimming session?
“At my first event, I slung a towel over my shoulder and went down for breakfast – naked.”

Events organiser Pamela Fraser, 27, went to her first naturism event 14 months ago. She’s been to 20 since.

Spa days, archery, yoga, cider-tasting and even a Fawlty Towers-themed night with actors playing Basil, Sybil and Manuel – all without an item of clothing in sight.

She describes the first time she got naked at a large gathering as a “non-event’, adding “you soon realise people aren’t interested in what you look like.”

On Saturday, she’ll join around 300 others of all ages, paying up to £21 for a skinny dip at Blackpool’s Sandcastle Water Park.

“It’s no different to going swimming with your costume on,” Pamela believes. “A lot of female costumes don’t hide much anyway.”

Pamela Fraser says she has "never been worried about what I look like"
Pamela Fraser says she has “never been worried about what I look like” Pamela Fraser

So why take your clothes off?

“The whole idea is you’re stepping back from the stress of life and the feeling that you have to fit into a certain mould.”

“You wouldn’t take your work clothes with you when you go on holiday and when you go home you probably get changed.

“Sometimes I get in from work and take all my clothes off – that’s me saying this is now my free time.”

Pamela is one of 9,000 people who pay about £44 a year to be members of the British Naturism (BN) organisation. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: BBC News

Original publication 02 March 2019

Posted on NatCorn 4th March 2019

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Naked Penketh cyclist defended by British Naturism
NATURISTS have defended a man who was seen riding a bike naked in Penketh – claiming the cyclist had committed no crime.

Residents reported a male cycle with no clothes on near to Fiddlers Ferry Boat Yard and Penketh Mount on Sunday afternoon.

Cheshire Police confirmed that it was investigating these reports.

But British Naturism – a members organisation which promotes naturism in the UK – believes that the man was acting innocently.

It cited the Sexual Offences Act 2003, which states that naturists are free to roam in the nude as long as no malice is intended.

A man was seen riding a bike naked near to the Ferry Tavern pub on Sunday.
A man was seen riding a bike naked near to the Ferry Tavern pub on Sunday.

Andrew Welch of British Naturism said that its members were ‘horrified’ to hear the news that the cyclist had been reported to the police.

He said: “It’s an important point and it frustrates us.

“I think that there is a presumption that a naked man must be up to something, when in fact the law is now incredibly clear.

“There is no action needed unless a crime is being committed.

“Naturism – taking your clothes off specifically because you want to sunbathe or feel the air on your skin – was named as an exclusion from the Sexual Offences Act.

“A naturist just doing his or her normal thing is not committing any kind of crime.

“It doesn’t have to be behind closed doors or in a designated area – anybody can take their clothes off and be a human being without committing a crime, unless they absolutely set out to offend someone.” Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Warrington Guardian

Original publication 26th February 2019

Posted on NatCorn 3rd March 2019

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Petition launched against nude family swim at Blackpool’s Sandcastle – this is what naturists have to say about it
Campaigners say allowing children at the event ‘is a massive safeguarding issue’

A nude family swim session at Blackpool’s Sandcastle Waterpark has attracted a backlash from campaigners who say children should not be allowed at the event.

We revealed how the skinny dipping event is taking place this weekend and open to adults and kids of all ages.

Organised by British Naturism, visitors will be ditching their costumes and trunks to ride the water slides and wave machines in nothing but their birthday suits.

It’s the group’s tenth year at the Sandcastle, where they’re expecting around 300 visitors this Saturday evening, but not everyone is happy with the event.

An online petition has been launched by Emma Hadaway, from Crewe, who says: “I truly believe this is a massive safeguarding issue, children being naked around adults neither their parents or themselves know.”

She adds: “It may be a private event but children should be protected no matter what and should not be allowed at such events. The solution to this would be either to make it an 18s and over only event or to not allow the event to happen full stop.

“I have absolutely nothing against naturists and their lifestyle choice except when it comes to the safety of children.” Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Manchester Evening News

Original publication 28 FEB 2019

Posted on NatCorn 1st March 2019

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New routes, new airlines and new tech for Cornwall Airport Newquay
The year ended on a high with passenger numbers up 20% year-on-year in November and 7.3% in December compared with 2017.

A busy 2018 at Cornwall Airport Newquay (CAN) saw a number of new routes announced, including the much anticipated link into an international hub, London Heathrow; StobartAir adding London Southend (under the Flybe franchise) to its portfolio of routes; and a new airline partner, Scandinavian flag carrier, SAS, introducing a new link to Copenhagen. There was also an increase in passenger numbers in the winter months with Ryanair extending its popular Alicante service to a year-round operation as well as technological advances in both the passenger check-in process and onsite car parks.

The year ended on a high with passenger numbers up 20% year-on-year in November and 7.3% in December compared with 2017. 450,000 passengers used the Airport with projections for overall passenger growth by the end of the financial year meaning a 5th consecutive year of growth.

Cornwall Airport, Newquay
Cornwall Airport, Newquay

Last year saw the Airport make some exciting announcements for both new and existing customers. New charter holiday provider Superbreak announced short breaks to Iceland (Q1 2019) which was enthusiastically received by customers. This continued with Ryanair’s extension of the Alicante summer route becoming year-round, offering a much demanded winter sun destination from Newquay.

Eurowings added to the Airport’s strong German portfolio with new routes, improving the connections for European tourists, an added bonus for many local businesses. This growth within the Eurowings offering gave Scandinavian airline SAS the confidence to announce a new Copenhagen route, bringing the opportunity for further inbound tourism into Cornwall from the Danish and wider Scandinavian market.

Managing Director Al Titterington comments: “We’ve had some fantastic new routes announced over the last year. The Copenhagen route has already proved popular with the Danish market, with flight dates being extended before the first flight has even landed!”

“With our German routes already bringing new visitors into Cornwall, it is hoped that we see this replicated with Scandinavian customers and will continue to grow the international passengers keen to see more of our beautiful county. With our new connection to London Heathrow starting in March this year, we hope that we will see far more tourists from further afield, such as the USA and Asia, who can now easily connect to Cornwall via Heathrow.” Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Travel Daily News

Original publication 11 Feb 2019

Posted on NatCorn 18th February 2019

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Central Bank Removes Nude Art

The Central Bank of Iceland has decided to remove a classic painting by the famous Icelandic painter, Gunnlaugur Blöndal, after a staff member of the bank complained about the painting’s explicit content. The complaint was filed amidst the #metoo movement last year.

Fréttablaðið reported that a staff member thought the painting, which depicts a topless woman, was inappropriate and asked if it was possible to stop displaying it. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: The Reyjavik Grapevine

Original publication January 21, 2019

Posted on NatCorn 24th January 2019