• South West Region

    News, Information and upcoming events in the South West Region.

  • peter.edwards

    By peter.edwards, in South West,

    With another fantastic Bournemouth Weekend now becoming a memory it’s time to look towards the warmer months. 
    In recent days, Splashdown has been confirmed for Saturday 24th June this will followed by a Studland Beach Day on the 25th, details for both these events should be posted during the coming week. Currently we have on the calendar: Nudefest at Langport, Somerset – SW Solos Weekend at Wyvern Swim & Sun Club Kidz Camp at Avonvale Sun Club CornishFest at Lower Poulza Post, see SW Events for details for all these. Abbey House Gardens are running their Clothes Optional Days again during 2017, plus there are various swims around the region. More dates to be added as summer approaches! See http://www.bn.org.uk/regions/southwest/
    The SW Region are seeking volunteers for the posts of regional secretary and a newsletter editor, details will be in the SW Newsletter due out very soon. Not signed up to receive newsletters? Then go to http://www.bn.org.uk/newsletters/

    By peter.edwards, in South West,

    Click here to see our updated leaflet for 2017
    The South West is well known for its natural beauty and it has some of the finest of Britain’s Naturist Clubs, which have their own permanent sites, and its Swimming Clubs which hire facilities in hotels or local authority swimming pools, usually for year-round naturism.
    You can keep up to date by joining British Naturism, the national organisation for naturists. As a member, you receive BN, a quarterly magazine containing all you need to know about naturist activities, an international membership card (which you’ll probably need if you intend to use naturist facilities abroad). British Naturism also has via it’s website a members only forum and special interest groups for Singles, Youth, Caravanners and many others. 
    Naturist options in the Southwest. Clubs, Swims, Places to stay, plus Contact details.
     
     

    By peter.edwards, in South West,

    Bournemouth 2017 is just a week away as I write, where does time go?  Due to great support from members booking for this event was closed early, the type of support that secures the future of events.  On the subject of events, remember to keep an eye on the SW Events Calendar, new posts and updates are being added all the time. 
    We are looking for someone with, good communication skills, able to work as part of  a team to take on the role of Regional Secretary see more details http://www.bn.org.uk/volunteer/opportunities/south-west-regional-secretary-r28/ , in the next Regional Newsletter due out second of February or contact swchairman@bn.org.uk  -  southwestrep@bn.org.uk .
     
     

    By Edward, in South West,

    UPDATED for 2017.
    The South West is well known for its natural beauty and it has some of the finest of Britain’s Naturist Clubs, which have their own permanent sites, and its Swimming Clubs which hire facilities in hotels or local authority swimming pools, usually for year-round naturism.
    You can keep up to date by joining British Naturism, the national organisation for naturists. As a member, you receive BN, a quarterly magazine containing all you need to know about naturist activities, an international membership card (which you’ll probably need if you intend to use naturist facilities abroad). British Naturism also has via it’s website a members only forum and special interest groups for Singles, Youth, Caravanners and many others. 
    Naturist options in the Southwest. Clubs, Swims, Places to stay, plus Contact details.
    SW Leaflet Jan 17.pdf

    By peter.edwards, in South West,

    The South West Newsletter has just been released, thanks to our secretary. 
    http://us3.campaign-archive1.com/?u=83e52248fadb1c7212431c2db&id=95e7cced32
    Not seen it?  Then sign up to receive BN's Newsletters under "News" in the top tool bar of BN's website.
    South Western Outdoor Club will be hosting the SW AGM on Sunday November 27th at 1:30pm, please see full details in the SW Events Calendar and October's SW Newsletter. 
    We have two Halloween events listed in SW calendar check them out, perhaps you can support one of them.  Remember through the winter months their are various swims to enjoy and don't forget the national events!  Our own Bournemouth 2017 weekend in February, there will be a full program of activities and will be naturist all weekend, not to be missed.... See full details in Big Days Out and the events calendar.  Looking forward to warmer months; regional events for 2017 are being looked into as I write.
    Pete
     
  • Upcoming Events


    01 March 2017 19:00 - 01 March 2017 21:30

    Held 1st Wednesday of every month, in
    Cherry Orchard Pub
    Barry Rd, Barry, CF62 8EH.
    Come along more the merrier.
    If a pub near you suitable always willing to try a different destination

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    05 March 2017 17:30 - 05 March 2017 18:30

    This event repeats every week until 08/04/17


    Family friendly naturist swim group meeting at the Queen Elizabeth Leisure Centre weekly on Sundays from October through to Easter. 
    New members always welcome. Visitors accepted only with BN membership card or proof of identity. Times: 1730 to 1830.
    Phone Trevor - 01202 692060

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    06 March 2017 20:00 - 06 March 2017 21:00

    Swim at Plympton Swimming Pool on the outskirts of Plymouth.  Families welcome  8pm until 9pm.  
    For more information visit:  http://plymouthsunclub.org.uk/

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    11 March 2017 16:30 - 11 March 2017 18:30

    Saturdays.16.30 till 18.30

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    18 March 2017 00:00 - 19 March 2017 00:00

    Fancy an early weekend away?  Then celebrate St Patricks Day at Lower Poulza Post.  A warm welcome awaits.
    Enjoy a special St Patricks Supper for only £6 each, served in our club house with its roaring log fire.
    Booking is essential – See attached poster for full details.
    St Patricks Day Details.pdf

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    19 March 2017 17:15 - 19 March 2017 18:15

    swim for an hour in Llantwit Major, come slightly early as we can normally start early if previous event finished.
    Please contact Andy Griffiths, if you would like to join us.

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    20 March 2017 20:00 - 20 March 2017 21:00

    Swim at Plympton Swimming Pool on the outskirts of Plymouth.  Families welcome
    8pm until 9pm.  
    For more information visit:  http://plymouthsunclub.org.uk/

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    25 March 2017 16:30 - 25 March 2017 18:30

    Saturdays.16.30 till 18.30

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    28 March 2017 18:30 - 28 March 2017 21:00

    The next meeting of the Bristol Naturists Meet & Greet group will be 7.30pm - 10.00pm, on Tuesday 28th of March, at The Ratepayers Arms, Filton Sports and Leisure Centre, Elm Park, Filton, BS34 7PS.

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    03 April 2017 19:00 - 03 April 2017 20:00

    Swim at Plympton Swimming Pool on the outskirts of Plymouth.  Families welcome
    8pm until 9pm.  
    For more information visit:  http://plymouthsunclub.org.uk/

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    08 April 2017 16:30 - 08 April 2017 18:30

    Saturdays.16.30 till 18.30

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    16 April 2017 16:15 - 16 April 2017 17:15

    Swim for an hour in Llantwit Magor, come slightly early as we can normally start early if previous event finished.
    Please contact Andy Griffiths, if you would like to join us.
    Maybe a social drink afterwards at a local pub

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    22 April 2017 16:30 - 22 April 2017 18:30

    Saturdays.16.30 till 18.30

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    24 April 2017 19:00 - 24 April 2017 20:00

    Swim at Plympton Swimming Pool on the outskirts of Plymouth.  Families welcome
    8pm until 9pm.  
    For more information visit:  http://plymouthsunclub.org.uk/

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    13 May 2017 16:30 - 13 May 2017 18:30

    Saturdays.16.30 till 18.30

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    15 May 2017 19:00 - 15 May 2017 20:00

    Swim at Plympton Swimming Pool on the outskirts of Plymouth.  Families welcome
    8pm until 9pm.  
    For more information visit:  http://plymouthsunclub.org.uk/

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    21 May 2017

    Spend a lazy Sunday at Abbey House Gardens.
    www.abbeyhousegardens.co.uk

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    22 May 2017 19:00 - 22 May 2017 20:00

    Swim at Plympton Swimming Pool on the outskirts of Plymouth.  Families welcome
    8pm until 9pm.  
    For more information visit:  http://plymouthsunclub.org.uk/

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    26 May 2017 - 28 May 2017

    Join Plymouth Sun Club on their weekend @ Carbeil Naturist Holiday Park – Downderry, Cornwall
    May Bank Holiday Weekend 26th -28th.   Open to all. 
    Please book in advance with Kerry at Carbeil on 01503 250636 quoting “Plymouth Sun Club Weekend” as the booking reference.  
    Or email:  info@plymouthsunclub.org.uk   for more information
    Don’t forget to take your BN card, photo ID.
    See venue information at www.carbeil.co.uk /
    More about Plymouth Sun Club at http://plymouthsunclub.org.uk/ 

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    05 June 2017 19:00 - 05 June 2017 20:00

    Swim at Plympton Swimming Pool on the outskirts of Plymouth.  Families welcome
    8pm until 9pm. 
    For more information visit:  http://plymouthsunclub.org.uk/

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    11 June 2017

    Spend a lazy Sunday at Abbey House Gardens.
    www.abbeyhousegardens.co.uk

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    14 June 2017

    A 14 mile afternoon naturist guided country walk across downland near Salisbury in Wiltshire.
    For more details, please visit the Naturist Ramblers Club website at
    http://www.justwearasmile.co.uk/natram/

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    19 June 2017 19:00 - 19 June 2017 20:00

    Swim at Plympton Swimming Pool on the outskirts of Plymouth.  Families welcome
    8pm until 9pm.  
    For more information visit:  http://plymouthsunclub.org.uk/

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    25 June 2017 09:45 - 25 June 2017 14:30

    Bring a picnic and join the SW team on this first beach day after Mid Summers day.  Tea/coffee will be available in exchange for donations to charity.  Look out for the BN banners/flags and gazeebo on the Knoll beach side of the central path/fire break 6 from Ferry road.  Approx 10:45 – 15:30 subject to weather.
    Café & toilet facilities can be found at Knoll and Shell beach car parks.  National Trust members can park in the NT Knoll beach car park free – NT membership card required.
    Wilts & Dorset Bus (50) to Swanage misses the ferry queues and there's stops at Shell Bay, Firebreak 6 and Knoll Beach.
    Families, couples, singles all welcome. An ideal relaxing day following an evening (18:30 - 21:00) at Splashdown Waterpark, Poole (details to be posted soon).
    Don’t forget your sun protection!!!  

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    03 July 2017 - 10 July 2017

    After last year’s resounding success Nudefest 2017 will again be held at Thorney Lakes, Langport Somerton (TA10 0DW) from Monday 3rd July until Monday 10th July. The site consists of a glorious rural working farm with over 4 acres of lakes which is home to an abundance of wildlife.  
    The festival will be clothes free from 1700hrs on the Monday during which early birds can arrive prior to the official opening of Nudefest at 1500hrs on Tuesday. This means you can enjoy the experience of 24hr nudity across the entire site for a whole week.
    BN Members can join the discussion here: http://www.bn.org.uk/community/forums/topic/15313-nudefest-2017/. Further information is available from the BN office on 01604 620361 or from headoffice@bn.org.uk.
    Prices
    Overnight camping from Tuesday 4th until Monday 10th costs £20 per person per night (pppn) for BN and INF members and £25pppn for non-members. Early arrivals can book the preceding Saturday 1st to Monday 3rd for £15pppn for BN and INF members and £20pppn for non-members.  Please note that only the Rally field will be available on Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd, with the remaining camping fields opening on Monday 3rd. A limited number of electrical hookups are available within the Village and Quiet areas at a cost of £2 per pitch per night - please make sure that you select this option if required at the time of booking. Day visitor tickets for Tuesday 4th until Sunday 9th cost £15 per person for BN and INF members and £20 per person for non-members. Booking
    Tickets for overnight camping are available here: Nudefest Camping Tickets Tickets for day visits are available here: Day Tickets Terms
    For overnight camping the earliest check in is 10.00am. Latest check in is 8.00pm. We kindly ask that you check out by 10.00am. For day visitors the earliest arrival is 10am and you must leave the site at the close of the day's activities or midnight, whichever is the latest. Pets are allowed. Dogs must kept on a lead and are not allowed in any food areas or inside any of the events tents or marquees (except guide/assistance dogs). Smoking is not permitted in or around the any of the events tents or marquees. Children under the age of 14 can attend free of charge the accompanied by a parent or guardian. British Naturism reserves the right to refuse admission - without refund - to anyone who does not adhere to our normal code of conduct for attendance at Naturist events. You must provide the full names of all attendees (including any children) when booking. Photo-id and proof of membership, if applicable, will be required on arrival. Further Information
    If you didn’t come to Nudefest last year the site consists of two main camping areas and acres of open space, so if you wish to pitch your tent or caravan with friends we have plenty of room. British Naturism hires in extra luxury toilets and showers to complement the existing ones and we then work hard to create a festival feeling  with a huge main marquee plus several smaller ones clustered around this to form an L shaped sheltered sun trap, and provide craft, massage, catering and shop areas. Last year people said how this created a friendly village like atmosphere which encouraged a community spirit and helped people perhaps new to naturism relax and make new friends.
    The main marquee will house a well-stocked bar selling locally produced ales and cider manned by Tim and his friendly professional team of helpers.  Attached to this will be a smaller quieter 'lounge' area with free daily papers to read. Next to the main marquee will be Jess and her staff from River Parrett Café who will be providing the catering throughout the event, supplying everything from bacon butties to a full evening meal.
    The programme will roughly consist of (subject to change): Monday a quiet day, book in, set up and catch up with friends but no catering will be available. Tuesday the festival officially opens at 1500hrs with introductions, a tea party with free tea, scones and cream and live music from Mary Bateman. In the evening will be a lively quiz followed by the group More than One singing a mix of songs to really open the festival. On Wednesday we will booked a naturist visit to the Somerset Cider and Brandy Company followed by horse racing and karaoke in the evening. On Thursday people can visit Brandon Farm Gardens and listen to viola music on the lawns and in the evening we have a German beer night – yep a return of Baron von Schmidt Haus. Friday is a war time sing along with later in the day a forties themed singer Miss Annie followed by the resident DJ – Theresa playing a mix of modern dance music.  Saturday will open with a 5K/10K charity run followed by dog racing, and later the traditional talent night and disco. Sunday will consist of a quiz followed by a final dance with live music.
    For those who want to be entertained even more during the day, there will be a whole host of fun activities. Last year we had nearly 80 sessions running across the week and some of the popular ones will be back - drum workshop, archery, fitness sessions, painting, willow making, yoga & fishing contest to name just a few, others will be new and that’s what the team are currently working on at the moment.
    A quick note if you're coming from abroad please remember to quote your INF number when booking to get a discounted rate and for details and help with travel arrangements and accommodation please contact myself the Organiser for details of flights into Bristol International Airport and connecting Falcon Bus times – Nudefest is only 67km from the Airport and well worth the journey!
    So keep an eye on the BN website forum and editions of BN's monthly news plus the BN Magazine for regular updates and booking details - but get the date in your diary now and book up for Nudefest ‘s tenth birthday, it’s going to great, I might even bake a cake….
    Nigel Pinkstone
    Nudefest Organiser

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    03 July 2017 19:00 - 03 July 2017 20:00

    Plymouth Sun Club
    Swim at Plympton Swimming Pool on the outskirts of Plymouth.  Families welcome
    8pm until 9pm.  
    For more information visit:  http://plymouthsunclub.org.uk/

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    16 July 2017

    Spend a lazy Sunday at Abbey House Gardens.
    www.abbeyhousegardens.co.uk

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    17 July 2017 19:00 - 17 July 2017 20:00

    Plymouth Sun Club
    Swim at Plympton Swimming Pool on the outskirts of Plymouth.  Families welcome
    8pm until 9pm.  
    For more information visit:  http://plymouthsunclub.org.uk/

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    20 July 2017 23:00 - 22 July 2017 23:00

    July 21st -23rd - Hosted by Wyvern Swim & Sun Club.
    Come and enjoy a relaxing fun weekend near Ledbury on the Hereford-Gloucester border overlooking the beautiful countryside towards the Malvern Hills.
    Open to all single BN members.  Booking is essential.
    Cost: £40.00 per person, inclusive of camping fees, meals and refreshments from Friday night to Sunday lunchtime. Bring your own beer and wine.
    The Wyvern Club trailer tent (a Dandy) is available for hire on a sharing basis at an additional £5.00 per person per night (sleeps 4). 
    Day Visitors are welcome on either Saturday or Sunday on a pay-as-you-go basis. Please contact the Club for more information and to book in advance
    To book please contact Wyvern Sun Club’s secretary:
    Email:  wyvernsun@live.co.uk   Phone: 07563 678253
    BN membership number required when booking.
    Payment required in advance to secure booking.
    Please notify any special dietary requirements when booking.
    Numbers may have to be limited so book early to avoid disappointment.
    Visit:  http://wyvernsun.com for site information, or find Wyvern on Facebook. 
     
    Severn Vale Swimming Club will be holding their regular Naturist Swim at Tewkesbury Leisure Centre on the Sunday evening from 6:30 to 8:30pm.  If you’re heading home that way and fancy a swim.   Contact Severn Vale Swimming Club directly if you wish to attend.     http://www.severnvalesc.org/   

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    28 July 2017 - 31 July 2017

    Hosted by Avonvale Sun Club in the beautiful New Forest National Park. 
    An activity packed weekend for all the family – Pool, play area and Kidzone club house and Children eat for free! 
    Please visit the clubs website www.avonvalesunclub.co.uk for more information on Avonvale.
    Booking details will follow soon.

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