• South West Region

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

  • peter.edwards

    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
     

    By peter.edwards, in South West,

    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 Sept 16.pdf
     

    By peter.edwards, in South West,

    Firstly I would like to welcome the new SW secretary Ian Bracken to the SW Team I'm sure he will make a valuable contribution to the region.
    You can now find the SW region on Twitter @BNSouthWest so follow us and share our tweets.
    It would be great to see all the SW clubs swim or landed getting involved in BN's Woman in Naturism Weekend June 4th - 5th and the Great British Skinny Dip Sept 2nd - 4th.
    Nudefest plans are coming together, this will be as great an event as in previous years. Bookings are well advanced. Abbey House Gardens are holding Clothes Optional Open Days again in 2016, see the "Events Page" for dates. We are aiming to have the SW stand at as many of the dates as possible so come along and see us.
  • Upcoming Events


    22 January 2017

    This event repeats every week until 11/04/17


    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 69206

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    28 January 2017 16:30 - 28 January 2017 18:30

    Saturdays.16.30 till 18.30

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    01 February 2017 19:00 - 01 February 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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    03 February 2017 - 05 February 2017

    FULLY BOOKED
    About Bournemouth 3rd - 5th February 2017
    British Naturism is invited back to the Ocean Beach Hotel and Spa (previously named Cliffeside Hotel) East Overcliff Drive, Bournemouth, Dorset, BH1 3AQ.
    The Ocean Beach Hotel and Spa Bournemouth is ideally positioned overlooking miles of sweeping coastline and golden beaches on Bournemouth’s stunning East Cliff. A more intimate hotel with a unique warmth, and many of the modern rooms offering panoramic sea views, as does the bar terrace.
    The full cost of the weekend is £130.00 per person for BN members and £150 for non BN members, this includes - Dinner, Bed & Full English breakfast clothes off Friday pm, clothes on Sunday 12 noon. Day visits on the Saturday are available at the price of £30.00, which will include evening meal and entertainment.  A full BN programme including entertainment will also be included. There are only six single rooms available, and a limited number of twin rooms.

    Take a look at the website http://www.oceanbeachbournemouth.co.uk
    Please select the room choice and then add additional guests dependent of choice.
    Single guests wishing to room share, should call  the office direct to make your booking. Ring 01604 620361
     

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    11 February 2017 16:30 - 11 February 2017 18:30

    Saturdays.16.30 till 18.30

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    19 February 2017 17:15 - 19 February 2017 18:15

    This swim is in Llantwit Major on the 3rd Sunday of every month.
    Please contact Andy Griffiths for details.

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    19 February 2017 17:15 - 19 February 2017 18:15

    This swim is in Llantwit Major on the 3rd Sunday of every month.
    Please contact Andy Griffiths for details.

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    25 February 2017 16:30 - 25 February 2017 18:30

    Saturdays.16.30 till 18.30

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

    Saturdays.16.30 till 18.30

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

    Saturdays.16.30 till 18.30

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

    Saturdays.16.30 till 18.30

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    21 May 2017

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

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    11 June 2017

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

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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 shops 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. 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 bar or catering will be open. Tuesday the festival officially opens at 1500hrs with introductions, a tea party and live music in the evening. Wednesday hopefully a full orchestra followed by karaoke, Thursday a German beer night – yep a return of Baron von Schmidt Haus, Friday war time sing along and forties themed live entertainment with talented singer Miss Annie, Saturday 5K/10K charity run, dog racing, traditional talent night and disco, Sunday a quiz followed by live music. 
    For those who want to be entertained the days will be taken up with a host of activities, last year we had nearly 80 sessions running across the week and some of the popular ones will be back - drum workshop, archery, painting, willow making, yoga & fishing contest to name just a few, others will be new and that’s what the team are working on at the moment.
    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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    16 July 2017

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

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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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    04 August 2017 - 07 August 2017

    Hosted by Lower Poulza Post in sunny Cornwall.  
    Enjoy an extended weekend at this 40 acre farm site just 4 miles from Bude.
    Visitors can be assured of a great weekend of fun and relaxation to suit all, not to mention Cornish hospitality, and local food.
    For more info on Lower Poulza Post head to  www.lowerpoulzapost.co.uk
    Details on how to book will follow soon...

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    13 August 2017

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

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    27 August 2017 09:30 - 27 August 2017 15:00

    Bring a picnic and enjoy a fun day on this fabulous beach. 
    Find midway on the naturist beach - look for BN orange! 

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    03 September 2017

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

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