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    Andrew Welch

    It's a record Septembare!

    PRESS RELEASE FROM BRITISH NATURISM

    The third annual Great British Skinny Dip takes place all over the UK in #Septembare 2018

    The Great British Skinny Dip is British Naturism's upbeat, health-focused, anyone-can-do-it, exciting challenge for people in the UK to discover the health benefits of clothes-free activities and to help change people's attitudes towards body image.

    There is a record number of opportunities for people to try costume-free swimming across many varied locations, whilst having fun and raising awareness of how many people’s buttoned-up attitude to the human body is causing them to lead potentially unhealthy lives.

    The more we hide away and are ashamed of our bodies - the harder it is to look after them properly and the greater likelihood of people having body confidence issues.

    Help people you know to discover the fun, exhilaration and liberation of shaking off your clothes - and your troubles too!

    In 2018 there are almost sixty opportunities including beach, lake, river, leisure centre, waterpark, lido, Naturist club and indoor swimming pool skinny dips. There's an outdoor adventure centre, a 'glamping' site and even an island on a Scottish loch.

    Where will you go?

     

    Update 5th September

    The GBSD is well underway and we've had reports from a number of dips:

    At Diogenes Sun Club, the third annual charity dip run by Rennie Grove Hospice Care saw twenty people jump into the large outdoor pool in bright, warm sunshine.

    The Scottish Outdoor Club combined their Great British Skinny Dip event with their 80th birthday at their home on an island in Loch Lomond

    At Balmedie beach. Aberdeenshire, eight dippers enjoyed the long, sandy beach

    The 'Daring dawn dip' arranged by Forth Naturists at Yellowcraig beach, East Lothian was attended by a fifteen dippers who gathered at 6:15am and saw the sun rise as they swam. 

    At Beacon Tarn in the Lake District, attendees report on a beautiful walk up to the tarn in great company. Several enjoyed the walk back without clothes before enjoying a picnic.

     

    Keep up to date

    Follow the action through the month at:

    Facebook: greatbritishskinnydip

    Twitter: GBSD2018

     

    Image - thanks to Peter Braddock

    Edited by Andrew Welch

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