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  • A Naturist Summer Week in Hampshire (and Dorset!)


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    The regional events team for London and the South East have been hard at work over the last few weeks putting together a programme of naturist events for later in the year...

    With the help of many other BN members, we have been able to put together several days of naturist events to make the most of the (hopefully excellent) summer weather in August!

    These events have been organised in the west of our region, close to the New Forest in Hampshire (and a little further afield in Dorset) - and should provide opportunities for social nudity both indoors and outside and in some well-known (as well as more unusual) locations

    The events will all take place between 13 and 15 August

    On 13 August, we’ll head to the well established  Naturist Beach at Studland on the Isle of Purbeck in Dorset. This is one of the largest and most well-known naturist beaches in the UK and is very well maintained and supported by the National Trust. It also comes with its own dedicated ice-cream van in the summer, and facilities are available in the naturist area for barbecues. If the weather permits, we’ll be at the beach from at least 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. - look out for the orange BN flag. If you’ve never been to Studland before, this could be a great opportunity - I’ve even included a picture of me on the beach so you know what to expect!

    On 14 August, we have a naked walk organised close to the New Forest. The walk will leave from the Mill Arms pub in Dunbridge, close to Romsey around 12 midday. The walk will be led by BN member (and Naturist Ramblers walk leader) Nigel and will take us on quiet paths for around 10 miles before returning to the pub. We’ll need to be clothed when we meet at the pub, but it should be possible to walk most of the route naked (if the weather is on our side!) - the pub is opposite Dunbridge and Mottisfont station, and also has a large car park where we can leave cars during the afternoon

    Later that evening, the Mill Arms will host a naked dining evening for us - the walk could be a great way to build up an appetite, but you don’t have to come on the walk to join the evening meal. We will have a private room in the pub for the whole evening between 6 p.m. and 11 p.m. which has its own bar - so we’ll be able to be naked the whole time. The room also has two skittle alleys and a darts board if you’re feeling energetic

    Tickets for the evening meal will be on sale via the Regional Events section of the BN Events website soon. These are priced at £25 for two courses and £31 for three courses - there is plenty of choice for vegetarians and those needing a gluten-free meal. Families are very welcome at this event and a special children’s menu will be available at £8

    If you don’t fancy the drive (or train ride) home, accommodation will also be available at the Mill Arms on the evening of 14 August. This can also be booked via BN Events - if we are able to let all of the rooms to our group the pub will be happy for the accommodation area to be naturist at to serve breakfast to naturist guests the following morning

    On 15 August, the Avonvale Sun Club in Ringwood have invited us to join their Great British Skinny Dip event in the afternoon. Tickets for this event will be on sale later in the year priced at £5. They have also kindly invited those interested in joining these events to stay at the club on the evenings of 13, 14 and 15 August. Pitches for up to 10 tents will be available. Please contact me directly if you are interested in booking

    So, hopefully you’ll find plenty to do to fill three days with naturist activity on the South coast later this year - why not take this opportunity to try something new, or to travel from a little further afield

    And if three days isn’t enough, the  Naturist Ramblers will also be holding their walk at Grovely close to Salisbury on Wednesday 12 August - last year this attracted over 20 walkers, so could be a great opportunity to take your first ‘steps’ in naked hiking as part of a larger group

    If you have any questions about any of these events, why not drop me a line - jon.williams@bn.org.uk

     

     

     

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