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About our walks
"The objective of this
club is to organise and lead walks along, mostly, public rights
of way in quiet countryside for groups of naturists who enjoy
walking in the fresh air."
Our intention is to enjoy
the exhilaration of walking without the encumbrance of clothing
when the weather and circumstances permit. It is not, however,
our intention to cause anyone any offence. The walks are planned
to take place in fairly uninhabited parts of the countryside
to minimise the chance of meeting textile walkers.
It is our policy to carry
"cover-up" garments. The Walk Leader will tell you
when it is suitable to be nude or not. It is a requirement on
those who take part in the walks should cover up when told to
do so by the Leader.
The law regarding nudity
in public in England and Wales was clarified in mid-2018. A
Briefing Note from the College of Policing states that passive
nudity in public, which includes nude rambling, is deemed to
be a lawful activity and that as no offences are being committed
then no police action will be necessary.
As a result of this clarification
of the law, we have decided to undertake a trial whereby we are
relaxing our cover-up policy. As general guidelines, we will
now only cover-up in the following circumstances:
Passing people's property or active farms / farmyards;
Walking along roads;
Passing large car parks where there may be lots of textiles:
If we are approaching children.
When we do meet textiles,
it is important to behave in a relaxed and pleasant manner. Individuals
on our Nat Ram walks are responsible for their own actions and
can cover-up whenever they want, to ensure they are comfortable
with the situation.
Membership is open to all
naturists (male and female) over the age of 18 who agree to abide
by the Naturist
Ramblers Constitution. All walkers are required to sign a
Form. It requests contact details and requires the walkers
to follow the instructions of the Walk Leader and to accept full
responsibility for their own actions. Please be aware that these
walks are volunteer led. This means you are responsible for your
own safety at all times.
Perhaps you are in two minds
about joining a naturist walk. The idea sounds fine but you are
apprehensive about undressing. Please rest assured that we definitely
do not insist that people go nude on these walks nor put anyone
under any pressure to do so. Indeed sometimes it can be too cold!
But you will find all the walkers friendly and chatty and we
are certain you will soon find walking nude to be a supremely
enjoyable and liberating experience. Why not come along and try
one of our walks - even if you do not like our 'style' of walking
then at least you will get a pleasant walk in the countryside
for your efforts.
To get a feel for what our
walks involve, have a look at the photos
from our 2017 walks.
The photos do make it look
as if Nat Ram is an almost male only club, but this is not quite
a fair representation. At our Annual Dinner in 2018 we had 6
women attend the function. For what-ever reason men are more
inclined to adopt a naturist lifestyle than women, but there
are many women naturists around. From our experience, women on
our walks do not wish to be photographed, consequently the impression
that the photos present is a virtual male biased picture of Nat
Ram. On most of our walks we do get at least one woman rambler.
Sometimes more, sometimes fewer!
If you are a woman and maybe
interested in trying out our walks, but are 'not sure', we can
put you in touch with one of our keenest woman walkers who will
be very happy to have a chat about Nat Ram walks from a womans
perspective, and support and encourage prospective female members
of the Club, perhaps by acting as a 'buddy' on your first walk
if wished. Please feel free to contact
our Secretary who will forward your email onto the appropriate
If you are still in doubt
about whether you might enjoy our walks, read
some of the comments from first time walkers with the Naturist
We do try and tie in the start time of each walk with the rail
timetable to accommodate those travelling by train. For some
walks you can leave the London terminus after 10.00 to take advantage
of cheap day and railcard reductions. None of the walks require
leaving the London terminus before 09.30 so it is possible to
take advantage of off-peak tickets if they apply.
We do endeavour to provide a lift from the rail station to the
walk start point. However please note that that we cannot guarantee
a lift. Should there be insufficient cars at the pick-up station
it will be necessary for some walkers arriving by train to take
a mini cab to the start point and share the cost.
If you were considering
coming on one of our walks, we have listed some general guidelines
start from a pub at about mid-day. We usually conclude our day
with supper together in the pub, so you might like to arrange
to be free all day if you are coming to join us. If you have
to get away a little earlier, be aware that particularly when
the weather is fine we may not return to the starting point until
||Each of these
walks is between 10 and 14 miles in length. Many are in hilly
country, and all are in reasonably unpopulated areas for obvious
reasons. The going along footpaths through woods and over fields
can be rough and at times muddy underfoot in places, so you need
to be reasonably fit.
||It is recommended
that you come well equipped with strong walking boots or shoes.
also bring a rucksack for your clothes, a picnic lunch, at least
a litre (two pints) to drink if hot sunny weather is forecast,
and rainwear and warm clothing when appropriate.
to consider bringing with you are a hat, insect repellent, sun
block cream and hiking poles, especially if you ever have any
trouble with your knees or balance.
||It is important
that the group keeps together, as trying to lead a large group
can create problems for the walk leader. If you do get separated
from the group, we recommend that you return to the last point
where you had contact with the group and wait. Once realising
that we have lost a walker, somebody will come in search of you!
We suggest that you wait 30 mins. After that time you will need
to either retrace your steps or find your own way back to the
walk start point.
||A limited first
aid kit will generally be carried on each walk. It does not contain
any medication, so you will need to carry any medical basics
that you may require, such as: antihistamine cream, anti-septic
||A mobile phone
can also be very useful. It is recommended that you register
your phone with the emergency services. This will make it much
easier to contact them in case of an emergency - see the see
the video on the Nat Ram main page for details of how to do it
||We do urge
our walkers to have regard to the "rules" of the countryside,
having due respect for those whose livelihood is the land, shutting
gates behind us, clearing up debris from picnic lunches and so
||Dogs are welcome
on most of our walks, but they do need to be kept under control,
especially around livestock. Be aware that a farmer is allowed
to kill your dog if it's worrying their livestock!
If you would like to join
us on our walks, or have a particular query you can email the