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About our walks
Welcome to our Naturist
Ramblers webpage! As our name implies we are a group who enjoy
walking nude in the Great British Countryside where circumstances
"The objective of this
club is to organise and lead walks along, mostly, public rights
of way in quiet countryside for naturists who enjoy walking in
Membership is open to all
naturists (of whatever gender) over the age of 18 who agree to
abide by the Naturist
Ramblers Constitution. All walkers are required to sign a
Registration 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.
The walks are planned to
take place in fairly uninhabited parts of the countryside to
minimise the chance of meeting textile (clothed) walkers.
Naturist Ramblers organise
both longer and shorter walks. The longer walks are referred
to as 'Nat Ram' walks and the shorter walks are referred to as
'Stark Trekkers' walks.
Nat Ram walks generally
start from a pub at about mid-day and are between 10 and 14 miles
in length. Some of these walks do have shorter alternatives.
On these walks 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 7.00pm.
The shorter Stark Trekkers
walks offer monthly walks throughout the year in Kent and Sussex.
They are about half the length of Nat Ram walks. They meet mid-morning
and finish mid-afternoon with a visit to a local tea shop.
Many people ask about the
legality of our style of nude walking. The law regarding nudity
in public in England and Wales was clarified in spring 2018.
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 by participating in our style of Naturist Rambling
in England and Wales, we are very unlikely to be committing any
As a result of this clarification
of the law, we now only 'cover -up' in the following circumstances:
When passing close to property or active farms / farmyards;
When walking along roads; or
If we are approaching children.
Consequently when we do
meet textiles we do not necessarily cover-up. 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.
It is our policy to carry
'cover-up' garments. If the Walk Leader considers it appropriate,
he will tell the group when it needs to cover-up. It is a requirement
on those who take part in the walks that they should cover up
when told to do so by the Walk Leader.
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 2019 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 whatever 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
person. You might also like to read
the positive comments made by a first time woman Nat Ram walker.
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
If you were considering coming on one of our walks, we have listed
some general guidelines below:
||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 please refer to the
guidance on our Membership page.