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Hello from Wiltshire, UK
« on: July 07, 2016, 12:31:01 PM »
Hi all,

My introduction:

I have recently joined this site in the hope of being inspired to try more free-range naturism, alongside increased opportunities for 'factory-farmed naturism', which I also enjoy.

In between the two extremes I have also been hard at work in my garden, trying to create areas where secret naturism can be carried out, away from the eyes of the neighbours.

Some years ago - probably around 10 or 20 - I would often try to sneak off into the nearby countryside and try to find somewhere to walk naked, but often unsuccessfully, and I slowly gave up on the idea. Even when I found suitable places, the experience was ruined by the fear of being caught and even feeling that I was doing something subversive, which was never the intention.

My intention was just to enjoy what I get most from naturism, which is a feeling of complete liberation, along with all the other de-stressing and escapist benefits that I am sure most (if not all) people on here can relate to.

What I am mainly looking for here is inspiration and advice on finding suitable places to walk. I note there are a lot of US citizens on here, who have a vast and comparatively empty country to explore, but I am hoping fellow Brits will share some of their 'fieldcraft' and help me overcome the challenge of being a free-range naturist over here, especially if they are from my neck of the woods. I'm particularly interested in combining (clothed) cycling with nude walking, so would love to hear from anybody who has experience of that.

Over and out!

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Re: Hello from Wiltshire, UK
« Reply #1 on: July 07, 2016, 06:43:58 PM »
Hi all,

My introduction:

I have recently joined this site in the hope of being inspired to try more free-range naturism, alongside increased opportunities for 'factory-farmed naturism', which I also enjoy.

Some years ago - probably around 10 or 20 - I would often try to sneak off into the nearby countryside and try to find somewhere to walk naked, but often unsuccessfully, and I slowly gave up on the idea. Even when I found suitable places, the experience was ruined by the fear of being caught and even feeling that I was doing something subversive, which was never the intention.



What I am mainly looking for here is inspiration and advice on finding suitable places to walk. I note there are a lot of US citizens on here, who have a vast and comparatively empty country to explore, but I am hoping fellow Brits will share some of their 'fieldcraft' and help me overcome the challenge of being a free-range naturist over here, especially if they are from my neck of the woods. I'm particularly interested in combining (clothed) cycling with nude walking, so would love to hear from anybody who has experience of that.

Over and out!

Sounds like you had significant guilt 10 or 20 years ago. I relate. It is not sneaky, it is escape from shackles and freedom of expression, exploration of ones nature.

Fear of being caught is real and an allie, but it can also give a challenge and a stubborn place to stand to feel liberated. A brave  F*** You, if you catch my meaning. So it has intimidated me, but also has been something overcome and growth. Fear has been like that in many aspects of my life.

YEa, I want to hear about free range on a (what I'm told) crowded island with no laws, but laws just the same. There is a lot buried in the site here and there. More please.
Jbee   
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Re: Hello from Wiltshire, UK
« Reply #2 on: July 07, 2016, 07:33:46 PM »
Being subversive is the essence and raison d'etre of naturism, so don't feel at all bad about it! As an American group says, "Dedicated to destroying the fabric of our society".

I believe I'm the only one here who's had much experience as a naturist on both sides of the Atlantic, and I can tell you there are opportunities everywhere. You should join the Naturist Ramblers, who do walks every couple of weeks in southeast England. I was just on an extended visit there, and I enjoyed several of their trips. There are a couple of people on this board who are members.

http://www.justwearasmile.co.uk/natram/

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Re: Hello from Wiltshire, UK
« Reply #3 on: July 08, 2016, 03:35:23 PM »
Welcome, atourist.

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Even when I found suitable places, the experience was ruined by the fear of being caught and even feeling that I was doing something subversive, which was never the intention.

Many of us began this way. As Jbee and JohnP have noted, there is a bit of deconditioning for those of us that were taught that rambling about with no clothes is wrong. As Reuben noted here just recently, nudity is rarely mentioned in scripture except in passing.

With frequent walks and hikes and getting your private SN area set up, this feeling of doing something bad will pass. Frequent visits to this or other websites for conversation about naked rambling is a good way to assuage those feelings.

Duane

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Re: Hello from Wiltshire, UK
« Reply #4 on: July 08, 2016, 06:55:09 PM »
Hi all,

My introduction:

I have recently joined this site in the hope of being inspired to try more free-range naturism, alongside increased opportunities for 'factory-farmed naturism', which I also enjoy.

In between the two extremes I have also been hard at work in my garden, trying to create areas where secret naturism can be carried out, away from the eyes of the neighbours.

Some years ago - probably around 10 or 20 - I would often try to sneak off into the nearby countryside and try to find somewhere to walk naked, but often unsuccessfully, and I slowly gave up on the idea. Even when I found suitable places, the experience was ruined by the fear of being caught and even feeling that I was doing something subversive, which was never the intention.

My intention was just to enjoy what I get most from naturism, which is a feeling of complete liberation, along with all the other de-stressing and escapist benefits that I am sure most (if not all) people on here can relate to.

What I am mainly looking for here is inspiration and advice on finding suitable places to walk. I note there are a lot of US citizens on here, who have a vast and comparatively empty country to explore, but I am hoping fellow Brits will share some of their 'fieldcraft' and help me overcome the challenge of being a free-range naturist over here, especially if they are from my neck of the woods. I'm particularly interested in combining (clothed) cycling with nude walking, so would love to hear from anybody who has experience of that.

Over and out!
When I was a kid, there was always a place found for secret or private activities. Our own little world. We would find this in the blank spaces along the housing development, the highways, or the farming fields. It was very common to have these spots everywhere that I lived, Virginia, on military bases, around Paris and Michigan. We could talk freely, we might smoke some smuggled tobacco, camp-out where we could walk to, or just have a place to speak freely. They were used as a base for secret naturism, a place to be naked, or walk with girlfriends, or drink on weekends, as I got older.

These spots were identified as places where other kids weren't hanging out. Sometimes they weren't being there in any frequency. Younger kids would stay away from where scary older ones were frequenting.

We can utilize these same spots for sunning. We can find similar in more remote, populated areas, someones small forest on top of a hill, a wind break, a property boundary, a spot waiting to be developed, or lying furrow for a season, or a real-estate investment languishing for years. In the countryside a creek area that floods, or has to much slope for farming and is not useful to cultivate. A spot to used to collect mushrooms, or a wild crop, in season. I've lived back east, I've lived in Europe and I've traveled extensively in both, mostly at a young age, attuned to these kinds of places and they are everywhere.

I've worked with homeless populations, and they maintain a stealth, living and sheltering in places like these, which scare away the local children. Signs of children must be noted. If they go running home wide eyed telling of the naked guy, the elders get wind of it, they might take attitude that a predator is stalking the children.

You have to keep one ear out at all times and have a plan, in case there are intruders. It is a stealth, or warriors way of being. People lived with one ear out in the so called primitive tribal life, the hunter gatherer. It is hardwired into our being, like any deer or rabbit, to watch for dangers. This kind of stuff makes me feel more alive, real and aware of my moment, which is a very healthy state.

You can be nude in all sorts of places, not just wide open ones like I have here in Arizona, not just in a backyard. I have embraced skills, or craft, to do just that. Wherever animals are living, particularly deer and large animals, surviving man's encroachment, I know that I can be naked. Where smaller ones survive, then you must be small, like lying down in the tall grass or flowery meadow to sun.

Subversion is liberation. Fear is good, keeps us alert, makes us alive, awakens our nature, liberates us from the boxes that we are tightly kept in, steals back what has been unduly restricted, within our "nature." Naked and afraid might ruin the experience to an extent, but naked and cautious, naked and stealth, naked and in the element, naked like a warrior steps, naked and properly alert, naked and in the moment, that's all natural, healthy and fun. 

A kid's greatest tool to get to these places is the bicycle. When a kid gets a bike, that kid has reached a whole new level of exploration, and independence. They are quiet, they are still close to surroundings not isolated like a car, and slow and observant. They stash easily. One can easily roam a ten mile radius on a bike. There is much potential in a twenty mile circle. It can get one to a closer place quickly and with less suspect than walking. Kids get this, so I find these old kid parts and stop focusing being so damn grown up, and forgetting what I learned growing up. Grown up is an illusion and a trap that must be occasionally shed, like the clothing that represents it.

Then, as a kid, the next liberating range of mobility was getting a motorized vehicle. Now, one can take the bike many more miles, detach it from the car, and place that ten mile radius anywhere.

Also, if you have countryside, you can stealth camp. When the ancients traveled, they had to stealth camp to avoid dangers, bandits, etc. They had to be creative, coy, think ahead, and develop a repertoire of known hunting and gathering campsites. Anywhere, there is dangerous territory to conquer when nude.

Even if you live in an urban area, kids end up in abandoned places and behind roof parapets. There is naturism on a golf course at night, if done properly. You don't have rattlesnakes on yours in the UK.

All of this is natural behavior to a human being. It is something lost in a modern man's world. It can be regained. The persona, the adult facade is shed along with the clothing and there is liberation. The attitude of not wanting to act childish is just the facade wanting to cling and control, afraid of getting lost. This is not reckless and it is not innocent. It certainly does not have to be dangerous, unless you let it.

All of this is free range naturism.
Jbee
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Re: Hello from Wiltshire, UK
« Reply #5 on: July 09, 2016, 12:53:39 AM »
Thanks, Jbee. Inspiring talk that will encourage me to seek out new places.

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Re: Hello from Wiltshire, UK
« Reply #6 on: July 28, 2016, 02:35:32 PM »
Greeting Atourist,

Although I now live in Buckinghamshire, I grew up in North Wiltshire (near Melksham) and never had trouble finding quiet spots in that part of the world. I have returned many times over the years as my mother lived in Melksham until her death a couple of years ago and I know there is still plenty of space there for free range naturism which I have regularly taken advantage of.

Don't forget that a lot of your exploring can be done at a desk. Google Earth and tools such as "where's the path" can be a great way to start identifying areas to explore on the ground and can save you a lot of time.

Naturist Ramblers come as far west as Swindon or Marlborough and have several routes in the Salisbury area. They also offer the benefit of safety in numbers which can remove a geat deal of the stress that you may feel being out on your own. If you are going to join a NR walk, tell us here. There are often members of the forum on the walks and it is good to put faces and names together.

Have fun,


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Re: Hello from Wiltshire, UK
« Reply #7 on: July 28, 2016, 04:08:12 PM »
That site is a great idea for a mapping tool, Ian. I recognize the mapping imagery from some of your posts and reports.

Too bad there isn't an equal in the states.

Duane

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Re: Hello from Wiltshire, UK
« Reply #8 on: July 28, 2016, 10:02:43 PM »
Oh, we have useful stuff here too. How about Caltopo? Centered on Little Rock Pond in Vermont, an excellent place for a dip when hiking:
https://caltopo.com/map.html#ll=43.3998,-72.95602&z=14&b=t

That's a long way from Wiltshire.

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Re: Hello from Wiltshire, UK
« Reply #9 on: July 28, 2016, 11:07:33 PM »
Thanks, JohnP.
You mentioned this one before. I remembered it when I saw it.
This time I bookmarked it. Nice!

It doesn't do the side by side like "Where's the Path", but it has layers that can be switched on or off with more options.

Duane

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Re: Hello from Wiltshire, UK
« Reply #10 on: July 28, 2016, 11:36:58 PM »
I am hoping fellow Brits will share some of their 'fieldcraft' and help me overcome the challenge of being a free-range naturist over here

The most important thing I learned on the original Secret Naturist site was that if I carry a wrap (I purchased the ridiculously expensive Sport Kilt), then I'm comfortable walking in any quiet area because if I do see anyone, I just wrap it round and smile 'hello' when I get to them.
Previously I only walked naked in the dark.

Yesterday I walked 12 miles with the Naturist Ramblers in the New Forest area.
Apart from the beginning and end of the walk, we only needed to cover up once for about 2 minutes in the 6 hours we were out.  ;D

Try joining us sometime.

Norman.