Brits urged to ditch trunks for mass skinny dipping events during 30C heatwave

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    Baking Britain is good nudes for naturists who plan to cool off in 30C temperatures with mass skinny dips nationwide.

    Naturism chiefs say naked bathing boosts mental health and body positivity.

    They have launched a Great British Skinny Dip campaign urging folk to ditch their duds and swim in the nude with pals, work mates and loved ones for charity.

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    Thousands look set to strip off this weekend in Dorset, Sussex and Birmingham – with more daring to bare in Manchester in seven days’ time.

    British Naturism bosses hope to stage a record 200 skinny dips across the country this summer to raise funds for the British Heart Foundation.

    Clubs nationwide have noticed a 40% rise in members.

    North West organiser Ron O’Hare, 71, a former window cleaner, said: "There is no better way to enjoy the sunshine than by taking off your clothes.

    "We are a really inclusive bunch and want everyone to give it try.

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    "When you’ve done it once and you realise just what a wonderful sense of freedom it gives you, it’s a struggle to put your clothes back on.

    "Naturism has never been so popular, particularly since lockdown.

    "I think people have finally realised how good it is for mental health and fantastic it can be for body positivity.

    "Most of it all it’s fantastic fun.

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    "We don’t just do skinny dips – we do all sorts of naked events.

    "The WI volunteered to make tea and cakes for a naked walk last week.

    "The good weather is brilliant for us.

    "It’s forecast to be baking hot this weekend which could be a record breaker for us.’"

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    On Saturday (June 17) hundreds are expected to peel off for a skinny dip at Ringstead Bay, near Weymouth, Dorset.

    According to British Naturism’s website: "Whether you’re a seasoned skinny dipper or a nudie-newbie we invite you to experience the freedom of swimming without trunks and bikinis this summer.’"

    But it warns newcomers to beware of a couple of hazards at Ringstead.

    It recommends taking shoes because the beach is 'mainly pebbles+'.

    And it says the path leading down to it 'can be overgrown in summer’ and advises: "Bring a stick for nettles."

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