Taking place across the UK in September 2018
The Great British Skinny Dip has been organised to create an upbeat, health-focused, anyone-can-do-it, exciting challenge for people in the UK to discover the health benefits of clothes-free activities and to help change people's attitudes towards body image.
This great event will provide lots of opportunities for people to try costume-free swimming across many varied locations, whilst having fun and raising awareness of how many people’s buttoned-up attitude to the human body is causing them to lead potentially unhealthy lives.
The more we hide away and are ashamed of our bodies - the harder it is to look after them properly and the greater likelihood of people having body confidence issues.
Throughout September 2018 there will be many opportunities, in varied locations all around the country, for people discover the fun, exhilaration and liberation of shaking off your clothes - and your troubles too!
Worried about the law? Don't be! Even in these enlightened days of the 21st Century, many people still assume that not wearing any clothes in a public place is going to get you arrested. Not so! It's been that way for over a decade, but recently British Naturism have engineered a change in the way public nudity is treated by the Police and all officers are now being trained properly. The law is clear. If you remove your clothes with the intention of causing someone alarm and distress then you are likely to get into trouble. If you are removing your clothes to celebrate your humanity, to do something exhilarating and to feel the breeze on your body and the water all over your skin, then no problem! In this hot, hot weather it's actually the sensible way to be!
Maybe you have a cause that you would like to raise money for?
If so, why not organise your own skinny dip?
Or, if that sounds like too much hard work then simply take part in one of our pre-organised events.
Want to know more? Simply click one of the links below to:
The Great British Skinny Dip is a project run by British Naturism, the UK’s national organisation for Naturists since 1964.
Image: Mark Bass