: In Search Of Naturists
19th January 2022
was a lovely day. Time to get back
into the mountains. That is what we
planned until we had a second look at the
Winds of over 30 mph. Windchill
feels like -7°.
Let's go somewhere lower and warmer.
"Why not go looking for Naturists?"
have had our own Naturists, or at least
skinny dippers. The late and sadly
missed Graham for example on BB0407.
Also Terry, who was unable to join
us today, on BB1434.
And we have observed, from a discreet
distance, others who plunged into tarns.
only once have we encountered
a true Naturist- The
That was on BB1317.
It was somewhat sad to
learn that his proclivities
had earned him seven years in
naked, solitary confinement
at Nicola's pleasure.
I don't think I worded that
quite right. Imprisoned in Scotland.
Now back out, he is thought
to have been spotted in the
Lake District in June 2021.
he, or someone of his ilk, be
Scar seemed the most likely place. The original
plan had been to walk the full length of
the Scar but Martin fooled us by arriving
at Mike's rather than us arriving at Martin's.
That was no great hardship as not
only did it save us a couple of miles, Mike,
or to be more precise Jean, presented each
of us with a hot sausage just like the good
old days when he ran the hotel.
we went through the Township Plantation
and along the open land to Lord's Seat.
paused at the cairn.....
with its tribute to the Founder of the Lake
District Naturists Trust- a place to find
them if anywhere would be.
as none were present we continued south
to the far end from whence, to my amazement,
I could just see our house.
surprising was that we could see the estuary.
dropped down through Buckhouse Wood. The
plan for the return was to take the permissive
path northwards through the woods, past
the special needs school and on to Bell
someone decided that was too far and too
steep. It would be better to take
the gentler climb up from the school. Well,
it might be gentler but it has rather more
exposure to steep drops than some might
feel comfortable about. Fortunately the
limestone was dry and we were going up,
not down, so the grip was good and the exposure
didn't seem so bad.
passed the cairn (still no Naturists), we
stopped for lunch, sheltered out of the
wind by a limestone cliff.
return to Mike's was via a slight deviation
from the way we had come up.
humans had we seen? Quite a few dog
walkers but no Naturists. Maybe it
was too cold for them. We finished
off at the Hare & Hounds at Levens,
socially distanced in the outside shelter.
Conveniently, there is an electric
heater on a time-switch in the shelter.
Presumably installed to keep the chill
off the Naturists whilst they enjoy their
20th January 2022
Mike for his photos
My apologies to Canon Hervey and his
descendants. It was of course the
a rather different sort of body, that he
founded in 1962 but I have occasionally
been known to twist the facts to fit the
Stan, Mike B, Martin, Don, Holly,
Robin, TV Mike