Walkers to strip naked for ramble 15 minutes from Stoke-on-Trent

Walkers will strip off their clothes to stroll around the grounds of a tourist attraction just a 15-minute drive from Stoke-on-Trent. The naturist ramble will take place at the picturesque Dorothy Clive Garden on the border of Staffordshire, Cheshire and Shropshire.

It is one of six British Naturism’s Naked Heart Walks taking place at gardens, stately homes and castles across the UK to raise funds for the British Heart Foundation (BHF). Clothing will be optional to allow partners of naturists to join in too.

Tickets are on sale for £16.96 for the Dorothy Clive Gardens event which will be held on Wednesday, August 14 from 6pm to 8.30pm. It has been touted as the perfect event for newcomers.

Andrew Welch, national spokesman for British Naturism, said: "Taboos around nudity are eroding and the health and well-being benefits of going naked are more widely understood, with more and more people wanting to get the exhilarating feelings for themselves. We encourage anyone to come and give it a go - and raise much-needed funds for our charity partner, British Heart Foundation."

Ben Bishop, BHF fundraising manager, said: “There are lots of ways to support the BHF and, thanks to British Naturism, these now include taking your clothes off and enjoying the great outdoors. We hope that thousands of people will join one of the many walks being held around the country. In doing so, they’ll be helping us fund scientists to discover the new treatments and cures that can save and improve lives.”

There are currently six Naked Heart Walks, and tickets are on sale now:

  • Powderham Castle - Devon - Saturday 18 May

  • Leonardslee Gardens - West Sussex - Saturday 15 June

  • Himalayan Gardens - Yorkshire - Saturday 29 June

  • Cwm Weeg Gardens - Powys - Saturday 6 July

  • Bishampton - Worcester - Sunday 21 July

  • Dorothy Clive Gardens - Wednesday 14 August

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