Thousands of Brits are getting ready to strip off and feel the breeze on their skin on a series of walks to raise funds for the British Heart Foundation (BHF). The fundraisers will be taking part in British Naturism’s Naked Heart Walks where clothing will be optional.
The naked walkers will stroll around the grounds of gardens, stately homes and castles for the sponsored walks co-hosted by British Naturism to encourage the goal of keeping people healthy and fit. And with an Ipsos poll commissioned by British Naturism in 2022, revealing that almost seven million Britons describe themselves as ‘Naturists’ or ‘Nudists’ – it seems it’s even more fun in the nude!
Last year, the locations for the walk included the grounds of a Cold War bunker and gave participants a chance to ditch their clothes, meet like-minded, relaxed people and experience the joys of being naked in the great outdoors.
Andrew Welch, the national spokesperson 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.
“I’m delighted to see the number of our Naked Heart Walks more than double this year and would 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 you can support the BHF, and this is one of the more unusual, but why not try something new? It is an opportunity to free yourself from everyday constraints while enjoying the beautiful surroundings and stunning locations where these walks are being held.
“Whether you dare to bare or keep your clothes on you can take part knowing that you will be helping our researchers find the new treatments and cures that can keep families together longer.”
Heart and circulatory diseases are the world’s biggest killers, and they can affect anyone. But thanks to research the British Heart Foundation is funding, there’s hope. BHF backs the brightest scientific minds – experts with the power to find treatments and cures that could make a huge difference to your life and the lives of your family and friends.
Dare to bare? Get involved and view the times, dates, and locations of naked walks at the Naked Heart Walks website.