Mystery Naked Rambler speaks of nude run on Welsh Mountaintop
A mystery Naked Rambler writing under the pseudonym ‘Machenman’ has spoken out after criticism of his nude run by fellow walkers on Machen Mountain made headlines in the South Wales Argus newspaper.
The man, known only as Chris, replied; “If I wanted to expose myself in public, I wouldn't be walking there at 6 am. I genuinely did not expect anyone else to be there. I enjoy doing what is a very natural activity, which is much more common in some other countries, and do not want to upset people. To put it in context - on two occasions while walking on the mountain I saw a couple of walkers and turned to go a different way to avoid close contact. The next time, I tried out an alternative route from further along the mountain in order to avoid them, but the first part was on a road, when I saw a couple of walkers coming towards
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me, not aware they may have been the same ones as before. On this occasion as I could not avoid passing, I did partly cover myself and both walkers passed looking directly ahead.”
In an apology online to the passing walker and his wife, Machenman said; “If your partner was upset, I am sorry, but as you said nothing, I was not aware I was causing any upset. And after all, no-one made you look, and all I did was walk past you.“
The nude article by Argus staff reporter Alice Rose received well over 70 colourful replies in the comments section, notably enhanced by the concerned walkers themselves. Surprisingly, the majority of the views put forward by the public on this occasion seemed to have been in favour of the phantom Naked Rambler and in one comment, ITV Wales was said to be interested in doing a follow-up interview on the Machen Mountain incident.