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Wednesday 1 June 2016

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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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Senate House Art Exhibition

Court artist Isobel Williams is having a small art exhibition, including two recent drawings of the Naked Rambler Stephen Gough, in Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU (School of Advanced Study, second floor foyer), on now. This exhibition is part of the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies’ (IALS) public engagement programme that explores and promotes the humanity of law. For more details about IALS, see their website HERE

There is no official end date for the exhibition but it is on throughout June. It’s free and the opening hours are as per Senate House Library Here:

Naked Rambler in art exhibition


Solitary Confinement -  © Copyright image 2015 Ian Beveridge October 9th 2012 - Naked Rambler Stephen Gough celebrating crossing the English border after serving six and a half years in Scottish prisons for simply appearing naked in public -   © Copyright image 2012 John Hamilton Naked Rambler Stephen Gough shares his principle on nudity - Click on picture to enlarge - © Copyright image 2012  Knut Caspari An Audience with Stephen Gough - Click on image to enlarge - © Copyright image 2015 James Arthur Allen

We are always on the lookout for new talent. Be it artists, animators, cartoonists, film producers, journalists, performers, photographers or writers. We can showcase your work on here for free.

For more details please contact us at : info@nakedrambler.org

New Acquisitions in 2016. The NЯO is to receive two new Naked Rambler cushions to add to our art collection. The “Naked Rambler at the Mountains of Madness” cushions are based on a painting by Glen Vaudrey and can be seen on the Arts & Crafts page soon.

Click Here for a short video. Stephen Gough uses a quotation from Edmund Burke a politician elected to Parliament by the constituents of Bristol on Thursday November 3rd 1774, to explain why, in his key note speech, the philosophy of living by one’s own judgement.

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Annual HMP Edinburgh to Upper Hindhope Naked Walk to Freedom. October the 5th 2015 was the inaugural date after Ian Beveridge, a long time Stephen Gough supporter, suggested the idea on a blogger’s page in 2014. For the full story see the Commemorative Walk

For  all the Naked Rambler Front Page lead stories in 2016, See our back issues below for:

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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.

For the full story with readers comments see the South Wales Argus Here

Click on image for An Audience with Stephen Gough interviews - Copyright Image © The Scottish Sun Click on image to enlarge - Copyright ©  Chris - via Twitter April 2016 Click on image to enlarge -   From Wikimedia Commons, the free media repository. Copyright ©  Steve Slater

Above: The Phantom Naked Rambler as seen on Machen Mountain in April 2016.

An Audience with  Stephen Gough Copyright © Chris - Via Twitter April 2016 R v GOUGH 1 - Winchester Crown Court, December 2015 - 19.6 x 28.3cm - Stephen Gough is the Naked Rambler. Unlike the Supreme Court pictures, these drawings had to be drawn from memory as it is illegal to draw in the lower courts. © Copyright 2016 Isobel Williams R v GOUGH 2 - Winchester Crown Court, October 2015 - 29.5 x 20.5cm - Matthew Scott is, on this occasion, the naked barrister. He cast off wig, gown and official court status when the Naked Rambler made a late decision to represent himself - which he was then not allowed to do, as he refused to cover himself in front of the jury. © Copyright 2016 Isobel Williams

Regina v Gough 1

Regina v Gough 2