A local naturist club has announced that it is looking for new members from Herefordshire.

The Pines Outdoor Club, based in the Forest of Dean passed on the following message to us:

‚ÄúAfter a break of four years, The Pines Outdoor Club, which is situated close to Longhope and just over the Gloucestershire/Herefordshire border, held a ‚ÄúClothes Optional Open Day‚ÄĚ again this year.‚ÄĚ

A bit of information about the club:

“The lovely grounds, covering eight acres and situated in the Forest of Dean, are convenient for Cheltenham, Gloucester, Tewkesbury, Ross, Monmouth and South Wales. Some members travel from even further afield. The woodland flora and fauna contains many beautiful wild flowers, birds and mammals.

“Spring starts with dramatic displays of wild daffodils, anemones, and violets, followed by a carpet of bluebells and later spotted orchids. Five other orchid species occur and dormice, squirrels, rabbits and badgers are present.

‚ÄúPines members jointly own their grounds, which are held in trust for them by a panel of trustees*. 

“This privilege also carries with it an equal share in the responsibilities of ownership. Our members are expected to actively participate in the necessary maintenance of the club grounds, both on organised winter workdays, and less formally during the summer.

“There are always light jobs to suit the less-able or elderly. Basic hand tools and protective gloves are available on site at all times. No expensive or valuable equipment is kept on site.

“The object of the club is to maintain an area where people who appreciate the benefits of social nakedness in the open air may do so in comfort and safety.

“Guests are always welcome provided they accept that nakedness is the norm when conditions are suitable. They need not themselves undress if they are uncomfortable doing so. Non-members are charged for day and overnight visits.

‚ÄúChildren are welcome at any time, so long as a parent, guardian, or other adult specifically acting in loco parentis accompanies them. 

‚ÄúA high standard of behaviour is expected at the club grounds, at all times, as would be wholly acceptable in any family orientated environment.‚ÄĚ

More details can be found on their website.