Today we celebrate Naked Hiking Day, an annual event that sees thousands of Naturists around the globe head into the countryside to walk with friends.

Keen hiker, Pam, who recently completed the Yorkshire three peaks challenge in under eight hours, had to celebrate a day early due to work commitments:

“Walking nude boosts your self confidence and mental health because it is very free and natural. Most of the women I know outside of naturism worry constantly what their bodies look like, but walking nude shows you it doesn’t matter.”

This year there has been a surge in people walking naked for charity. Yesterday alone, events organised by British Naturism raised thousands of pounds for the British Heart Foundation, meaning that people have been able to help the physical health of others while supporting their own mental health.