The Naked Rambler

First off, let me just say that on many levels, I admire the hell out of this guy...and, with that said...on OTHER levels, he's as nutty as a fruitcake.. Having walked quite a bit in Scotland myself...I can attest to the cold, wind, rain, and midges that THIS GUY must have endured...I'd have frozen to death in two days...

A man trying to walk naked from Land's End to John O'Groats has finally reached his goal.

Over the course of his journey Stephen Gough, 44 has been arrested numerous times, made several court appearances and has served two jail sentences.

He began the 900-mile walk about seven months ago as a human rights protest to celebrate the naked human form, and to try to convince the public to stop being paranoid about the naked body.


He has spent his time walking, often in near freezing temperatures, wearing only socks, walking boots, his hat and his rucksack. Speaking as he approached his final goal, Mr Gough said he planned to take a dip in the sea, even with today's rain and cold temperatures.

He said: "Quite often there are big points in our lives, such as getting married, when you think 'what am I going to do after that?'

"When that time arrives it can quite often be a bit of an anti-climax and so what I'm trying to do is just try to enjoy walking along and enjoy the moment because getting there is just another moment."

by Eric on January 25, 2004 | Comments(3) | Psycho Rants
The Brier Patch links with: Here We Go Again

Comments so far:

Damn - I had to link it!!!!

posted by: Sam on January 25, 2004 06:27 PM

I'm glad I found the part where he was "wearing" a rucksack. I was wondering where he kept his smokes.

posted by: Parkway Rest Stop on January 25, 2004 08:28 PM

Guys off his rocker, but God Damn that's funny!

posted by: Gordon the Magnificent on January 25, 2004 11:57 PM