Nudists discover red posts for first time
In May 1995 nudists were horrified to discover that, in progressing
their anti-nudist policy, The National Trust had erected two
new lines of posts in the dunes.
The red posts
Red posts marked out an unwanted new
'boundary' intended to restrict nudists to a 'zone' just on one-tenth
the size of the traditional nudist area.
The new nudist 'zone' only included the front ridge of dunes,
enjoyment of the beautiful land beyond.
Due to the density of the vegetation
or the slope of the dunes as much as half the
new zone was unusable. On busy days a decent space is hard to find.
The yellow posts
Yellow posts marked
a brand new and totally unnecessary dune path carved
through this Site of Special Scientific
Interest by the National
Trust and nauseatingly christened Heather Walk.
Supposedly for the benefit of visitors who
wished to avoid the nudist area this new walk served only to trigger
Fears the Trust would like to remove nudists entirely
Nudists at two other long
established beaches were being threatened with similar
restrictions. Signs were erected
at Morfa Dyffryn in North Wales, and at Holkham Bay in Norfolk
efforts were underway to ban nudists from the dunes leaving them
only the open beach... little comfort on a windswept
north Anglia beach!
Many Studland nudists believed the posts were the
first steps in a National Trust strategy to stop nude sunbathing at Studland