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Last Updated: Thursday, 7 August, 2003, 16:15 GMT 17:15 UK
Naked rambler continues trek
Steve Gough spent the day shopping in Carlisle
Steve Gough spent the day shopping in Carlisle
A naked rambler, arrested eight times attempting to walk from Land's End to John O'Groats, says he is determined to complete the trek following his latest brush with the law.

Steve Gough made the defiant statement in Cumbria as he made his way northward.

The 44-year-old, from Eastleigh, Hampshire, was warned by police on Wednesday as he turned out to be the man spotted by a number of walkers in the Yorkshire Dales, wearing only a sun hat and boots.

But officers decided not to take any action against him as no one had made a formal complaint.

After hitchhiking to Cumbria, he spent most of the day shopping for supplies in Carlisle.

He said: "I'm determined to carry on. I've been stopped 10 times so far and arrested eight times but I'm still going.

"On the other two occasions they just gave me a bit of finger wagging and that was it.

"I put sun cream on my shoulders, I've got a big rucksack on and I'm heading north so the sun's on my back.

"I just make sure I drink plenty of water."

Mr Gough set off from Land's End in June for the walk, which he intends as a protest against what he sees as antiquated attitudes towards nakedness.

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