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Naked rambler plans to walk again
Stephen Gough
The ex-marine was arrested several times during his first walk
A man dubbed the "naked rambler" after walking the length of Britain in the nude says he plans a second walk, possibly with a naked companion.

Stephen Gough, 45, of Eastleigh, Hampshire, started from Land's End in the summer of 2003 and reached John O'Groats in January 2004.

Mr Gough, who said he was celebrating the naked form, was arrested several times along the way and jailed twice.

Speaking on Thursday, he said the time was right to repeat his naked trek.

Life is about living and not thinking too much about it - we are too paranoid about our bodies
Stephen Gough

He said he had received a lot of support for his latest venture and also revealed that he had been contacted by a man who was keen to undertake the naked walk with him.

He said: "There is one individual, who wants to remain anonymous at the moment, who seems up for doing the trip with me.

"Other people have also said they are going to join in but we will just have to wait and see."

Mr Gough, a former Royal Marine, said if he was not arrested the journey should take him two months to complete.

"I probably will get arrested but I am trying not to think about all the things that might happen in the future and concentrate on living in the moment - that is the best way," he said.

"Life is about living and not thinking too much about it - we are too paranoid about our bodies.

"Being naked is something that people push to the back of their minds and don't talk about, even in this society.

"It is better to be honest and open about it."

Mr Gough plans to begin his trek from Land's End on 16 June.

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