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Membership of Blackthorns is counted in "units". A unit can be a family including children up until they reach 18, a couple or an individual.
The club year runs from October 1st, and although a full subscription is payable in the first year irrespective of when you join, a reduction is made in the second year for those months you missed.
A membership subscription gives you unlimited access to the club.
If you are considering becoming a naturist, or are an established one already, and wish to consider becoming a member of Blackthorns the first thing to do is to make contact by phone or email and supply your full name and home address.
A letter of invitation will be sent out and we ask that you bring this with you on your first visit as partial proof of identity.
The visit will be at a weekend so that the Membership Secretary can meet you and show you the club and its facilities and introduce you to Directors of the club and fellow members. Don’t be nervous, it’s all very informal and includes a chat over a free cup of tea or coffee!
You will be asked to bring two further forms of ID: typically a driving license, passport, council tax bill or any utility bill showing your name and home address. A driving license with a photo is ideal.
You won’t be expected to make your mind up on the day but you will be given the opportunity to try naturism if it is your first time. Don’t worry, you don’t have to undress the moment you enter the grounds and only if it’s warm enough and if you do feel nervous there are plenty of quiet places you can use. You’ll be surprised how easy it is and how natural it feels, especially when others are already undressed.
Please see the “Frequently Asked Questions” page for more information.
You will be asked to have a head & shoulders photograph taken if you decide to join. This is only used to identify the applicants when their application goes to the following Board Meeting for approval and we place it on display, first names only, until you’ve attended enough times for people to recognise you as members.
All personal information is held in the strictest confidence and only seen by the officers dealing with your membership.
You’ll be welcome to return another weekend if you need time to decide.
Our aim is to make you feel comfortable and welcome.