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Last updated: 9 june, 2010 - 09:52 GMT

Naked hiking: what's the appeal?

Naked hiker, Paul Burkimsher

Paul Burkimsher has been rambling in the nude since he was a teenager

A court in Switzerland has acquitted a man who had been fined for rambling in the nude.

He had been challenging a new law in the eastern region of Appenzell, which banned a practice that is permitted under federal law.

Why do some people decide to do without clothes them when they set off for a stroll?

To find out, Europe Today asked another fan of naked hiking, Paul Burkimsher, who lives near Geneva.

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First broadcast 28 May 2010

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