The autumn equinox saw hundreds of brave Brits join a mass skinny dipping session in the North Sea Sept. 22 morning. The event, which takes place every year in Druridge Bay, Northumberland, marks one of the two days of the year on which the sun's path exactly follows the equator, and raises money for mental health charity mind.
Hundreds joined a mass skinny dip in the North Sea Sept. 22 morning
The annual event, known as the North East Skinny Dip, marks the autumn equinox
The autumn equinox is one of the two days of the year on which the sun's path exactly follows the equator
The gathering also raises money for mental health charity MIND
Participants pay an entrance fee of £12, which is donated to the charity
It's founders it is a 'celebration of life and of out own, unique, physical bodies'
The event takes place in Druridge Bay, Northumberland
Over 600 people attended last year's event
The average temperature in the North Sea is around 18C
The event sees people gather from 5.30am
Organisers say the event grows every year
Since its inception in 2012, the event has raised £40,000