A nude runner wearing only a bum-bag and a pair of trainers was spotted taking a casual jog through a beaut spot.

The man can be seen running uphill through fields at sunset in the Roaches, near Leek, in Staffordshire.

Captured by a wildlife photographer who was out making the most of the dusk sunshine, the man seems carefree as he exercises in his birthday suit.

The Roches area is a popular spot with families who head there to walk the hill paths and enjoy the stunning views.

The 46-year-old photographer said he took a picture to ensure he wasn't seeing things or dreaming having just woken up from a nap.

Other photos were unprintable, report StokeonTrent Live.

The man was seen running up a hill at sunset

It is believed the same man has been going for runs in his birthday suit along the Manifold Trail near Waterhouses, Three Shires Head near Flash and in the Goyt Valley in Buxton.

The photographer, from Leek, said: "I’m usually up there a few times a week. I was sat taking a photo of the sunset minding my own business. I then nodded off but then could hear someone coming.

"I looked around and couldn’t believe it. I thought I was dreaming. I nearly slapped myself to wake up.

"He was wearing a bum bag but nothing else.

"He ran past two men. He then hid behind a wall when he saw a Asda delivery van come down a farm drive."

The photographer was sat close to Roach End on the far side of the craggy rocks when he got an eyeful.

The area is a popular spot with families who walk the hill paths to enjoy the stunning views

He added: "I’m told he’s been seen in other areas. He's been seen at the Manifold and a friend of mine saw a naked man bathing at Three Shires.

"It’s wrong because a child might see him. He seemed to be pretty proud of it. He was flopping about all over the place.

"It’s got so busy since lockdown with more people getting out walking so anybody could see him."

The Roaches - managed by Staffordshire Wildlife Trust - is famed for once being home to wallabies after five of them were released into the wild in the late 1930s.

Many of the marsupials died during a particularly harsh winter in 1963 - with the last verified sighting of one of the creatures being in 2009 and they now believed to be extinct in the area.

But the photographer added: "I've not seen any wallabies, just willies."

After posting about the incident on social media, other walkers shared their encounters with the naked jogger.

One said: "I saw him a few weeks back when I was out for a run. Odd bugger to say the least."

Another added: "The other half spotted a naked runner down the Manifold Track the other week when she was out with the grandkids."